Another five-star ranking for Brookings long-term care facility

Brookings Health System photo: Helen Peterson poses with Certified Nursing Assistant Tanner Wetzel during a fun afternoon on the duck slip-n-slide, an activity The Neighborhoods at Brookview’s team recently held for nursing home residents. New quality data recently issued on Nursing Home Compare ranks The Neighborhoods at Brookview as the only long-term care facility in South Dakota with a perfect five-star rating. Activities like the duck slip-n-slide encourage resident socialization, contributing to The Neighborhoods’ con-sistent high-quality and resident satisfaction scores.

BROOKINGS – New quality data recently issued on Nursing Home Compare, www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare, ranks The Neighborhoods at Brookview as the only long-term care facility in South Dakota with a perfect five-star rating. 

“Several years ago our team embraced the household model of care to create a homelike, social setting for our residents,” Administrator Jason Hanssen said. “We’ve reaped the benefits from this care model with consistent, high quality scores. Our team recently achieved a 96% overall resident-family satisfaction rating and a 96% recommendation to others rating, demonstrating our care professionals’ dedication to delivering exceptional resident care on a daily basis.”

Nursing Home Compare rates nursing homes across four measurable dimensions: health inspections, quality measures, staffing and overall rating. 

The website allows consumers to compare quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. It provides residents and their families the ability to make informed decisions on where to seek care. Star ratings are based on a one to five star scale, with more stars indicating better quality.

The Neighborhoods first earned the overall five-star rating from Nursing Home Compare in 2013. It has maintained a perfect five-star rating across all measureable dimensions since 2017. 

The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home offers short and long-term care to residents. The facility embraces the household model of care which aims to create a homelike, social setting for residents. Staff incorporates the five person-directed values in care: choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living. 

For more information, visit www.brookingshealth.org/Neighborhoods.

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