As family, employees and friends gathered recently at a cookout celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lorien Riverside, Administrator Scott Cieri announced that the community has been awarded a prestigious Five Star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The rating system evaluates the quality of care in nursing homes for a number of critical measures, such as resident safety, staffing ratios, levels of improvement, mobility, length of stay, rehospitalization, etc. The Five Star rating is awarded to only the top 10% of nursing homes in the State; Lorien Riverside is one of two Five Star rated nursing homes in Harford County. The other is Lorien Bel Air.
According to Cieri, the recognition is a reflection of the ‘five-star quality’ of the staff at Lorien Riverside, who routinely demonstrate their commitment to providing patient care through advanced training and treatment of acutely-ill patients. “We have a very low rate of turn-over of staff,” he noted. In addition to IV therapy, tracheotomy care and CPR, weekly wound care rounds are completed in-house with a specializing physician.
When the community introduced Telehealth, linking Lorien Riverside with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Health Harford Memorial, staff rearranged schedules to familiarize themselves with techniques to assist in transmitting patient data electronically to the hospitals’ ER. The ability to provide immediate blood and urinalysis, as well as EKG, bp, heart rate, and other data enables ER physicians to determine modifications for treatment without the necessity for a return trip to the hospital.
Other innovations at the Lorien Riverside community include a new Wellness Center, with a pool for aquatic therapy, and rehabilitation equipment for outpatient and inpatient therapy. The addition of an anti-gravity treadmill provides a safe and comfortable environment to benefit residents recovering from surgery, cardiac or stroke incidents.
Besides updates in medical equipment and systems, Lorien Riverside recently renovated the Lobby Café to now feature Starbucks coffee, along with various breakfast and lunch light fare selections. It’s a great place to start a tour of the community!
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1123 Belcamp Garth
Belcamp, MD 21017
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1909 Emmorton Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
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1501 Blenheim Farm Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078