Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center is the latest to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings, which now number at 13. Only the top 10 percent of nursing homes in each state receive a five-star rating.
Signature’s other five-star facilities are SHC of Trimble County, Washington Rehab & Nursing Center, SHC of Erin, Hermitage Care & Rehab, SHC of Orange Park, Mountain City Care & Rehab, Bracken County Nursing & Rehab, Clinton County Care & Rehab, Pickett Care & Rehab, SHC of Marietta, SHC at Mallard Bay and SHC of Spencer County.
Signature has continually improved the quality of care provided in its buildings, which has translated to better CMS ratings.
The company has more than doubled its number of four- and five-star buildings, from 15 in January 2009, which is roughly when CMS launched the Nursing Home Compare ratings system, to 33 – nearly half of Signature’s buildings. Meanwhile, the number of one- and two-star buildings has dropped from 40 to 23.
Under the five-star rating system, nursing homes are assessed in three main categories: health inspections, quality measures and staffing. The overall rating combines scores received in each of the three categories.
The system is intended to help consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and identify areas about which they would like to learn more. During its most recent survey, Spencer County fared particularly well on quality measures, which includes aspects of residents’ health, physical functioning, mental status and overall well being.
To read more about the CMS Nursing Home Compare ratings system, click here.