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Mid Coast Senior Health Center Earns Deficiency Free Federal Survey

November 27, 2011

BRUNSWICK,Maine– Mid Coast Senior Health Center received a remarkable “deficiency free” report following an unannounced federal survey. The Brunswick-basedSeniorHealthCenteris one of just 2% ofMainenursing homes rated as deficiency free.

The five-person review team spent five days assessing medical, nursing, and rehabilitative care; dietary and nutrition services, activities, and social participation; and sanitation, infection control, and the physical environment.

All nursing facilities that participate in Medicare and/or Medicaid must be certified as meeting federal requirements.  The federal government contracts with the state to provide these surveys at least every 15 months.  Surveys are unannounced and may be conducted at any hour on any day.

Nationally, 92% of nursing homes were cited for deficiencies. InMaine, 98% of facilities are cited with deficiencies. The average number of deficiencies nationally is eight, seven inMaine.

“The terrific results are due to an exceptional staff that makes it a daily priority to provide the best possible care for our residents in a warm, caring environment,” said Darlene Chalmers, Executive Director of the Mid Coast Senior Health Center.   “The surveyors were very complimentary and spoke highly about the facility, staff, patient care, and quality.  It takes an entire team effort to achieve such a prestigious survey outcome.”

The Mid Coast Senior Health Center is the only facility in the Mid Coast Mainearea that offers a full continuum of healthcare and wellness services for seniors under one roof.  These services include Thornton Hall Assisted Living, The Garden for the Memory Impaired, Mere Point Skilled Nursing Care, Bodwell Sub-Acute Nursing and Rehabilitation Services, and Lifeline 24 hour a day Personal Response System.  MidCoastSeniorHealthCenter is located at58 Baribeau Drive inBrunswick.  The Mid Coast Senior Health Center is an affiliate of Mid Coast Health Services.

For information about Mid Coast Senior Health Center, located at 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, call (800) 729-8033 or visit www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com

           

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