AHCC receives five-star rating

Amie Holt Care Center recently received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

According to CMS, the five-star quality rating system was created to help consumers, families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily.

The rating is based on three criteria: health inspections, staffing and quality of resident care issues. These criteria are rated 1 to 5. AHCC currently has four stars for health inspections, five stars for staffing and five stars for quality measures. The staffing rating includes information about the number of hours of care provided to each resident. According to CMS, the quality measure rating includes information on 15 physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents, including how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinic needs.

“To me, a five-star rating represents an abundance of care,” said Brenda Gorm, AHCC director. “Every single employee plays an important role – whether helping a resident with physical or emotional needs, preparing nutritious and appetizing meals, keeping the facility clean and safely maintained, preventing infections, or completing complicated assessments. I couldn’t be prouder of the AHCC team and truly appreciate the effort of each member on behalf of our residents.”

CMS Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes is a consumer service that offers information to the public about the quality of care in the 15,800 nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.