The Massachusetts Department of Public Health awarded Wingate at Springfield deficiency-free status after its annual inspection of the community. The department conducts unannounced, annual surveys of all skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts to assess compliance with state standards of care.
Surveyors reviewed the quality, safety, cleanliness, nursing care, administrative effectiveness, activity programs, protection of resident rights, and food services at Wingate at Springfield. The community received high-marks in every category, garnering it the highly sought-after deficiency-free status.
A deficiency-free status is a testament to the high standards and exceptional care a nursing home provides. It’s a useful tool for prospective residents, their families and health care practitioners when choosing the right skilled nursing facility.