Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives National Accreditation
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a B-Town Blog Advertiser, has received accreditation for 2013 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities.
The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor, Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.
“This accreditation signifies that Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is committed to continuously improving the care that they provide based on feedback from residents and families,” said Dr. Andrew Kramer, Providigm CEO, and international expert on measuring quality of elder care. “We congratulate Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our elders.”
Unlike other such rating systems, the Providigm QAPI Accreditation is based on actions that Nursing Centers take to identify and correct quality problems. The methodology of QAPI is widely used in various health care settings, and is becoming a major focus of Nursing Home Regulation.
“We believe in our professional care givers. Doing the right thing comes naturally to them. We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Lynda Baldwin, Administrator, Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. “We take quality seriously. We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.”
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 114-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS rates Skilled Nursing Facilities through comprehensive annual surveys, staffing ratios and quality measures.
More information can be found on their website at www.burienrehab.com
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation is located just east of Ambaum on SW 130th Street in north Burien.
Their phone number is 206-242-3213.
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