Meridian at Ocean Villa in Santa Monica, a Meridian Senior Living assisted living community, has received a deficiency-free survey in March 2019 as administered by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
“We’re very excited to receive a deficiency-free survey from the State,” said Glen Cummins Regional Director of Operations of Meridian Senior Living. “This unparalleled score is undeniably reflective of the extremely qualified and caring staff at Meridian at Ocean Villa that consistently delivers the highest quality of care to our residents.”
In order for an assisted living community to achieve a deficiency-free survey, all services provided at the facility must meet or exceed all state and federal standards. A deficiency-free survey in California’s rigorous inspection is uncommon and a key indicator of excellence for an assisted living community. According to CDPH’s 2016-17 data report (most recent available) over 17,000 deficiencies were recorded among senior living communities.
Assisted living communities are inspected periodically to evaluate services and systems in place and oversee compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. In a multi-day process, inspectors arrive unannounced to assess the facility. Surveyors determine compliance with regulations governing areas including policies and procedures, resident care, quality of care and quality of life, medication administration, medical records, kitchen sanitation, staff competencies, dietary needs, equipment, safety, and overall wellness of the community. The assisted living community is awarded a “deficiency-free” survey when all of these regulations are met.
At Meridian at Ocean Villa, receiving an excellent state survey means that seniors can expect the highest level of care in a prime environment, which is important when selecting a senior living community. For more information about Meridian at Ocean Villa, visit meridianatoceanvilla.com or call (310) 660-7655.
About Meridian Senior Living:
Meridian Senior Living, a privately held company based in Bethesda, Maryland, owns and operates seniors housing communities across the country and provides operational consulting to 24 communities in China. With more than 70 communities in 21 states and more in development, Meridian is one of the largest seniors housing operators in the U.S. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality care, exceptional lifestyle programming and a distinctive dining experience for its residents. For more information on Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.