Mason, Ohio (August 1, 2017)–Cedar Village has received an overall four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rating is the second highest level in the five star system that CMS uses to evaluate quality. The results include four star ratings in the individual categories of health inspections, staffing and quality of healthcare.
The healthcare result points to the success of the Cedar Village Strategic Plan, which designates quality of healthcare as one of its four pillars. This is the first time in three years that the non-profit organization serving people 50 and better has achieved four-stars for healthcare quality. The rating in that category for the final quarter of last year was three stars.
Cedar Village President and CEO Dan Fagin said “we are extremely proud of this achievement. The four star rating reflects the dedication and hard work of our entire team and their ongoing commitment to delivering the best possible care to our residents.”
Health inspections are conducted once per year. Healthcare quality and staffing data are collected on a quarterly basis. The CMS five-star evaluation system is designed to help consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes.
In yet another measure of quality, Cedar Village recently received a deficiency-free rating for its apartments. That designation came from the Ohio Department of Health and is the highest level awarded by the state agency in that category. The result came after an annual inspection of apartments, which evaluated quality of care, residents’ rights and infection-control issues, among many other areas.