MVNRC Has Achieved a Medicare 5-Star Rating

The only 5-Star Medicare Rated Nursing Home in the N. VA Area

For the 3rd year in a row, The Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (MVNRC) has achieved a 5-Star Overall Rating from Medicare.gov. Click Here to see the rating as compared to other local nursing facilities in the area. While new technologies and efficient operating systems play a large role in today’s skilled nursing center environments, it’s the quality, experience and compassion of the staff that treats patients and residents alike that makes the difference between a good nursing center and a great nursing center! More important MVNRC has not lost sight of what makes this center unique: An ongoing commitment to providing the most compassionate care and attention to our residents and patients.

Especially noteworthy in the Medicare.gov ratings for MVNRC are the consistently high ratings for Staffing. MVNRC’s staff to patient ratios is consistently at a higher rate than averages in the region.  Medicare.gov staff ratings are based on two measures: 1) Registered Nurse (RN) hours per resident day; and 2) total staffing hours per resident day. Total staffing includes: RNs; Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs); and Certified Nurse Aids (CNAs).

In December 2008, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enhanced its Nursing Home Compare public reporting site to include a set of quality ratings for each nursing home that participates in Medicare or Medicaid. The ratings take the form of several “star” ratings for each nursing home. The primary goal of this rating system is to provide residents and their families with an easy way to understand assessment of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing nursing homes. Medicare.gov provides national listings for nursing homes as well as hospitals, doctors, home health facilities and more. The “Nursing Home Compare” feature of www.medicare.gov allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.

The Five-Star Rating System was developed by CMS with assistance from Abt Associates, advice from leading researchers in the long term care field and countless ideas contributed by consumer and provider groups. All of these organizations and groups have continued to contribute their ideas as the system has been refined and updated to incorporate newly available data. The Five-Star quality rating system on Nursing Home Compare offers valuable and comprehensible information to consumers based on the best data currently available.

Medicare.gov nursing home ratings are based on 3 areas of measurement: Health Inspections; Staffing and Quality. A star rating from one to five stars, with 5 stars being the top rating, is provided for each of the three measures and these three ratings are then combined to calculate an Overall Rating.

Nursing Home Compare includes information on the following:

  • Five-Star Quality Ratings of overall and individual star performance on health inspections, quality measures, and hours of care provided per resident by staff performing nursing care tasks.
  • Health inspections results and complaints give detailed and summary information about deficiencies found during the 3 most recent state inspections and recent complaint investigations.
  • Nursing home staffing information about the number of registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses, physical therapists and nursing assistants in each nursing home.
  • A set of quality measures that describe the quality of care in nursing homes including percent of residents with pressure sore, percent of residents with urinary incontinence and more.

For more information and to see ratings for nursing homes, visit www.medicare.gov.