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Elders' Home deemed 'deficiency free'

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Elders' Home deemed 'deficiency free'
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

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.

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