KewaneePetersen Health Care announced that Kewanee Care Home, one of Petersen Health Care communities located in Kewanee IL, has earned the Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which signifies a “much above average” rating.

Five stars is the highest and most respected rating a nursing home can receive, and is based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

CMS developed the Five-Star Quality Rating System to assist consumers, their families and caregivers in finding and comparing nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas to ask questions.

“The driving factor with Five-Star ratings is compliance,” says Greg Wilson, Vice President of Operations, Petersen Health Care. “Consistency is important as well.”

The rating system for U.S. nursing homes was modeled after the American Automobile Association’s worldwide rating of hotels. It gauges comprehensive aspects of elder care, including staff-to-resident ratio, cleanliness, staff ability to prevent and treat simple medical problems and attention paid to upkeep of patient appearance.

“This five-star rating demonstrates the high level of service, quality and responsive resident care that is provided by Kewanee Care Home and all our skilled nursing communities 365 days a year,” said Mark Petersen, Owner of Petersen Health Care. “We are extremely proud of this recognition and our dedicated, hard-working team of professionals who provide unparalleled care here and at Kewanee Care Home.”

About Kewanee Care Home:
Kewanee Care Home is a Five Star rated skilled nursing facility providing quality and compassionate short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Our 84-bed facility offers a beautiful setting in a home-like atmosphere. Kewanee Care Home accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance. For more information, please call (618) 662-8361 or visit