NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Sound Shore Medical Center's Schaffer Extended Care Center in New Rochelle received a four-star ranking in a recently released report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The report confirms that nursing homes affiliated with hospitals and those that are not-for-profit usually score higher than their counterparts. Both of these benefits apply to Schaffer. The four-star overall rating - which includes four stars in each of the 10 areas of measure – places Schaffer in the top third of more than 16,000 nursing homes nationally.
“While the Center’s Rating System provides a benchmark, individual’s considering placement for a loved one should still rely on their personal reaction during an onsite visit," John R. Spicer, president and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center, said in a statement. "A reaction to an in-person observation is vital and should include considerations, such as: Are the residents engaged? Is there good interaction between patients and care staff? Is the facility orderly and clean? Is the staff open to your questions? Can you see your loved one in this setting?”
This Medicare Nursing Home ranking system offers consumers the ability to compare nursing homes. Using health inspection ratings over the last three years, in 10 Quality Measures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid assigns stars for the level of quality. This assessment reviews a facility’s performance including staffing with attention to the number of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing aides per resident/per day.
For information on Sound Shore Medical Center, click here , or for physician referrals, call 914-637-5463. For more information about Schaffer Extended Care Center, call 914-365-3702.
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