PALM BAY – The Life Care Center of Palm Bay has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Life Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

The rating system for CMS is designed to help people choose the best care for loved ones. The ratings are based on associates, health inspections and quality measures such as weight loss, falls and pain management.

“This is a major achievement by our associates,” said Will Tarbet, executive director of the Life Care Canter. “It is the culmination of two years of very hard work and outcome-focused initiatives we set out to achieve. When you are blessed with outstanding associates, everything is possible. When it comes to associates who believe in clinical excellence, we are deeply blessed. We are so glad to be able to provide this high level of care for the residents of Brevard County.”

The five-star rating went live on Nursing Home Compare on Jan. 27.

The Life Care Center is located at 175 Villa Nueva Ave. in Palm Bay.

The Life Care Center of Palm Bay is one of 21 skilled nursing facilities in Florida managed by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Life Care manages more than 200 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit

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