Scarborough, Maine (PRWEB) July 28, 2010
Holbrook Health Center, the skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores’ lifecare retirement community, received a report of “Zero Deficiencies” for the second year in a row by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services as part of their annual inspection in May. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal rating agency, subsequently confirmed the zero deficiencies rating as part of a follow-up inspection in June.
“Such a report is extremely rare,” said Michael Bierley, Piper Shores Executive Director. “A ‘zero deficiencies’ report is reserved for only the highest quality nursing home providers in Maine. To receive such a report two years in a row is testimony to the quality of our people, processes and procedures at Holbrook.”
In addition to the zero deficiencies rating, Holbrook also maintained its 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. 5-Stars is the highest rating offered by the agency.
“Holbrook continues to build on a tradition of excellence, quality and innovation,” said Bierley. “Just last year, Holbrook was recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC).” CARF-CCAC is the nations’ only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities. CARF-CCAC awarded Holbrook exemplary status for its innovative Life Stories, Tree of Life and Intergenerational programs. These resident-centered care programs are the first of their kind in Maine and represent a new standard in retirement and skilled nursing care.
About Holbrook Health Center
Holbrook Health Center is the skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores, the only nonprofit lifecare retirement community in Maine. Built in 2001 and managed by Life Care Services, LLC, Holbrook is an integral part of Piper Shores’ oceanfront campus, situated between Higgins Beach and historic Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. Piper Shores is an innovative Maine retirement community that promotes the long-term wellbeing of its residents through a continuum of activities and lifecare services. Piper Shores’ residents enjoy active, independent lifestyles with guaranteed priority access to on-site assisted living and skilled nursing care.
For more information, visit http://www.theholbrook.org or call 207-510-5211.
Andrea Killiard, Piper Shores
15 Piper Road
Scarborough, Maine 04074
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