Lee Memorial Health System is proud to announce the HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center has received a Five-Star rating in overall quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a rating it has maintained for the past four quarters. CMS works with state and federal agencies to oversee the quality of skilled nursing facilities and began reporting their findings publicly four years ago to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about nursing home options.
“What an honor to achieve CMS’s highest distinction,” says Troy Churchill, Administrator of HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center. “The team is truly dedicated to our residents and their families, and we’re proud that CMS acknowledges the high quality of care and comfort that we work hard to provide to our patients, residents and their family members.”
HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center, a 112-bed skilled nursing facility, combines the most current treatment with the care and compassion needed for residents to reach their maximum potential. It focuses on rehabilitation and its goal is to enable them to return home or to their prior living arrangement.
The center’s population is split between those receiving long-term and short-term rehabilitation services. Short term care typically lasts 20 days and is becoming more common as part of the comprehensive rehabilitation programs the center has developed to assist patients in a successful transition back to their home.
“We focus on providing a high staff-to-patient ratio at our center,” Churchill says. “This leads to better outcomes and overall experiences for our patients.”
Nursing Home Compare contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. It reviews health inspection results, staffing data, and quality measures, giving a “snap shot” of the care each individual skilled nursing facility provides. The ratings can be viewed at: http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
“CMS’s Five-Star rating is a helpful tool when making informed decisions about skilled nursing facilities that meet your needs, but nothing is as important as a personal visit to assess the living environment and rehabilitation services offered,” explains Churchill.
HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center offers all the services of a skilled nursing facility, including a full range of rehabilitative and sub-acute services. The Center is located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of HealthPark Florida, adjacent to Lee Memorial Health System’s HealthPark Medical Center ensuring the best emergency medical care 24 hours a day.