Windsor El Camino Care Center, a 178-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Carmichael, California, announced today it has been awarded a 5-Star overall rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes and navigate the intricacies of choosing the appropriate facility for their family member. Nursing homes are assigned an overall star rating between one and five stars by CMS and specific ratings in each of the following three areas:
- Health inspections (state conducted inspections of food preparation, infection control, medication management, residents’ rights and quality of life, and proper skin care);
- Nurse staffing (average number of nursing care minutes patients receive daily); and
- Medical quality measures (self-reported and claims-based medical data for the latest four calendar quarters).
“We are thrilled to be distinguished as a 5-Star center”, says Jeff Barbieri, Windsor El Camino’s Administrator. “Each team member within our center contributes greatly to provide an exceptional experience for our patients and their families. This achievement is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of our 5-Star staff.”