In an effort to help consumers, caregivers, families, and the public compare skilled nursing facilities, CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, created the Five Star Quality Rating System. Skilled nursing facilities are ranked in four categories – Overall, Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. St Luke’s Villa has consistently received five star ratings and has been recognized nationally.
While skilled nursing facilities with five star ratings are considered to provide above average quality care, any rating system is only one of the many important considerations that help decide which facility would be best for a person. This rating system should be utilized with other sources of information, including a visit, when making a decision.