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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services assigns nursing home facilities that participate in Medicare & Medicaid a rating from a low 1 star to a high of 5 stars based on health inspection surveys, staffing information and quality of care measures. A five-star designation means the facility ranks “much above average,” four star indicates “above average,” three means “about average,” two is a “below average” ranking and one indicates that a facility ranks “much below average.”
The ratings are available online at CMS's Nursing Home Compare website at www.medicare.gov.
Brookside accepts residents for admission based on the type of care required and bed availability based upon the type of care required. Residents are accepted for admission to Brookside Care Center regardless of sex, race, religion, national ancestry, age, handicap, or any other disability. For more information, please look at the Admission section of our website.
Typically a resident who needs short term care is eligible for Medicare Part A benefits, which covers a maximum of 100 days of skilled nursing facility charges. The first 20 days in a skilled nursing facility are covered in full by Medicare and days 21 through 100 are covered with a beneficiary co-insurance.
Brookside also accepts Medicaid/Title 19 as a method of payment.