Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and number of medications used).


“I’m so proud of all of my associates,” said Jim Breuler, executive director. “This quality rating is a positive affirmation that we want to be the best choice for the seniors in our community.”


Breuler pointed to stability of staff and spirit of teamwork as core reasons for the excellent results.


“I have been here since the opening 12 years ago, and many of our associates have been here 10-plus years," he said. "We work well together. We are a family caring for our extended family members: the residents and their loved ones.”


The center received the rating on Oct. 20, 2015.                                                                   


For more information about Life Care Center of Estero, call (239) 495-4000.