Rouse Home awarded five-star rating

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The Rouse Home Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center has received a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Rouse Home has received a five-star rating.

Administrator Zach Hammersley and Director of Nursing Kim Mineweaser have announced that the Rouse Home Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center has received the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) highest rating — five out of five.

“We are very proud of our team at the Rouse Home for this accomplishment,” Hammersley and Mineweaser said in a joint statement. “Regardless of the challenges over the years, including the pandemic, our empathetic staff truly put the residents first in everything they do.”

“Our staff continue to come to work every single day and deliver the best care that they possibly can to all our residents,” they said.

“This Five-Star Rating reflects their compassion and dedication to all those we serve. We consider ourselves privileged to be a part of this team.”

“Achieving a Five-Star Rating is the goal of every long-term nursing facility,” Rouse Estate CEO Susan Teconchuk said. “This achievement is the result of incredible teamwork from all of our various departments, including admissions, rehabilitation, nursing, housekeeping, dietary, recreation, and all of our departments.”

“I’m so proud to work with this incredible team and so thrilled that the Rouse Home can offer the highest level of quality care to the Warren County area,” Teconchuk said.

The Rouse Home offers short- and long-term care for individuals who need rehabilitative services or who suffer from serious or persistent healthcare issues, according to Marketing Director Kelsey Angove. “Residents of the Rouse Home receive around-the-clock skilled nursing care with the option to improve functional abilities such as strength and balance through rehabilitation in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Residents can also look forward to daily living activities and a person-centered care experience above any other in the county.”

The CMS five-star rating system was created “to help individuals, families, and caregivers compare nursing homes, and to identify key areas related to the quality of care provided,” Angove said. “Key areas include recent health inspections, staffing level ratios, registered nursing levels and quality measures.”

“Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide, and this quality rating system lends an overview of the individual care their loved one will receive,” she said. “Those facilities that have achieved a five-star rating are considered to deliver a quality of care significantly above average.”


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