Smith House Receives The Highest Grade
City-owned Smith House has become the highest rating earner of Medicare for nursing homes in U.S., despite the recent sharp budget it had to work with. According to Medicare, the rating system in which nursing homes are graded from one to five is a means for consumers to get a comparison among the different nursing homes.
A recent survey conducted by the Department of Public Health made Smith House get a five star rating, which was achieved by only 10 percent of all the nursing homes spread across the nation, as told by the Executive Director Allen Brown. The rating was done after considering the state survey results, staffing and quality measures.
Four other nursing homes also received a five-star rating among the 11 nursing facilities that are present within a distance of 10 miles of Stanford. Among these are Edgehill Health Center in Stanford, Waveny Care Center in New Canaan and Nathaiel Witherell in Greenwich.
Mr Brown said that the area is benefiting from some really good nursing homes. As Mr Brown pointed out, the nearly 290 residents as well as employees were left with many unanswered questions about the future of Smith House by the budget talks that resulted in their different achievements being overlooked.
Mr Brown said that in April the reduction of more than $1 million from the $14 million budget of the facility by the city officials had left him ponder on how to make the ends meet. He said that the budget of Smith House is mostly governed by state regulations.
The lawmakers of the city as well as the mayor lobbied the Board of Finance to keep certain amount of money for Smith House in the contingency fund. The officials kept $4.7 million last month in the fund that they said is not meant for any department or facility.
As Mr Brown said later, these are the things that the general public find it difficult to ignore. And, these make the management difficult to deliver their job.
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