Springhill Rehabilitation & Senior Residence Achieves 5 Stars Status

October 24, 2017


IMG_5532.JPGExcellence achieved!!!!  Springhill Rehab & Senior Residence, located on the campus of Springhill Medical Center, achieved the Five Star excellence standard for quality care in October.

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which they might want to ask questions.

The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality below average. There is one Overall 5-star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information: Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures (QMs). The health inspection rating contains information from the last three years of onsite inspections, including both standard surveys and any complaint surveys. This information is gathered by trained, objective inspectors who go onsite to the nursing home and follow a specific process to determine the extent to which a nursing home has met Medicaid and Medicare’s minimum quality requirements. The most recent survey findings are weighted more than the prior two years. More than 180,000 onsite reviews are used in the health inspection scoring nationally. The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident each day by nursing staff. This rating considers differences in the levels of residents’ care needs in each nursing home. For example, a nursing home with residents who had more severe needs would be expected to have more nursing staff than a nursing home where the resident needs were not as high.

The quality measure rating has information on 15 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents. The rating now includes information about nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic medications in both long-stay and short-stay residents. This information is collected by the nursing home for all residents. The QMs offer information about how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs. More than 12 million assessments of the conditions of nursing home residents are used in the Five-Star rating system.