Hearthstone Receives Five-Star Award

Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone Communities Executive Director, shared this month that Hearthstone Manor was awarded an overall Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to the latest reports published by the federal agency. This rating is the highest any skilled nursing community can receive.

Created to “to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which [they] may want to ask questions,” the CMS rating system publishes reports on the Nursing Home Compare page at medicare.gov. The most recent ratings incorporate data reported through December 31, 2020.

Rutter noted that to have a five star rating means that Hearthstone met or exceeded the recommended guidance in all areas, including adhering to executive orders that were put in place to keep their residents safe and healthy. “Through the creation and implementation of our own COVID-19 task force, we have taken multiple steps to help prevent exposure directly tied to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC, and state, local, and federal regulations, and we continually adjust these steps if those recommendations change. Through the proactive efforts of our staff working in conjunction with our COVID-19 task force, our goal continues to be for our residents to remain safe and well cared for.”