State Gives Top Marks to Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Management staff from left, seated, Acela Hermida, business office manager, Wayne Sakovich, social worker, Dawn O’Toole, RN, Ruth Kane, director of nursing, and Karla Fleming, executive director

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health declared the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) to be in 100-percent compliance with more than 180 federal and state regulatory standards after completing their annual unannounced inspection on January 25.

This was the second deficiency-free survey in a row for the center.

The survey team spent three consecutive days scrutinizing every aspect of care from nursing and rehabilitation services to cooking and food storage, housekeeping and laundry.

Using a defined sample selection process, they also examined the clinical records of 17 active and discharged residents. In addition, they observed interaction between staff and residents and interviewed many residents (both individually and as a group) to obtain feedback about their experience in the center. The report indicates that the responses from residents and families were overwhelmingly positive.

For more information on the survey process, visit and click on “Nursing Home Compare.”