PRAXEIS Communities Offer Top Quality Health Care



PRAXEIS Communities Offer Top Quality Health Care

The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the results of a new 5-Star rating system for America’s nursing homes. The Life Fulfilling Communities® managed by PRAXEIS, LLC of Jacksonville received excellent ratings in their market areas.

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida’s Health Pavilion received 5 Stars, the highest rating possible under the new system, and was the only center in Gainesville to receive 5 Stars. The Carroll Center at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota received 4 Stars in recognition of its excellent long term health care services. PRAXEIS is also developing communities in Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky.

Our long term health care and rehabilitation services are a key component of our Life Fulfilling Community (LFC) member-driven cultures. LFCs focus on preventive health and well being, lifelong learning, personal growth and enrichment. Our caring for every domain of living extends into our long-term health care neighborhoods.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. This rating system is based on continued efforts as a result of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA ‘87), a nursing home reform law, and more recent quality improvement campaigns such as the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, a coalition of consumers, health care providers, and nursing home professionals.

Nursing home ratings are taken from the following three sources of data: Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. There is a star rating for each of these three sources, in case some areas are more important to consumers than others. Then, these three ratings are combined to calculate an overall rating.

“We are incredibly proud of every member of our long term health care services teams, and the associates that support them. We all pride ourselves on customer-centric services and it pays off, “said Jim Cater, CEO of PRAXEIS. “Everyone works very hard to assist every member achieve the highest level of independence possible by focusing on what we call the Six Keys to Living Wellsm (financial, social, emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual) regardless of the health challenges they face.”

While there is no substitute for a personal visit to any long term care provider being considered for a relative or loved one, those considering residential nursing services can check on the rating of area providers on the Web at http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/ProximitySearch.asp .



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