Vancouver, Wash.—Prestige Care Inc., a leading provider of senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care services, is pleased to announce that five of its centers have earned the designation of “U.S. News Best Nursing Home” in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17 report.
U.S News & World Report awarded the distinction to Prestige Care and Rehabilitation – The Orchards in Lewiston, Id., Prestige Care and Rehabilitation of Reedwood in Portland, Ore., Prestige Care and Rehabilitation – Burlington in Burlington, Wash., Prestige Care and Rehabilitation – Camas in Camas, Wash., and Discovery Nursing and Rehabilitation of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Each community received the recognition for excelling at key service differentiators, including quality of care, safety of residents, health inspection grades, staffing and more.
“When families entrust us with a loved one’s care we take that privilege incredibly seriously,” said Harold Delamarter, founding partner and CEO of Prestige Care. “This national recognition speaks to the commitment of each caregiver and team member who consistently deliver the highest levels of quality care to our patients each and every day.”
U.S. News & World Report has published annual ratings of nursing homes since 2009. The publication applies a custom methodology to public CMS data, and weighs that data against the level of care a typical patient can expect to receive. In addition, U.S. News & World Report establishes mandatory baseline of services, placing an emphasis on only care centers that are well-rounded and consistently provide a full suite of high-quality services to patients. Compared with CMS’ traditional rankings, the Best Nursing Home report incorporates more data about medical quality, rehabilitation therapy and performance over time.
These five Prestige Care communities join roughly 2,000 others nationwide that maintain a consistent level of excellence in their care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
"Several million Americans will spend at least some time in a nursing home this year, whether undergoing rehab after a hospital stay or as long-term residents," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Finding a nursing home that meets an individual's specific needs can be challenging for families. Our nursing home ratings are designed to help potential residents and their loved ones navigate this difficult process."
"Every year we strive to improve upon the information we offer to our users making critical decisions," says Ben Harder, Chief Health Analyst. "With our new methodology, we have taken several steps to ensure that nursing homes that consistently perform well are highlighted."
The U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17,” as well as the publication’s evaluations of nursing home centers, was published on November 16, 2016. The complete database is available online at health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
For more information on Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living communities, visit http://www.prestigecare.com/.
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About Prestige Care Inc.
Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living operate a family of more than 70 senior communities throughout the western United States. Prestige Care provides a comprehensive senior service experience, offering assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The company holds firm to a set of core values – respect, integrity, commitment and trust – that guide every aspect of its mission to personally touch lives every day. For more information on Prestige, visit its website at www.prestigecare.com.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
About Best Nursing Homes Updated Methodology
U.S. News has updated the methodology used to evaluate nursing homes to ensure that the designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to those homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in national quality measures. To qualify as a Best Nursing Home this year, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during the 12 months of federal reports ending in October 2016 and had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News during the period, such as earning at least 4 stars in the CMS overall rating for all 12 months. For more detailed information about the updated methodology, please click here.
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