Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

County facility’s ratings improve during 2018 quarterly quality assessments

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cedarbrook Nursing Home

The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released its 2018 quarterly evaluation of nursing homes. Cedarbrook Nursing Home received five out of five stars for overall quality.

In addition, it saw its staff rating increase from three stars to four stars and received four stars for nurse staffing.

“We are pleased with the latest results from CMS. They are an indicator of our continued commitment to providing high-quality care to Lehigh County’s senior population. This is the result of tremendous effort and hard work among the entire staff,” said Joseph Shadid, RN, MSN, MBA, NHA, administrator/ director of Cedarbrook.

“I could not be prouder of the leadership and staff at Cedarbrook. Their vision and commitment to excellence has resulted in consistent ratings improvements,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said. “I want to extend my gratitude to all the employees of Cedarbrook, who continue to make it a safe, reliable and comfortable place for our seniors.”

Shadid added these increases are also representative of an attentive staff. They cater to a large number of dementia patients, who require more time and resources.