When a facility receives a deficiency-free state survey, it means you or your loved one can expect the highest level of care in an optimum environment, which is important when choosing short term rehab or long term care.

Exceptional Care for Children in Newark completed its annual state survey from September 19-23 without any deficiencies. A deficiency-free state survey means a facility offers the highest level of care in an optimum environment, which is important when choosing short-term rehab or long-term care. The surveyors found no deficiencies in care, services, or the environment during the center’s most recent state inspection.

There has not been a survey conducted at Exceptional Care for Children since 2019, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Between 2013 and 2019, the state averaged 6.13 deficiencies per facility. A deficiency-free rating is one of the top indicators of excellence and the highest score a long-term care or assisted living facility can achieve. There are only a few providers who have achieved this honor.

Each year, the Delaware Department of Health & Senior Services inspects facilities such as Exceptional Care for Children to evaluate all aspects of care and safety. A deficiency-free rating indicates that no issues or shortcomings were identified by state inspectors during the comprehensive assessment of the community.

This survey is a testament to the diligence and dedication of our staff at Exceptional Care for Children. We’re proud of the work they put in every day to keep the children we serve happy and healthy, while simultaneously ensuring that every aspect of the community adheres to federal and state requirements.

John L. White, LNHA, Executive Director

Inspections are conducted by the Delaware Department of Health & Senior Services in accordance with strict guidelines administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Surveyors arrive unannounced and observe care and procedures, checking records for compliance with regulations on care, confidentiality, cleanliness, resident rights, and quality of services over several days. Interviews are also conducted with residents, their families, and center employees as part of the survey process.