STANFORD - Every day in December, residents of Stanford House nursing home are celebrating the upcoming holiday season. Doors are being hung with classic Christmas reds and greens while lights dress up small evergreens. Church and school groups visit often with carols and cookies. But this week, the staff has another reason to celebrate.
On Dec. 4, state inspectors reported they found little complaint against Stanford House after a recent surprise inspection and approved the home for recertification.
The unannounced inspection was conducted by state surveyors from the long-term care division of the Inspector General's Office. During their visit, they examined food safety and nutrition, the administrative offices and business practices, facility safety and general quality of life of the residents. Nursing home standards for these areas were set by Medicare/Medicaid guidelines and the state.
"We are very pleased with the inspection results. Staff has worked hard to maintain compliance with requirements and provide quality care to the residents of Stanford House," said Kyle Privett, Stanford House executive director. "We've had three inspections in the last 21 months, and in this one, we only had two minor corrections to make."