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Non-Profit vs. For-Profit Nursing Homes: Is There a Difference in Care?

May 10, 2023

When evaluating skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers, it’s common to consider the most obvious factors. Is the building clean and well maintained? Is the food good? Are the people nice? Does your physician or hospital recommend it? What do your friends and neighbors say about it?

However, you may be overlooking a key factor that will determine the quality of care you receive: Is it a non-profit facility or a for-profit corporate facility?

According to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, the general rule is documented in study after study: not-for-profit nursing centers generally provide better quality of care to their residents. While the findings do not necessarily apply to a specific nursing facility, research reveals that on average non-profit centers have:

  • higher nurse staffing levels
  • better patient care processes
  • fewer health care deficiencies
  • higher rankings on the CMS Five Star System
  • better patient outcomes

Edgewater Health & Rehab Center, Waterman Village’s not-for-profit skilled care center, has earned a Medicare 5 Star rating for nearly a decade. In fact, it has the longest running Medicare 5 Star rating of any nursing home in Lake County, Florida.

You don’t have to be a resident of Waterman Village to receive care in the Edgewater. The Edgewater is the preferred post-hospital care skilled nursing and rehab center for those who receive hospital care in Mount Dora, Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg and the surrounding central Florida areas.

If you or your loved one require post-hospital care in a skilled nursing/rehabilitation center following a hospital stay in central Florida, you DO have a choice. Ask for the Edgewater at Waterman Village in Mount Dora, even if hospital staff try to suggest another facility.

To read the article from the Center for Medicare Advocacy, click here.

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