Greenbriar’s Skilled Nursing Earns Deficiency Free Survey
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 @ 2:36PM
As nursing homes come under great scrutiny, there is one that continues to provide a high level of care and service. In the most recent survey (November 2012) administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Greenbriar at the Altamont was rated deficiency-free. It is unusual for a skilled nursing facility to receive a deficiency-free survey, meaning all services provided at the facility meet or exceed all state and federal standards.
Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, surveyors come in to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with regulations governing areas such as quality of care, residents’ rights, confidentiality and quality of service. It is an intense review of performance and compliance by the provider and is one quality indicator for individuals and families facing placement decisions. If each of the many applicable regulations is met, the nursing home is awarded a “deficiency-free” survey.
Greenbriar’s staff develops plans to continuously improve their services and the facility with support from its parent organization, Noland Health Services. “We pride ourselves on the services that we provide to residents,” says Executive Director, Jennifer Shunnara. “All of our staff is to be commended for this show of excellence and caring.” For more information on Greenbriar’s skilled nursing services, call Kelley Scott, Admissions Director at (205) 714-3197.