There’s been an increasing trend here in Pennsylvania of counties that are selling their government-owned nursing homes to private companies. The end result is to help save the county money, but sometimes it is at the expense of the care provided to residents.
However, the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carlisle is bucking this trend. In fact, they recently received a five-star rating (the highest rating) from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
The rating is based on multiple factors, including quality of care and the results of state inspections. Nursing home inspection reports are available online and provide information to families who are researching facilities for their loved ones who need skilled nursing care. Only five years ago, Claremont had received a two-star rating.
In an article on PennLive.com, the administration of Claremont is quoted as saying, “We’re no longer just ‘the county home.’ We’re Claremont and we’re moving into the future.”