Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck earns top rating for quality
Posted December 6th, 2016

RHINEBECK (December 6) - ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home has been awarded a five-star rating for quality, the highest level possible, by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The CMS star rating system assesses the medical care, physical environment and service quality of 15,000 Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing homes based on in-person government inspections, clinical data and other factors. ArchCare at Ferncliff earned an overall five-star (much above average) rating, as well as five stars for quality measures, which shows how well a nursing home cares for the physical and other needs of its residents.

With the addition of Ferncliff, all five skilled nursing facilities operated by ArchCare, the healthcare system of the Archdiocese of New York, have now earned the coveted top rating.

In addition to providing long-term skilled nursing care, the 328-bed facility is home to the Center for Healing at Ferncliff, which provides short-term, post-hospital rehabilitation. It is also the site of the Center for Neurodegenerative Care at Ferncliff, a new 38-bed unit dedicated to serving the highly specialized care needs of people with Huntington’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS). 

“We’re incredibly proud, and the credit has to go to the superior work and dedication of our care members at all levels, from our physicians, nurses, therapists and other care professionals to our volunteers,” said ArchCare at Ferncliff Executive Director Michael Deyo. “Delivering the highest quality care and service to everyone we care for is always our top priority and at the center of what we do.”

ArchCare is the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York and one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic Catholic healthcare systems.

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