Earlier this year, Mile Bluff’s Crest View and Fair View nursing
& rehabilitation centers both earned five-star ratings from The Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The official site for Medicare (www.medicare.gov), provides a resource
that rates each nursing home on a scale of one to five stars. The five-star
quality rating system was created by CMS to help consumers, their families
and caregivers compare nursing homes in an easy way. Nursing homes with
five stars are considered to have quality that is above average.
Each nursing home receives one overall rating, as well as separate ratings
in three areas: health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
This rating contains evaluations from the three most recent inspections
and investigations at the organization. Trained, objective inspectors
visit the facilities, and follow a specific process to determine the extent
to which a nursing home has met the minimum quality requirements of CMS.
The most recent survey findings are weighted the most when determining a score.
The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care
that is 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.
Quality Measures (QMs)
The quality measure rating has information on 17 different physical and
clinical measures for nursing home residents. The QMs offer information
about how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical
and clinical needs.
Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services provided. Health
inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information
are three important ways to measure the quality. The star rating system
can provide important information and help individuals compare homes by
topics considered to be most important. However, none of this is not meant
to serve as a substitute for visiting a facility.
While no rating system can address all the important considerations that
go into a decision about which nursing home may be best for a particular
person, it can provide a trustworthy snapshot of the quality of care provided
at each facility.
Mile Bluff is proud to provide five-star quality to the patients at Crest
View in New Lisbon and Fair View in Mauston. For information about, or
a tour of either facility, call the appropriate number below.
Crest View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - 612 View Street, New Lisbon
Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - 1050 Division Street, Mauston