Rimrock Villa Convalescent Hospital recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It 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).
Robin Lester, MDS coordinator at Rimrock Villa Convalescent Hospital in Barstow, California, volunteered her time off to accompany residents on an outing to a local rodeo. She did this even though she had just completed a full day of work because she wanted there to be adequate supervision so all the residents who wanted to could attend.