Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.
“I am delighted to celebrate this building’s first deficiency-free survey with my staff,” said Bill Reidt, executive director. “It is especially significant as the survey process has recently changed, and this was Life Care Center of Leominster’s first survey under the new guidelines.”
To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration. Surveyors spend several days in the building reviewing paperwork, observing resident care and interviewing residents and associates.
“The average facility in Massachusetts has received between eight and nine deficiencies, so to have a deficiency-free survey is quite a feat,” said Reidt. “This achievement was truly a team effort with all of our staff working toward a goal together every day. It is a testament to their dedication to excellent care.”
The survey was completed on Dec. 12, 2018.