We Did It Again! Named U.S. News Best Nursing Home 2020-21!
Kate Shepard, Executive Director at Reformed Church Home, has announced that the skilled nursing center has been named one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publication that annually evaluates and rates health care providers across the country. The Home was awarded the highest rating of “High-Performing” in both the Long-Term Care and the Short-Term Rehabilitation categories. According to the publication, only 21% of the nation’s nursing homes earned at least one recognition.
U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy the publication’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. “We are extremely proud of the work our entire team has accomplished to achieve this recognition, especially this year in light of the added challenges brought on by the pandemic,” said Shepard. “We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve while keeping them safe, which the U.S. News award acknowledges.”
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes coverage offers comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The ratings reflect exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News, which evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary reflecting COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on how to choose a facility during the current pandemic.
“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide families and prospective nursing home residents with information regarding the quality of daily care provided by nursing homes. This includes analysis of staffing ratios, success in preventing emergency room visits, and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The Short-Term rating incorporates measures of quality such as consistency of registered nursing staff, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing falls.
Reformed Church Home is a highly respected, not-for-profit healthcare community offering assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and respite care to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. For additional information, please contact Andrea Walls, Director of Marketing, at 732-607-9230, or visit www.reformedchurchhome.org.