The importance of Joint Commission National Quality Approval.

Since 1951, The Joint Commission has sought to continuously improve public healthcare by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe, effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is America’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. To earn and maintain the Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an onsite survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.To learn more about The Joint Commission, click here.


Here’s what the CMS Five-Star Rating System rank means.

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The Five-Star Quality Rating System is designed to help simplify the process of comparing nursing homes. It does so by highlighting areas you may want to review as you consider options for your loved one’s care.

This rating system gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 4 stars are considered above average in quality, while those with 1 star are considered below average in quality. Each nursing home receives one overall 4-star rating and a separate rating for health inspections, quality measures and staffing.

For more information about the CMS Five-Star Rating System, click here.


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