Magnolia Manor receives five-star rating


Magnolia Manor recently received a prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS bases this score on three criteria: health inspections, quality measures, and staffing information. Health inspectors conduct onsite inspections to collect specific information to determine whether a nursing home meets Medicare’s minimum requirements for quality of care and safety. The quality measure rating is based on 10 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents, such as the percentage of residents with pressure ulcers, the percentage of those who report severe or moderate pain, or the percentage of residents who have changes in their mobility. Staffing information is gathered by calculating the average number of hours of care given by nursing staff to each resident daily.

The national average for time spent with residents by a nurse is one hour and 38 minutes per resident per day; the state average is even less. Magnolia Manor nearly doubles that time at two hours and 52 minutes per resident per day. Spending more time with residents ensures the quality of care that Magnolia Manor is committed to delivering. 

“Magnolia Manor is working diligently to improve the quality of care on a daily basis and that is evident by our quality measures,” said Hill Fort, Magnolia Manor’s vice president of operations.

Magnolia Manor strives for the highest level of care because, simply put, the residents are worth it. For more information about Magnolia Manor in Columbus, please call (706) 324-0387 or visit