Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation scored a 100 percent. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

It’s not often that one can say they are the best in their field but the employees of Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation can say so.

The nursing home recently received a five star rating from the Department of Aging and Disabilities Services after they were inspected. The rating is the best in the area.

Administrator Dawn Huckins said the nursing home was 100 percent deficiency free. DADS inspects several areas such as life safety, nursing, administration, etc. and they scored 100 in all departments which is very rare, she said.

“I’ve been in administration for 10 years and I’ve never seen a building deficiency free. We have a good team with the same vision and goals. The residents are part of our family too,” Huckins said.

She explained that DADS does an annual survey of nursing homes. They arrive unannounced, at different shifts, and look at all departments and also conduct interviews with staff and residents.

Though it’s not unusual to score 100 in nursing, an overall 100 is almost unheard of. Orange Villa currently had a four start rating with advancing excellence.

“They’re (DADS) are thorough and professional. We treat them like visitors in our home. We’re very proud,” Huckins said.

To celebrate the five star rating, the nursing home is hosting a catered dinner for the staff and a special lunch for the residents on Monday.