What is a CMS Rating?
Introduced in 2015, the CMS’ Quality Rating System is a standardized measure, designed to help seniors and their loved ones quickly compare potential skilled nursing facilities. A community’s rating takes health inspections and staffing into account, alongside scores on 15 quality measures. Exploring these ratings can be a great starting point in your search for a skilled nursing facility, however the CMS stresses that no rating system can effectively address all the personal considerations you will need to make.
Additional factors like whether a facility offers specialized care, or how close by they are to allow for all-important family visitation are equally as vital. For example, Chapin Home has a long and well-established history of delivering quality senior care, with tenured staff and excellent memory care, wound, surgical, cardiac and rehabilitation programs. The CMS recommends viewing their rating as one piece of a puzzle rather than the whole picture, urging families to gather additional information and arrange in-person visits wherever possible.
Our CMS Rating
Chapin Home has a Four-Star Quality Rating
In the midst of an exceptionally challenging period for senior care providers in the United States, we’re proud to have been awarded a four-star CMS quality rating. In spite of constantly emerging obstacles in the face of COVID-19, Chapin Home adapted and conquered to continually deliver the steadfast, quality care our residents deserve.
Key Findings From our CMS Report Include:
- Hospitalization and outpatient ER visit rates were below the national average for both short and long-stay residents in our care.
- In line with our commitment to promoting independent living, short-stay skilled nursing patients showed improvements in both mobility and self-care abilities prior to discharge.
- Chapin Home had a low rate of falls resulting in major injury (0% and 3.6% for short and long-stay residents respectively).
- Despite increased demands presented by the pandemic, our residents received adequate time with licensed nurses, nurse aides and physical therapists.
- 67.9% of short-stay residents were at or above their expected ability to care for themselves at discharge (15.1% higher than the national average).
- 91.4% of our residents and 100% of staff were vaccinated against COVID-19, rising well above the national average and highlighting our commitment to effective infection control.