Medicare recently awarded Freedom Village Skilled Nursing in Lake Forest, CA the highest quality recognition seal that can be received, the 5-Star Medicare rating. Freedom Village is one of a select few skilled nursing communities to receive such a high rating in all of Orange County.
How does a senior or their family member select a QUALITY skilled nursing community?
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the 5-Star quality rating system to help patients and their families evaluate and compare nursing homes.
- The CMS Nursing Home Compare Website features this quality rating system which gives nursing homes a 1 to 5 star rating. Nursing homes with 5-stars are considered to have quality much above average, while nursing homes with 1-star are considered to have quality much below average.
- The rating is made up from the following areas: Health Inspections, Staffing and Quality Measures. Each of these areas is given a separate rating and then combined for an overall rating for the nursing home. Freedom Village Skilled Nursing is proud to have Registered Nurses on the floor around the clock.
- Families and caregivers are encouraged to use the 5-star rating in conjunction with visiting skilled nursing communities, asking questions, and using other resources to help determine the best option for their loved one.
“Freedom Village Healthcare Center is proud to serve the residents of South Orange County. Our comprehensive coordinated care with local hospitals, physicians, and other medical professionals has greatly assisted in achieving this excellent Medicare 5-Star rating.”
-Joel Niblett, MHA, Administrator of Freedom Village Healthcare Center for 12 plus years
Freedom Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing has been providing residents of Freedom Village and those in the local area with excellent care for the past 28 years. Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing are open to the public.
You are invited to come and visit Freedom Village Skilled Nursing if you have an upcoming elective surgery scheduled (such as a knee replacement), or one of your loved ones is in the hospital and will need rehabilitation in order to regain independence, or if you are curious to see for yourself the level of quality care provided at Freedom Village Skilled Nursing. Call (949) 472-4733 or learn more online at: www.freedomvillage.org