March 2, 2012
-- Santa Barbara, Calif.: Valle Verde, a senior living community in Santa Barbara, earned a five-star national rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Valle Verde is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) owned and managed by ABHOW, a non-profit corporation that has been providing senior housing and health care for more than 60 years.
The five-star rating is the highest rating given by CMS. The rating indicates that Valle Verde is performing at a level well above average for the state of California. The rating is based on scores in health inspections, employee time spent with residents and clinical quality measures. The federal government mandates the annual health inspections for all communities that provide skilled nursing care.
“We are proud of the scores Valle Verde received,” said ABHOW senior vice president and chief operations manager Jeff Glaze. “ABHOW welcomes these surveys and monitors the results to help us continue to provide quality care for our residents. Our hope is that people considering a move to a senior living community use ratings like these as part of their decision-making process.”
Valle Verde is also accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission; accreditation is awarded to CCRCs demonstrating excellence in governance and administration, financial resources and disclosure, and resident life, health and wellness.
In building on their tradition of quality, Valle Verde is adding 40 new residential living apartments to the campus and renovating several of their community amenities. They will break ground on this transformation in summer 2012.
Valle Verde has been providing outstanding care, services and lifestyle options for seniors in Santa Barbara for nearly 45 years. As a CCRC, Valle Verde provides residents with the continuity of a flexible, residential lifestyle, while offering the security of health care. For more information about Valle Verde, call (800) 491-0629, visit the campus at 900 Calle de los Amigos in Santa Barbara or visit the community’s website at www.ValleVerde.org. State of California License #421700411, DHS #050000067, Certificate of Authority #112.
Valle Verde is owned and managed by ABHOW, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving seniors through quality retirement housing since 1949. ABHOW seeks to enhance the well-being and security of seniors through the provision of housing, health care and supportive services and was a pioneer in the development of CCRCs. For more information about ABHOW, visit www.ABHOW.com.