Abernethy Laurels Rated Deficiency-free in Annual Survey

December 21, 2018

As nursing homes come under great scrutiny, Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care community in Newton, NC, continues to provide a high level of care and service. In the most recent survey December/2018 administered by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR).  Abernethy Laurels was rated deficiency-free.  It is unusual for a skilled nursing facility to receive a deficiency-free survey, meaning all services provided at the facility meet or exceed all state and federal standards.

Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, surveyors come in to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with regulations governing areas such as quality of care, residents’ rights, confidentiality and quality of service. It is an intense review of performance and compliance by the provider and is one quality indicator for individuals and families facing placement decisions.  If each of the many applicable regulations is met, the nursing home is awarded a “deficiency-free” survey.

“We pride ourselves on the services that we provide to residents,” says Executive Director, Amber McIntosh. “All of our staff is to be commended for this show of excellence and compassion.”