Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center receives high marks

Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center (submitted photo)

Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center (submitted photo)

Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center (NRC) is pleased to announce that it has received a Deficiency Free result on its annual survey in early December by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. This is the second consecutive year for the facility receiving a deficiency-free rating.

The annual survey, which is conducted over several days, covers over 500 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident’s needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service, environment and administration. The complete evaluation includes a tour of the facility, review of residents’ clinical records, and interviews with residents and family members about life and the care they are receiving.

With the increase in regulations, achieving the distinction of a deficiency-free rating is very prestigious. These surveys, and their subsequent ratings, are a useful tool for current and prospective residents, their families, and health care practitioners to make informed choices about the quality of a long-term care facility.

Administrator Linda Lee says, “We feel we achieved this through team work, cooperation, communication and compassion.”

Northern Mahaska NRC is a non-profit, 63-bed skilled nursing facility certified by Medicare and Medicaid located in Oskaloosa. We have a dedicated area for short-term patients in need of rehabilitation treatments before returning home. Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy is also available.

Congratulations to the exceptional staff providing care for the residents and patients at Northern Mahaska NRC. For more information, call 641-673-3000.

Northern Mahaska NRC is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care provider. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid, Care Initiatives includes nursing homes, assisted livings and independent living facilities in 56 locations throughout the state. We strive to provide Iowans with the best skilled care along with physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

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