Green Hill Earns Five-Star Rating for Quality by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

West Orange, New Jersey, January 4, 2019; Non-profit Green Hill Senior Living in West Orange, New Jersey, has earned the highest standard of excellence in nursing care, a Five-Star Rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS).

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Star Rating System to provide consumers with an easy way to search for nursing homes that provide the quality of care they desire.

Green Hill received five- star rankings for Staffing and RN Staffing for providing higher than NJ and US average licensed nurse staff hours (RN, LPN, and Nurse Aide) and physical therapist hours per resident day.  CMS has long identified staffing a vital component of a nursing home’s ability to provide quality care and uses staffing data to gauge staffing impact on quality of care in nursing homes.

“I am incredibly proud to be supporting our dedicated and compassionate team of licensed nursing professionals who provide quality care for our residents, 24-hours a day,”  said Donna Lazartic, Executive Director-President.

Green Hill also ranks much higher than average in the US in 10 out of 15 CMS quality measures. CMSuses nursing home-reported clinical information to measure Quality of Resident Care, including hospital readmittance, first-time antipsychotic medication administration, new or worsened pressure ulcers, and residents who report pain. To review a full list of resident quality measures, visit Medicare.gov, Nursing Home Compare.

Medicare.gov identifies nursing homes as those resident communities that provide skilled care to people who can’t be cared for at home and need 24-hour nursing care. Skilled care includes skilled nursing or rehabilitation services to manage, observe, or assess a resident’s care. Examples of skilled care include occupational therapy, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapies, and physical therapy. You can learn more about other types of long-term care facilities here.

It is recommended that you visit the nursing homes that you are considering or have someone visit for you. The Nursing Home Checklist is a valuable resource to help you organize the important information you need to make decisions about what nursing home best meets you and your family member’s needs.

Green Hill provides welcoming and affirming, five-star, high-quality skilled nursing for short and long-term stays in a choice of 37 private or semi-private rooms in the grand Legacy building or in a private room in one of the home-like, innovative The Villas at Green Hill communities. View or print the long-term care brochure, or contact us.

Green Hill is a SAGECare Platinum certified, welcoming community, rated Five-Stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and home of the 1st The Villas at Green Hill in New Jersey. To learn more about Green Hill and our senior living programs visit www.green-hill.com and, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.