CSP’s Robison receives Top 10 Rating and Breaks Ground for even Better Senior Living

Robison Jewish Health Center received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, the day before the senior campus it sits on broke ground for a new, even better senior living home.

Robison, which is part of the Cedar Sinai Park campus in Southwest Portland, is ranked as #7 in the July 14 report. The report is available at usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes 2015 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. According to a press release from U.S. News, the goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.

On July 15, CSP broke ground on The Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center, a $33 million construction project focused on renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center and its transformation into a 44-bed, post-acute rehabilitation center. The project includes the construction of two additional buildings with four homes in The Green House model – providing 12 beds each (48 total) for an improved model of long-term care. Both the long-term care household and rehabilitation facility will feature all private rooms and bathrooms.

The capital campaign for the project is now at more than 94% of the fundraising goal. To contribute, visit dignitybydesign.mydagsite.com.

The U.S. News ranking is based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories – health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care – and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2015.

Robison provides a full range of support services including physical therapy to assist in recovery from an injury or surgery, high-quality nursing care and memory support services. The care is delivered with kindness, respect and understanding by supportive, professional caregivers.

Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values.

While Robison is already an exceptional place, the new facility will provide even better options for the community’s elders. The groundbreaking on July 15 included remarks from CSP and community leaders.

The four new homes in the Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center will  focus on providing state-of-the-art, long-term care in the model of Green House  Homes across the country. These homes will emphasize quality-of-life, person-directed care that results in improved healthcare outcomes for residents who can no longer remain at home due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

“We are pleased to see this dynamic construction project begin. It is important to Cedar Sinai Park and the entire community that we develop a 21st century service capacity that is both beautiful and able to meet changing healthcare demands,” said Capital Campaign Chair Jim Winkler.

“Cedar Sinai Park is proud to be working with LRS Architects and R&H Construction on this project” according to CSP Chief Executive Officer David Fuks. “These two firms represent the highest-quality teams, and we are glad to be teaming with them on this very important work.”

The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled-nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff. In the Green House model, residents receive care in small, self-contained homes organized to deliver individualized care, meaningful relationships and better direct care jobs through a self-managed team of direct care staff working in cross-trained roles. Green House homes meet all state and federal regulatory and reimbursement criteria for skilled-nursing facilities. (thegreenhouseproject.org)

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