Vancouver, Wash.—Prestige Care Inc., a leading provider of senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care services, is pleased to announce that eight of its skilled nursing centers have earned the designation of “Best Nursing Home” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes for 2018-19 report.
U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 centers nationwide on key service differentiators, including quality of care, safety of residents, health inspection grades, staffing and more. The following Prestige centers earned high ratings in these categories and were awarded the “Best Nursing Home” distinction:
- Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore.
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Camas in Camas, Wash.
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Clarkston in Clarkston, Wash.
In this year’s report, U.S. News also introduced a new and first-of-its-kind “Short-Stay Rehabilitation” rating, which aims to provide patients with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by skilled nursing centers to short-stay patients in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness.
Out of nearly 13,000 centers that were evaluated, the following five Prestige communities earned a High-Performing rating in Short-Stay Rehabilitation:
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Parkside in Union Gap, Wash.
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Sunnyside in Sunnyside, Wash.
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation - The Orchards in Lewiston, Idaho
- Prestige Post-Acute & Rehabilitation Center - Kittitas Valley in Ellensburg, Wash.
- Prestige Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center – Edmonds in Edmonds, Wash.
“We continually strive to enhance our high-quality care and service and exceed the expectations of those we serve,” said Harold Delamarter, founding partner and CEO of Prestige Care. “Earning these recognitions from one of the nation’s most trusted consumer-education resources is a testament to our values and the caregivers who consistently deliver outstanding care to our patients and families each and every day.”
Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. News nursing home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This year, due to CMS' recent move from a self-reported to a payroll-based nurse staffing reporting and a freeze in health inspection data since November 2017, U.S. News modified the way it uses CMS data for evaluating a nursing home's overall performance.
"Every year we strive to improve upon the information we offer to caregivers making critical health care decisions for their loved ones," says Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. "We understand that nurse staffing is among the most important predictors of nursing home quality. With our new methodology and Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating, we have taken several steps to ensure that nursing homes that consistently provide high quality care to residents are highlighted."
U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes for 2018-19” report, as well as the publication’s evaluations of skilled nursing centers, 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
Celebrating its 85th year, 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, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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