Saratoga's Our Lady of Fatima Villa, 20400 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd., has received the coveted five star rating from Nursing Home Compare run by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“We are blessed to have in our faith community a facility that offers such a high level of care. I have visited Our Lady of Fatima Villa and have been impressed with the spirit of the residents and the compassionate care that they receive," said San Jose Catholic Diocese Bishop Patrick McGrath. “I congratulate the entire staff of Our Lady of Fatima Villa and the Dominican sisters for this accomplishment.”
Founded by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Kenosha, WI, the facility provides assisted living, rehabilitation, respite care and skilled nursing on short-term or long-term basis. Health-inspections, nursing staffing and quality of medical care determined Fatima Villa’s rating.
In addition, Our Lady of Fatima Villa is one of a small number of facilities in the nation to receive zero deficiencies from state surveyors.
"We are extremely proud of this rating. We give excellent, truly excellent care and we do that in a team effort," said Bella Mahoney, president and CEO of Our Lady of Fatima Villa. "We make sure residents receive whatever they need - physically, emotionally and spiritually," Mahoney said.
The staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, a licensed social worker, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, speech therapists, activities coordinators, dietitian, certified nursing assistants, housekeeping, laundry, food service, administrative support staff and pastoral care.
Mahoney said areas the surveyors look at are health inspection, resident rights, providing a high level of are and the provision of sufficient nursing staffing.
Ron Modeste, a retired former Catholic high school principal, has a cousin who's a resident. “I can personally attest to the wonderful care given to my cousin. The staff treat her as though she was part of [their] family. We are fortunate to have such compassionate and competent care available to our spiritual community,” he said.
Our Lady of Fatima Villa was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is located at 20400 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, in the Village of Saratoga. No obligation tours are available by calling 408-741-2950. www.fatimavilla.org.