NORTHFIELD, MINN. (December 27, 2017) – Northfield Retirement Community (NRC) is the recipient of two ratings recognizing nursing home excellence and high quality care and services.
NRC has achieved a five-star overall rating with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Comparison rating system. The rating system, which takes into account health inspections, staffing and quality care measures, was developed by CMS to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and ranges from one to five stars. Health inspections information was gathered from the last three years of onsite inspections. A staffing score was composed of the number of hours of care provided to each resident each day by nursing staff. Quality measures included 16 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents.
Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality. Nursing home ratings are released on a quarterly basis through Nursing Home Compare, an online database that’s accessible to the public and shows the star ratings for each nursing home. You can compare nursing homes at https://www.medicare.gov/nu
U.S. News & World Report also recognized NRC as one of the 99 best nursing homes in Minnesota. U.S. News used data from the CMS Nursing Home Compare program in their evaluation of more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country. The 99 nursing homes on the list achieved overall ratings of 4.5 or greater and were considered “top performing.”
“NRC is honored to be recognized as one of Minnesota’s top senior care providers,” said NRC President and CEO Kyle Nordine. “Our entire team is dedicated to providing the best care, services and quality of life possible to seniors in our community.”
Northfield Retirement Community has a nearly 50-year history of providing quality housing and services specifically designed to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults. The organization currently operates or manages seven senior living facilities across the community: Northfield ParkView, SouthView Suites, Cannon Valley Suites, Northwood Pines, Northfield Manor, Evergreen Lodge and Northfield Care Center. Providing a range of services – from round-the-clock care to minimal home care assistance – the housing options available focus on giving adults, age 55 or older, the assistance they need to lead healthy, meaningful lives. More information about Northfield Retirement Community is available at www.northfieldretirement.