Fair Acres Earns Five Star Rating from CMS

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Released: July 11, 2023

Designation comes less than a year after being named among “America’s Best Nursing Homes for 2023” by Newsweek

Delaware County Council is proud to announce that on June 28, 2023, the Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima—which provides individualized skilled nursing care for over 700 residents, ranging in age from young adults to the elderly—was given the coveted Five-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The 5-Star rating is the highest rating awarded by CMS and has been earned by Fair Acres twice in the past three years, with the highest scores awarded for “Overall Quality” and “Staffing.”

“I am extremely proud to be the administrator of Fair Acres and want to express my sincere gratitude to all of our hardworking Directors and staff,” said Bill D’Amico, Director of the Fair Acres Geriatric Center. “It’s always good to know your work is being recognized, and we’re very pleased to receive five stars from CMS.”

The 5-Star rating is based on a variety of quality measures, health inspections, staffing ratios, proper documentation, and direct interviews with facility residents to determine the overall performance of the facility.

The 5-Star designation comes only a little more than six months after Fair Acres was named one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes for 2023” by Newsweek. Out of 11,722 nursing homes analyzed across the country, Newsweek selected the top 4% — just 475 nursing homes — for recognition. Performance data, peer recommendations, the handling of COVID-19, and the facility’s accreditations were taken into consideration, with Fair Acres ranking 25th among Pennsylvania nursing homes.

“The Fair Acres staff, under the direction of Mr. D’Amico, works incredibly hard to deliver high-quality care and also compassion to the residents they serve each day,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther. “The recognition is reflective of their dedication, work ethic, and skill and is very well deserved.”

Fair Acres, located in Lima, is the largest skilled nursing facility in Delaware County and has been in operation and providing quality care to the residents of Delaware County for over 200 years.

Fair Acres provides long-term care for adults, young or old, with a demonstrated need for 24-hour-a-day nursing care and offers short-term rehabilitation as well. In addition, Fair Acres serves as a geriatric training site for local colleges, universities, and nursing schools.

More about CMS Ratings

CMS Ratings and information about doctors, clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes (including rehab services), home health services, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, dialysis facilities, and hospice care can be accessed on the CMS Care Compare website, which allows individuals to compare health care providers and healthcare settings, providing individuals with the ability to make informed health care decisions.

To access the Care Compare tool and see their review of Fair Acres and other healthcare facilities, visit:

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