Cassia in the News

Lake Ridge Care Center Ranked #1 in State for Long Term Care

Cassia’s Lake Ridge Care Center has recently been ranked number one in quality indicators out of 346 care communities in the state of Minnesota. The ranking was awarded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to recognize quality indicators for residents in skilled nursing/long-stay settings.

Not only is Lake Ridge ranked number one; the community has had an overall five-star rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Report Card during the past three years.

“The five-star rating is difficult to attain, and much harder to retain; while having the highest quality indicators out of 346 facilities in the state is even harder to achieve,” says Lake Ridge Senior Health & Living Campus Administrator Jason Nelson. “We are proud of the hard work our employees and leadership provide to care for those we serve. We are honored to continue to be designated as a five-star community and to have the highest quality scores in the state.”

“The team at Lake Ridge Care Center has shown they continually strive to improve the lives of the community they serve. Staff members’ collaborative effort and motivation certainly inspires all of us to know better and do better,” says Empira Executive Director Heather Johnson.

The CMS Nursing Home Compare Report Card features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating between one and five stars. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with one star are considered to have quality much below average.

There is one overall five-star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following criteria, which include nursing home inspection results, staffing and fifteen different physical and clinical quality measures (QMs) for residents.  Quality Indicators are based on care areas within skilled nursing facilities for a total of 100 points; Lake Ridge currently has a score of 94.2, with the state average being 63.46.

About Lake Ridge Senior Health & Living

Lake Ridge Senior Health & Living is a wellness-focused, amenity-rich senior living community that combines warmth and hospitality with the expertise of caring professionals. Designed with transitions in mind, the full range of living options and health care is available right within the community.

Lake Ridge living options include assisted living, long and short-term skilled nursing and residential hospice at Lakeside Oasis.

Lake Ridge is part of the Cassia family

Cassia is a non-profit organization that provides housing, health care and community-based services to older generations and others in need.

Located in five states, Cassia provides independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, short-term transitional rehabilitation, adult day programs and a variety of community-based services for older adults. Cassia continues to be an industry leader by providing healing, compassion and renewal through serving all by following One, in the Christian tradition.

For more information, contact: Courtney Lotzer, 763-404-4632 or Jenna Zark at 651-529-0090.