Loomis House Nursing Center Recognized for Excellence

HOLYOKE — The Loomis Communities announced that the Loomis House Nursing Center has received the maximum favorable score on reviews by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the third year running. Loomis House achieved a score of 132 out of 132, meeting all critical requirements in all five categories, and had no deficiencies from complaint investigations. The categories include administration, nursing, residents rights, kitchen/food service, and environment.

“Deficiency-free surveys are a top indicator of excellence in nursing homes,” said David Scruggs, president and CEO of the Loomis Communities. “We are extremely proud of the dedicated staff at the Loomis House Nursing Center.”

Loomis House Nursing Center was the first nursing home in Massachusetts to receive certification as a leader in providing person-centered care, a concept that adapts the way care is delivered to accommodate each resident’s preferences. “This holistic approach to successful aging and self-determination honors and respects the individual,” Scruggs said. The certification comes from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human-services organizations.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, the Loomis Communities offers independent-living apartments and cottages, assisted living, and skilled nursing care at campuses including Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.