When you have a really great team member at your community, you have to shout it from the rooftops! Which is what we are doing with our Staff Spotlight.
Meet Jean! Jean has been working as a caregiver in the nursing department for 4 years at Aurora on France - but has been working even longer for Ebenezer!
Jean is reliable and enthusiastic, and very thorough in her work. She goes the extra mile when caring for residents, making sure they've got everything they need and the help she's provided has been to their satisfaction.
What her boss says:
Jean is great about communicating residents' concerns --she keeps the care team updated on how the residents she is working with are doing and what they need to do even better. Her observations and attention to the people she is caring for makes a difference. She works collaboratively with the nurses to provide the best care.
What her team members say:
Jean is conscientious and cares about the residents, and their families.
What our family members say:
Jean is dependable and keeps me up to date about my mom. I feel comforted and confident when Jean is taking care of her. I know my mom is in great hands.
We are so thankful to have Jean as a part of our team at Aurora on France Senior Living and Care. We can't say enough about the hard work she does, and the kindness and thoughtfulness with which she does it. She embodies Ebenezer's core values of Dignity, Integrity, Service and Compassion - and for that we thank you, Jean!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released this week, updated Five-Star quality ratings for care centers. Aurora on France has been rated 5-stars on CMS’s Care Compare – a nursing home five-star quality rating system. Care Compare is a public reporting site – the primary goal of which is to provide residents and their families with an easy way to understand assessment on nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing nursing homes.
The Overall rating is based on a nursing homes performance on 3 sources – health inspections, staffing, and the quality of resident care measures.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain survey activity was suspended in March 2020. While CMS continued to publicly post survey findings during this time, they weren’t used to recalculate the nursing home inspection ratings. However, CMS updated the nursing home inspection ratings on January 27, 2021.
Medicare.gov explains, “Star ratings can give you important information and help you compare nursing homes, but aren't a substitute for visiting the nursing home.”
If you need award-winning short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay, or are looking for long term nursing care, Aurora on France invites you to visit our 5-star community to see for yourself! Click here to learn more about our Transitional Care, contact us or call 952-848-8888 to set up a tour.
Use your visit, the star rating, and a few other Medicare.gov resources to help you make your decision.
Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home
Nursing Home Checklist
Aurora on France Senior Living and Care is among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
The community earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
“This past year has been a challenging one for all, but especially for those caring for older adults,” said Garrett Bothun, Aurora on France’s Campus Administrator. “For our Transitional Care Unit to be named one of the best by U.S. News & World Report during this time just reiterates that our hard work is paying off and we’re making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.”
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.
“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”
The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
For more information behind both U.S. News ratings please refer to the FAQ.
For more information on Aurora on France’s Transitional Care, click here.
At Ebenezer and Aurora on France, we believe the time to start talking about, exploring and even making the move to a senior living community is before you need it. It's true for so many reasons, but one of the most profound is one of Ebenezer's core values: dignity.
Aurora Senior Living is managed by Ebenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division of Fairview Health Services and has over 100 years of experience serving older adults.
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