Brooklyn Community Estate had our annual state survey from March 28-March 31, 2022. For the second year in a row we are deficiency free! What does this mean? During our most recent state inspection, surveyors found zero deficiencies in care, services, or the environment.
Receiving a deficiency-free rating as a result of the state’s rigorous examination is one of the top indicators of excellence, and is the best score a skilled nursing or assisted living facility can receive. It is merit achieved by only a small number of providers.
Inspections are conducted by the State’s Department of Health Services in accordance with strict guidelines administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These surveys are conducted on a no-notice basis and evaluate areas including policies and procedures, resident care, quality of care and quality of life, medication administration, medical records, kitchen sanitation, staff competencies, dietary needs, equipment, safety, and overall wellness of the community. Surveyors arrive unannounced and, over a period of several days, observe care and procedures and check records for compliance to 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.
Receiving a deficiency-free is an impressive accomplishment for any nursing home. It means that ALL services provided at a center meet or exceed ALL state and federal standards. It is a distinguished rating that takes an entire team’s effort to achieve. We are incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work of our staff!