We are very pleased to announce that Dodge Park Rest Home has earned a perfect, deficiency-free survey result from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
The deficiency –free rating as a result of the State’s rigorous examination is one of the top indicators of excellence for rest home facilities. The state surveyed Dodge Park Rest Home in mid-August for compliance with nursing care standards. They evaluated our facility for quality, safety, administration effectiveness, cleanliness, nursing care, activity programs, protection of resident rights, and food services. During the last three years, the department found only 17 out of 431 nursing homes deficiency-free.
With increasingly stringent regulations, achieving the deficiency-free rating is exceedingly difficult. These surveys, and the subsequent ratings, are a useful tool for prospective and current residents, their families and health care practitioners, to make informed choices about the quality of a long term care facility.
It takes an entire team effort to achieve this distinguished rating. We have our staff in direct care, nursing, activities, the offices, maintenance, housekeeping, dietary, and our professional medical staff, to thank for such outstanding results, year after year. We are very proud of our staff’s accomplishment.
Finally, another piece of good news: we recently completed the remodeling of our second floor. Everything from floor to ceiling has been revitalized. All wallpaper and carpeting has been replaced. The bathroom was completely remodeled, and all residential rooms were painted and furnished with new window treatments. A new wood floor was put in place to support our home away from home philosophy as well. Additionally, main floor remodeling is progressing very well. We have already installed the window treatments and are currently in the process of painting the rooms.
If you have any questions regarding these welcome developments at Dodge Park Rest Home, please do not hesitate to call us at (508) 853-8180.
Micha Shalev MHA Ben Herlinger Carrie Lindberg RB BSN
Administrator Administrator Director of Nursing