Shepherd’s Overall Quality Ratings exceed county and statewide averages

Shepherd of the Valley’s latest ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Ratings exceed the county and statewide averages.

Nursing homes and home health agencies receive star ratings on the Nursing Home Compare and Home Health Compare websites, each ranging from 1 to 5 stars.

Shepherd of the Valley’s Howland community has been rated 5.0 stars for Overall Quality. Shepherd of the Valley’s Boardman and Niles communities have been rated 4.0 stars for Overall Quality. At Home With Shepherd has been rated 4.5 stars, the highest in the tri-county area.

The statewide average for both skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies is 3.0 stars. The average in Mahoning County is 2.4 stars; in Trumbull County, 2.6 stars.

“We are very proud of the care our staff provides to our residents and home health clients. Receiving high ratings from CMS confirms the quality of our services. We are grateful to work with compassionate, diligent direct care staff,” Executive Director Rich Limongi said.

To learn more about the CMS star ratings, visit Home Health Compare and Nursing Home Compare at