Learn “Courville at Nashua obtains Deficiency Free Survey from DHHS!

Nashua April 1, 2018

The Courville at Nashua is proud to announce that it has received a deficiency-free rating on its annual survey this past March! The 100 Bed community provides care to residents receiving skilled rehabilitation services, short term respite care and those who live at Courville long term. “It is with hard work, compassion and expertise that our community was able to achieve deficiency free status under the new national survey process from the Department of Health and Human Services” said Alyssa Rifkin, Executive Director for the Courville at Nashua.

Each long-term care center in the country is subject to an annual, impromptu survey in which stringent regulations set by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are reviewed. A new process for this inspection was implemented this past November. The survey now gains input from various stakeholders and is much more person-centered than ever before. New requirements for quality improvement, emergency preparedness, reporting suspicions of crime, safety, social services with a special focus on discharge planning practices and competencies of all staff are now at the forefront of the inspection.

Achieving deficiency free status is no small feat! According to CMS data, only about 10% of the nation’s skilled nursing facilities receive this distinction annually. With an approximate total of 15,700 centers, the Courville at Nashua is honored to be part of the prominent ten percent!

The private Courville Company owns four communities here in Southern New Hampshire specializing in assisted living, skilled nursing and long term care. With properties in Nashua, Bedford and Manchester, we are delighted to share that all communities are currently deficiency free!

With healthcare continuously changing and increasingly stringent regulatorystandards being imposed each year, we are proud to be part of the elite when it comes to licensing and certification survey results. “A special thank you to the team at Courville at Nashua for working so unbelievably hard each and every day. To be recognized with this prestigious rating is truly something to be proud of. Thank you for all you do!”