October 26, 2023 / Blog / Immanuel Lutheran Communities
[KALISPELL, OCTOBER 26, 2023] — Immanuel Skilled Care Center in Kalispell underwent its annual state survey from October 23 – 26 which resulted in a Deficiency Free Survey. When a facility receives a deficiency-free state survey, it means you or your loved one can expect the highest level of care in an optimum environment, which is important when choosing short-term rehab or long-term care. It means that during a center’s most recent state inspection, surveyors found zero deficiencies in care, services, or the environment.
“When a nursing home receives a deficiency-free state survey, it means you or your loved one can expect the highest level of care in an optimum environment, which is important when choosing short term rehab or long-term care.“
The state average of deficiencies in 2023 were 8.8 deficiencies per facility. Receiving a deficiency-free rating because of the state’s rigorous examination is one of top indicators of excellence and is the best score a long-term care can receive. It is a merit achieved by only a small number of providers. Generally, less than 5 percent of the 60 nursing homes in Montana receive a deficiency free survey.
“This is a great accomplishment and testament to all of the great and hardworking staff that work at Immanuel Skilled Care Center,” said Michael Weideman, Administrator for the Immanuel Skilled Care Center. “Our services meet or exceed rigorous state and federal standards which is great comfort to our residents and their families.”
Inspections are conducted by Montana Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with strict guidelines administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Surveyors arrive unannounced and, over a period of several days, observe care and procedures and check records for compliance with regulations on care, confidentiality, cleanliness, resident rights, and quality of services. The survey process also includes interviews with residents, residents’ family members, and center employees.
The Immanuel Skilled Care Center is part of the Immanuel Lutheran Communities Life Plan Community.
About Immanuel Lutheran Communities
Immanuel Lutheran Communities is a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community located in Kalispell, MT offering independent living, assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, in home companion services and early childhood education. Immanuel is locally owned and managed and has been serving the Flathead Valley since 1957.
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