Elders' Home deemed 'deficiency free'
The Elders' Home in New York Mills has been deemed 'deficiency free' by the Minnesota Department of Health. It is one of less than 5 percent of nursing homes in the state to earn the label.
From May 21-23, surveyors with the health department conducted an annual survey of Elders' Home to ensure its compliance with all federal and state regulations. The home received a deficiency free survey.
Cal Anderson, Elders' Home administrator, found out through Aging Services of Minnesota that only 4.6 percent of nursing homes in Minnesota received a deficiency free survey.
Anderson credits the dedication and experience of Elders' Home's long-term department heads and employees for the excellent survey results. He also stated that the deficiency free survey, along with a Medicare 5-star rating, are two objective indicators of the home's quality care.