The Neighborhoods at Brookview Earns 5-Star Rating on Nursing Home Compare

Posted: 8/27/2013

New quality data recently issued on Nursing Home Compare, www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare, shows The Neighborhoods at Brookview recently earned an overall five-star rating, the highest score possible for skilled nursing homes.

The Neighborhoods at Brookview staff recently earned an overall five-star rating on Nursing Home Compare, Medicare and Medicaid’s website that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. Five stars is the highest rating possible for skilled nursing homes.“Our dedicated staff has worked hard to earn this rating, both at our new facility and our old facility, Brookview Manor,” said Administrator Jason Hanssen. “We’ve setup teams to focus on quality enhancements, developed processes for interventions and are always prepared for the state health department survey. The new rating reflects our focus on providing high quality care to residents.”

Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information 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.

Overall star rating is based on health inspections, quality measures and staffing. Star ratings are based on a one to five star scale, with more stars indicating better quality.

The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled 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, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/Neighborhoods.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.