Loomis House recently announced that its Nursing Center has received two deficiency-free surveys from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for the second year in a row.
According to David Scruggs, Loomis Communities President and CEO, “Deficiency-free surveys are a top indicator of excellence in nursing homes and are difficult to achieve. We understand how important it is for our residents, their families and our communities to provide nursing services that meet their needs.”
The DPH reviews all areas of care practices to make certain that all regulations are followed. Areas include resident rights, facility practices, infection control, quality of life, resident satisfaction, quality of care delivered, culinary services, all nursing and ancillary services, rehabilitation, physical environment, and administration. In addition, a second life safety survey reviews the physical plant issues that make a safe living and working environment.
The Loomis House Nursing Center was the first nursing home in Massachusetts to receive certification as a leader in providing Person-Centered Care, which adapts the way care is delivered to accommodate each resident’s preferences. “This holistic approach to successful aging and self-determination honors and respects the individual,” said Scruggs. The certification comes from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations.
About The Loomis Communities:
The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.
With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.
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