Good Samaritan Society-Bloomfield is excited to announce that it has achieved the overall rating of a 4 star by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The facility and staff of the Good Samaritan Society has an active QAPI (Quality Assurance Performance Improvement) team that has worked diligently over the past couple of years to attain this overall rating. It has involved monthly meetings with personnel from every department as well as the pharmacist and medical director to discuss ways to enhance systems and processes to improve the way we care for and engage with our residents, co-workers and business partners. This team has developed many PIP teams (Performance Improvement Projects) to focus on certain issues/concerns that are affecting our residents and to develop solutions that are sustainable. Examples of some recent PIP teams include call light response time, antipsychotic medication usage, staff recruitment and restorative program compliance.
In 2008, CMS developed the quality rating system for nursing homes so that families and residents have an easy way to differentiate between high and low performing nursing homes. This rating system took the form of several “star” ratings for each nursing home. This Five Star rating system is based upon three types of measures.
Good Samaritan Society- Bloomfield currently has an overall 4 star rating, with a 3 star in health inspections, a 3 star in staffing and a 5 star in quality measures. The staff at Good Samaritan Society- Bloomfield is continually striving to deliver the highest quality of care and services, so that each person feels loved, valued and at peace and we will continue to work hard until we attain our goal of being a five star facility.