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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Announces its 2013 Above and Beyond Awards for Partner Nursing Homes Rates Nursing Homes' Quality of Care and Services Provided to Their Residents

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is pleased to announce the 2013 Above and Beyond nursing home honorees for providing quality care to their residents, as noted by

From 1,091 skilled nursing facilities in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, 40 Great Lakes Caring partner facilities received the highest five-star overall rating from  These ratings were based upon 2012 health inspections, staffing, and quality measures collected through Nursing Home Compare.  A star rating is provided for each of these three sources, then combined to calculate an overall rating.

“We believe that it is important that this five-star ranking be acknowledged, and we want to honor these nursing homes and their staff with our Great Lakes Caring Above and Beyond Award to note the work and dedication that went into achieving this status,” said Great Lakes Caring Chief Executive Officer William Deary.

Nursing Home Compare, found at, allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.

“We have long recognized the good work that these partner nursing homes provide for their residents and community, and it is a special privilege for Great Lakes Caring Hospice and Home Health to collaborate with a facility that has a mission similar to ours – to provide the highest quality health care for patients and families.  In our minds, this recognition for skilled nursing facilities is long overdue,” added Deary.

This is the third year Great Lakes Caring Hospice and Home Health acknowledged its partner facilities for receiving the Medicare National Nursing Home Overall Five Star Rating Review. A total of 267 facilities have been recognized to date.

Michigan Five Star Partner Honorees ~
Provincial House of Adrian, and Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian; Allegan County Medical Care Facility; Allendale Nursing And Rehabilitation Community; Regency at Canton; Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis; Metron of Cedar Springs; The Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac; Michigan Christian Home, Pilgrim Manor, Sanctuary at St. Mary's, St. Ann’s Home, and Valley Health Center in Grand Rapids; Thornapple Manor in Hastings; The Inn at Freedom Village in Holland; Holt Senior Care Rehab Center; Heartland Health Care Center - Ionia; Alamo Nursing Home, Friendship Village, and Harold and Grace Upjohn Community in Kalamazoo; Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lawton; Marycrest Manor, Marywood Nursing Care Center, and Woodhaven Retirement Community in Livonia; Isabella County Medical Care Facility; Tendercare in Mount Pleasant; Sanctuary at the Park in Muskegon; West Woods of Niles; Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos; Bortz Health Care on Green Lake in Orchard Lake; Plainwell Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Plainwell; Froh Community Home in Sturgis; Herrick Manor in Tecumseh; Hickory Ridge of Temperance; and Riverview Manor in Three Rivers.

Indiana Five Star Partner Honorees ~
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil; Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and Meadows Manor North, and Springhill Village in Terre Haute.

Ohio Five Star Partner Honorees ~
Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Canton; and Traditions at Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

About Great Lakes Caring ~
Great Lakes Caring is one of the most trusted and highest ranked (by Midwest premier provider of a continuum of care, consisting of hospice, home health, palliative care, and home medical equipment. Our care services are delivered with an unparalleled level of quality by our exceptionally dedicated team of health care professionals to more than 7,000 patients across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Our intimate approach to caring for our patients, along with our relentless pursuit of advanced health care technologies and innovative care services, drives more than 3,000 loyal physicians to entrust their patients’ care to Great Lakes Caring.