This award is a tremendous tribute to our staff and their commitment to providing the best care possible for all of the residents who come to Mount View Care Center. It is testament to our consistent commitment to quality care.
Wausau, WI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
North Central Health Care’s Nursing Home, Mount View Care Center, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. This achievement marks the 3rd consecutive year Mount View Care Center has received this national honor. http://www.norcen.org/skilled-nursing/mount-view-recognition
The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’ goal is to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014 find a home with a strong track record of good care. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals over 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period.
“We are extremely proud of all of the hardworking staff who provide such great care at Mount View Care Center,” states Gary Bezucha, CEO of North Central Health Care. “This award is a tremendous tribute to their unrelenting commitment to providing the best care possible for all of the residents who come to Mount View Care Center. The fact that we have received the award for three years in a row is testament to the consistent commitment of our organization to improve quality.”
Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories—health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care—and gives each an overall rating.
U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014.
Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles on how to pay for care, spot warning signs of bad care, understand how the federal Affordable Care Act affects senior care, and otherwise manage the emotional and financial challenges of dealing with an aging loved one.
“The rising number of five-star homes is encouraging,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “It speaks to care that is steadily becoming more skilled and compassionate.”
North Central Health Care Mount View Care Center is located along the shores of Lake Wausau and offers services for those in need of skilled nursing care. Designed around the specific needs and abilities of its long- and short-term residents, Mount View Care Center is operated 24 hours a day by professional staff specially trained in respiratory, music, occupational, rehabilitation, respite, aquatic and speech therapies. Mount View Care Center offers the highest levels of care for short-term rehabilitation and post-acute care, long-term care along with specialized care for individuals with dementia and ventilator dependent needs.
North Central Health Care compassionately serves the counties of Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln through an accessible, specialized continuum of care. Comprehensive health and wellness therapy, rehabilitation and skilled nursing are provided for people of any age, allowing them to live the quality life they deserve.