St. Luke Living Center in Marion was one of 3,867 nursing homes in the country to receive an overall five-star rating in January from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, which almost all are. The agency assigns a rating of one to five stars in three categories:
- Deficiencies in state-conducted health inspections.
- Nursing staff time with residents.
- Quality of medical care provided to residents.
In addition to its overall five-star rating, St. Luke received a five-star rating in each of the three categories. It was also listed as one of the top nursing homes in a recent study by U.S. News & World Report, which relied on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.
“It is an incredible honor,” living center director Janet Herzet said. “It is a direct reflection of the commitment by our entire staff to provide quality care to each resident every single day.”