The Health Care Center at Longhorn Village receives an impressive five-star rating from Medicare.

The Health Care Center at Longhorn Village, located on the campus of the Longhorn Village retirement community in Steiner Ranch, has been awarded a five-star quality rating from Medicare, the national social insurance program administered by the U.S. federal government. Medicare’s five-star quality rating system is designed to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare retirement communities more easily, and to help assess health and wellness offerings that are of greatest interest to prospective residents. The Health Care Center earned the rating based on three sources of data:

Health Inspections

based on a thorough review of approximately 180 major aspects of care, backed by on-site visits from trained inspectors who assess the quality of care, review medical records and speak with residents about their care. This is then supplemented by a review of state surveyor’s work by federal surveyors.

Staffing

based on the overall number of staff compared to the number of residents, as well as by the number of staff that are trained nurses. The ratings also take into consideration the level of sickness among residents, as that impacts the number of staff needed.

Quality Measures

based on performance in 10 important areas of care, ranging from how well residents maintain the ability to dress and eat to the prevention and treatment of conditions such as skin ulcers.

The Health Care Center is thrilled to receive this prestigious five-star rating from Medicare, especially given the importance that such ratings have in helping prospective residents choose the best provider for their respective needs. We take great pride in the level of health services we offer our residents and this achievement is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of every member of our outstanding team.

Joe DennisAdministrator at The Health Care Center

The Health Care Center is the on-site health provider for the community, contributing to Longhorn Village’s distinct continuing care retirement lifestyle. The Health Care Center offers a diverse and comprehensive package of health services to residents, spanning from assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing care, in addition to short-term rehabilitation. The Health Care Center, with its own health clinic, provides independent living residents with a convenient means of receiving all of the services offered in a traditional doctor’s office without having to leave the comfort of the community.

The Health Care Center at Longhorn Village has established a favorable reputation for the wide array of wellness and health care services offered to residents. The high standard of service is made possible by early-stage assessments of resident health histories followed by convenient, around-the-clock care to match each individual’s needs. In addition, the community emphasizes a comprehensive proactive wellness program, focusing on ongoing communication combined with health-related programming such as lectures, guidance and organized educational, recreational and entertainment activities to fit the residents’ needs and interests.