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

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

“One of the big reasons for our success is the fact our management team is locally based,” said Kathryn Langan, Administrator, Orchard View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. “We are a part of this community and many staff members have had relativesthat are and were residents here. We really are a family at Orchard View and that’s exactly how we care for all our residents.”

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,” adds Cindy White, Vice President of of Operations, Petersen Health Care. “Consistency is important as well. Orchard View Rehabilitation & Health Care has a great staff and very low turnover. The state surveyors always see the same faces when they return, along with the positive results our facility consistently delivers.”

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