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Friendship Village Sunset Hills Earns Highest 5-Star Staff Quality Rating

St. Louis, MO. (August 13, 2018) – Friendship Village Sunset Hills recently earned a coveted 5-star rating for the quality of staffing within the Village Care Center, the 118-bed skilled nursing facility on the Friendship Village senior living campus.

Five stars is the highest rating a nursing home can receive according to Medicare, and indicates a very high level of staffing per nursing home resident.

To thank staff members for earning the 5-star rating, the community hosted a beach-themed dinner with entertainment. At the event, residents throughout the community presented more than 30 bags of donated school supplies to
staff members’ children as added thanks for their hard work.

“My husband was in the Village Care Center for three years and received wonderful care. The 5-star rating is well deserved, says Marcella Depke, resident of Friendship Village Sunset Hills.”

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practice nurses (LPNs), licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and nurse aides.


Photo Caption: Erin (left), daughter of a Village Care Center staffer, receives school supplies from residents
Marcella (center) and Doris (right). The residents celebrated the staff receiving a 5-Star Medicare rating with a
beach bash, and thanked them with 30 bags of donated school supplies for their kids.