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Signature grows number of four- and five-star buildings

More Signature HealthCARE facilities have climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville and Signature HealthCARE at Mallard Bay are the latest to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings, which now number at 16.

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 36 currently. Meanwhile, the number of one- and two-star buildings has dropped from 40 to 26.

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. For more, visit www.medicare.gov/nhcompare.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes SHC homes among nation’s best

Nursing Homes Ranked Best in NationA total of nine Signature HealthCARE homes made this year’s list of U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes Rankings, issued today. The rankings are based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ nursing home compare website.

Signature homes that made the list are: SHC of Orange Park, SHC of Marietta, Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton County Care & Rehabilitation Center, SHC of Spencer County, SHC at Mallard Bay, Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center and Pickett Care & Rehabilitation Center.

For more on the rankings, click HERE. To visit the CMS nursing home compare site, click HERE.

Renovations under way to improve resident experience at Laurelwood

Laurelwood Nursing Home in Elkton, MarylandA construction crew set to work today on renovations to improve the resident experience at Laurelwood Care Center, in Elkton, Md.

A number of aesthetic and functional changes are planned for the 133-bed building.

Brian Riley, Renovations Project Manager for SHC Construction, said resident rooms will receive “pretty much a total makeover,” including new paint, flooring, mirrors, sinks and other improvements. New over-the-bed tables will be installed, and old beds have already been replaced with new electric beds.

The dining room will also receive new paint and flooring, and all four shower rooms will be retiled. Both nursing stations will be updated, and cut-outs at the stations will allow better interaction between nursing staff and residents in wheelchairs. The home’s therapy department is also slated for improvements, and possibly could be relocated.

Offices also may receive upgrades if there is room in the budget. The renovation is expected to cost about $600,000.

Two crews work on each facility renovation, alternating weeks on the job. Crew sizes vary, Riley said, but on average they have between eight and 12 workers. The typical renovation takes between 45 and 60 days.

The Laurelwood upgrade is one of a handful of ongoing renovations taking place right now within Signature. Work is also under way at Mallard Bay (Cambridge, Md.), Greeneville (Tenn.), Palm Beach (Fla.) and Georgetown (Ky.). Renovations at Pickett Care & Rehab, in Byrdstown, Tenn., are scheduled to begin soon.

Riley said the renovations are “pretty similar,” but “each one has their own little issues they need to take care of. So we end up trying to do it for them, whatever it may be.”

To watch the progress, visit Laurelwood’s website at www.laurelwoodcare.com or by clicking the logo above.

Signature grows number of five-star buildings

5 Star nursing home in Spencer County KY

Another Signature HealthCARE facility has climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

SHC of Spencer County is the latest to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings, which now number at nine. The others are Mallard Bay, Marietta, Clinton County, Cedar Hills (SHC of Jacksonville), Orange Park, Bracken County, SHC at The Courtyard and Pickett, which received back-to-back perfect surveys.

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 currently. Meanwhile, the number of one- and two-star buildings has dropped from 40 to 27.

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.