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Long Term Care Living Center Achieves Five-Star Rating for Ninth Consecutive Year
Long Term Care Living Center Achieves Five-Star Rating of Excellence for Ninth Consecutive Year
(Geneseo, IL- November 2020 – Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Living Center has been recognized as a Five-Star facility for the ninth year in a row by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help families and caregivers compare nursing homes.
Based on recent health inspections and compliant investigations, an overall rating is given for each nursing home, and a separate rating for additional areas of operation, including health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Hours of care provided on average by nursing staff and how well nursing homes care for their residents’ physical and clinical needs are also included in the rating.
The Five-Star Quality Rating System exists to provide families a comparison tool using year-over-year data. Hammond-Henry Long Term Care has offered the highest level of care and received this award for nine consecutive years. “This year has posed some unanticipated challenges, but we are counting our blessings and continue to consider it an honor to care for our beloved residents. More than ever, we consider them to be our family. As Covid-19 isolation and fear has overwhelmed our world, it has also brought us closer together. It will be our continued mission to provide our residents with the best care possible. While we are thankful for the recognition, we are more so grateful to be a part of a wonderful community, a strong Hammond- Henry team, and a caring Long Term Care Living Center family,” Wyatt Brieser, DPT, LTC Manager.
CMS decides their rulings by using regular inspections and data compiled from nearly 800 Illinois long-term care facilities serving approximately 100,000 residents. Less than ten percent (10%) of the facilities achieve five-star status each year.