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Heritage Park Care Center earns top quality rating

CARBONDALE — Heritage Park Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Carbondale, recently received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system, designed to help the public choose a quality care setting for their loved ones, calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and number of medications used).

Five stars is the top rating from CMS, “Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality,” the CMS website says.

“When I heard the news, I was excited and very proud of our team,” said Robert Baker, executive director. “Our team is constantly focused on creating and sustaining an optimal experience for our patients, residents and guests. We make it a priority to ensure that the same level of care and service is delivered to everyone who enters our building, whether a patient is here for a short-term rehab stay, post-operative recovery, long-term care or assisted living.”

Baker added that facility leaders, led by Dr. Mary Clark, on-site physician; Melanie Holmes, director of nursing; and Dale Ulrich, director of rehab services, set the bar high for the level of care and service delivered.

Heritage Park Care Center, located at 1200 Village Road, is one of 22 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Colorado operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, Life Care, along with sister company Century Park, operates or manages more than 260 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and senior living campuses in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.

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