The Chateau at Moorings Park receives Gold Seal Award for excellence in long-term care


NAPLES, Fla. (July 10, 2013) —The Chateau at Moorings Park was one of only five Florida nursing
homes in the state to have been awarded the Governor’s Gold Seal Award, which recognizes nursing
homes that demonstrate the highest standards of quality of life and care for their residents. The other
recipients are located in Ormand Beach and Lakeland. Governor Rick Scott bestowed the award
in Tallahassee.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I would like to congratulate the five nursing homes that are receiving
the Gold Seal Award. These nursing homes set the example of quality care for Florida’s elders,
and are paving the way to providing all Florida families with the assurance that their loved ones
are getting the care they deserve. This is why the Florida Families First budget invests in critical
programs and priorities important for the safety and well-being of Florida seniors.”

“We are very proud of our dedicated administration and staff at The Chateau for receiving the Governor’s
Gold Seal Award,” said Dan Lavender, Moorings Park’s CEO. “This is indicative of their continual focus
on quality for our residents and gives the Chateau a unique distinction in Collier and Lee counties.”

“Nursing facility residents deserve to have access to high quality care,” said Secretary Liz Dudek.
“The facilities which receive the Gold Seal Award have demonstrated they are committed to an
enjoyable, high quality experience for their residents.”

Nursing homes that wish to be considered for the Gold Seal Award must submit an application
with supporting documentation to the Agency, which is reviewed by the Governor’s Panel on
Excellence in Long Term Care. The Panel considers the criteria below and makes recommendations
to the Governor. Gold Seal recipients must be in operation a minimum of 30 months prior
to the date of application and the facility must:
*Meet a quality of care scoring and ranking that places them in the top 10 percent in their region or top 15 percent in the state and be a 5-star facility in the Nursing Home Guide
*Have no Class I or II deficiencies within 30 months preceding application
*Provide evidence of financial soundness and stability
*Participate in a consumer satisfaction process involving residents, family members and guardians
*Involve families and members of the community in the facility on a regular basis
*Have a stable workforce
*Have an outstanding record with the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Council within the 30 months preceding application
*Provide targeted in-service training to meet training needs identified.

The Gold Seal Award program was developed and implemented by the Governor's Panel on
Excellence in Long Term Care, which is composed of persons appointed by the Governor’s Office,
Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Health, Department of Elder Affairs,
Florida Association of Homes for the Aging (now LeadingAge Florida), Florida Health Care
Association, Florida Life Care Residents Association and the State Long Term Care Ombudsman.

Of the 681 licensed nursing homes in Florida, 24 nursing homes currently hold the Gold Seal Award.
The Gold Seal Award program was established in 2002 and recognizes Florida nursing homes that
have exceptionally high standards and display excellence in the quality of care delivered to their

Moorings Park is located at 120 Moorings Park Drive
Naples, Florida, 34105. For more information: 239-643-9111
or 866-802-4302.

More about Moorings Park (
Moorings Park® is a nationally accredited, nonprofit, Medicare certified community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated continuing care retirement community in the country. For more than 35 years, Moorings Park has established the reputation as the premier retirement community in southwest Florida. Nestled on 83-acres, Moorings Park is located in the City of Naples. Moorings Park offers casual and fine dining, tennis, fitness, lifelong learning, creative arts and exciting social programs. Life Care at Moorings Park includes Independent Living, with unlimited access to Assisted Living at Orchid Terrace and Skilled Nursing at The Chateau.