St. Luke Living Center in Marion has been recognized as one of the top nursing homes according to a recent study by U.S. News & World Report.
For the study, U.S. News collected meaningful data and ratings about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and built from them a searchable database designed to highlight the highest-rated homes likely to meet each user’s needs.
The data behind the Best Nursing Homes study comes from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, as most are.
The agency also collects information from states and individual homes and assigns each home a rating of one to five stars in each of three categories: state-conducted health inspections; nursing and physical therapy staffing; quality of medical care.
In January 2013, St. Luke Living Center was one of 3,036 nursing homes to earn an overall five-star rating from the federal government.
“It is an incredible honor,” said Janet Herzet, St. Luke Living Center director. “It is a direct reflection of the commitment by our entire staff to provide quality care to each resident, every single day.”