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Fayette Medical Center's Long-Term Care Facility Receives Five Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report


The Long-term Care Facility at Fayette Medical Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes” ranking for 2014.

The goal of the rating is to provide an accurate and informative list of nursing homes that display the highest score based on health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care. U.S. News uses data received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine the rating.

Barry Cochran, administrator of Fayette Medical Center, said he was proud of the staff who contributed to this high rating.

“Our staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care in a homelike environment,” Cochran said. “We strive for the best possible care at Fayette Medical Center, and I’m happy to see this kind of recognition from a source like the U.S. News & World Report.”

This ranking highlights the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014.

Long-term Care at Fayette Medical Center is a 122-bed facility that has provided services to geriatric patients for almost 50 years. Long-term care is designed for seniors who require 24-hour nursing care, including medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living, eating, and other personal care assistance.

According to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals over 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime, and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period.

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