The care center at Grand Village, a Grand Rapids senior living community managed by Ecumen, has received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

The quality rating system ranges from 1 to 5 stars, with a 5-star rating given to care centers that offer exceptional care to their residents. The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on health inspections, staffing data (the number of hours of care provided to each resident by nursing staff), and quality measures (how well a nursing home cares for residents’ physical and clinical needs).

“The 5-Star Quality Rating is one of the highest commendations our outstanding team members can receive,” said Kyle Hedlund, Executive Director of Grand Village. “This rating is expert validation of the exceptional care we provide every day. It means we are in the highest tier of care providers in Minnesota and across the country, and we are honored to be recognized among the best.”

CMS created the rating system to provide residents and their families with an easy way to understand and compare quality and simplify decisions around choosing a care center. Five stars is considered “much above average” and only a quarter of care centers in Minnesota received this rating. The CMS Nursing Home Compare website is at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.

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