Helen Hayes Hospital announces that its Skilled Nursing Facility and Transitional Care Unit have once again received five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created its Five-Star Quality Rating System to help patients, families, and caregivers in the selection of nursing facilities. Facilities are assigned an overall rating from 1 to 5, with five-star facilities designated as providing care that is much above average quality. Facilities are also given separate ratings based on three independent factors: health inspections, staffing and quality measures, according to a media release from Helen Hayes Hospital.

The Transitional Care Unit at Helen Hayes Hospital offers an expanded level of service to patients in need of short-term rehabilitation care before returning home. The unit can be an option for individuals who can benefit from intensive rehabilitation, with the goal of transitioning from hospital to home at an improved level of functioning and mobility.

The Skilled Nursing Facility offers short-term subacute rehabilitation for individuals who may not be medically able to participate in full-day, intensive therapy, such as those with orthopedic injuries. Individuals admitted to this unit may be functioning at a relatively high level, but require training to master certain tasks, such as stair climbing, before returning home, the release continues.

For more information, visit Helen Hayes Hospital.

[Source: Helen Hayes Hospital]