Medicare 2013 inspection awards Handmaker 5-star rating | Health
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Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging received the overall rating of 5-Star, “Much Above Average” during the 2013 inspection performed in June by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Medicare and Medicaid Division.
Medicare performs annual inspections to ensure the compliance of set standards for national certification. The inspections are predicated on established procedural practices for compliance in skilled nursing care, staffing and quality measures of the facility. Medicare inspects and evaluates each category for compliance to their criteria for certification. Handmaker is a certified 74-bed skilled nursing facility where staff and resident apply a comprehensive wellness approach to skilled nursing care.
“Excellent caregiving from staff, appetizing healthy food and our version of “social networking” affords our residents the opportunity to remain active and engaged in their own physical and mental wellness. Our residents take advantage of all skilled nursing services provided in the “family like” environment here at Handmaker. Both staff and residents enjoy wellness and longevity at Handmaker.” says Art Martin, CEO and Director of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging.
Handmaker, is a 501 (c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation that provides services in skilled nursing care, post-operative rehabilitation, adult day programs, residential assisted living and memory care to residents in Pima County and Greater Tucson.
Handmaker is one of the original skilled care facilities in Tucson; opening its doors in 1963. They are pleased to be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. In the Fall of 2014, Handmaker will expand their facilities to include a new separate memory care building to continue the superior care and services for the community.