2010 News Stories

The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine receives quality ranking

Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Belle Plaine, MN–The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine, which provides skilled nursing care, an overall five-star rating—the highest possible. A five-star rating means the home was “much above average.” CMS’s “Five-Star Quality Rating System” includes surveys, staffing and quality measures in addition to the overall rating. This is used for skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States.

This information is helpful to consumers because of the differences in the type and quality of care and services provided by nursing homes across the country. The five-star quality rating’s purpose is to help consumers easily compare skilled nursing facilities and decide what questions they need to ask. In addition to using this tool, people looking for nursing home care are encouraged to visit many facilities, meet with staff, ask questions and talk with current residents and their families.

Administrator Dennis DeCosta is proud of the staff for achieving this accomplishment. “We strive to provide quality spiritual and physical care and exemplary customer service. The five-star rating reflects our staff’s commitment to these goals, and we enjoy working with residents and their families to provide the care and services they need.” The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine’s services include a Special Care Residence for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The home also offers rehabilitative therapies through its Wellness and Rehabilitation Center and Transitional Care Services.

In addition to this home, The Lutheran Home Campus offers a complete continuum of care, which includes Kingsway Retirement Living, Hope Residence, Faith Residence Apartments, Boessling Lutheran Village Apartments and a Mayo-affiliated medical clinic.

To learn more about The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine, you may contact DeCosta at (952) 873-5229 or dtdecosta@tlha.org. You may also call (952) 873-2215 or e-mail info@www.tlha.org to learn more about the Belle Plaine campus.

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