McGuire Facilities Ranked Only Five Star Provider in Erie County

The McGuire Group, a local operator of nursing and rehabilitation facilities, is pleased to announce that three of its locations received five-star rankings last week from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making them the only facilities in Erie County to receive the coveted designation. The locations include Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville and Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.

The government posted its new five-star quality rankings last week, which resulted in a third of the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes receiving lower scores than in previous years. The new, more rigorous standards included changes in the way facilities are being evaluated and the addition of several new components. The ratings are used by nearly 1.5 million individuals and are regarded as a reflection of the facility’s overall standard of quality.

The results are generated based on scores in several categories including a facility’s state inspection, staffing levels and quality of care measures such as prevalence of pressure ulcers, injuries due to falls, use of resident restraints and anti-psychotic drug usage. Rankings for facilities nation-wide can be accessed at www.medicare.gov under the nursing home compare section.

“We have a tremendous, family-oriented team that, for the last 40 years, has pioneered policies and protocols to enhance our residents’ quality of life,” stated McGuire President Stephen Mercurio, RNMS, LNHA, CAS. “This is not only reflected in our facilities’ rankings but in the longevity of our staff and in the overall health and well-being of our residents.”

The McGuire Group is the only multi-facility, local family-owned nursing home operator in Western New York. Services include 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, memory care, Journeys palliative care and respite/short-term care. For more information, visit www.mcguiregroup.com.