Brunswick Nursing Home Receives National Five-Star Rating

Mid Coast Senior Health Center’s Mere Point Long-Term Nursing Home and Bodwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility were recently recognized in the 2013 US News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” list for being among the highest rated in Maine. The 2013 Best Maine Nursing Homes list is comprised of those facilities with a rating of five (5) stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care.

About 30 percent of Maine nursing homes earned an overall five-star rating, and Mid Coast’s Mere Point and Bodwell is one of two facilities in Midcoast Maine that received the highest possible rating.

“We are very pleased by this exceptional rating by CMS. It represents the hard work and dedication of all our staff who provide top quality care and a healthy, supportive living environment for the residents of Mere Point and the patients on Bodwell,” said Darlene Chalmers, Vice President of Elder and Home Care Services at Mid Coast Health Services, and Executive Director of Mid Coast Senior Health Center.

CMS bases the performance ratings in three areas: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care.

The health inspection rating contains information from annual onsite inspections for the past three years. The nurse staffing rating includes information about the average number of hours of care given daily to each resident based upon resident need. The quality of medical care rating is based on ten different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents, such as the percent of residents with pressure ulcers, the percent of residents with moderate to severe pain, or the percent of residents who have changes in their ability to move about.

Overview of Mid Coast Senior Health Center Ratings in US News

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