Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation and Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation are included in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Nursing Homes list.
U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.
“Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs is a difficult decision that several million families across America face each year,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings, advice and tools were designed to help navigate this important life decision and make the process a little easier.”
The U.S. News Nursing Home Finder, offers comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every nursing home in the country. With this tool, individuals can easily conduct a customized search for a highly rated nursing home by location, distance, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and size.
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), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. This year, in order to provide an evaluation standard for consumers consistent with its other health ratings, U.S. News has created a 5-level rating scale for nursing homes, ranging from “Top Performing” to “Poor.”
The nearly 2,300 nursing homes that earned the designation of a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2017-18 represent about 15 percent of all homes.
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 quality measures. To qualify as a Best Nursing Home, facilities had to earn an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 during 10 months of federal reports ending in August 2017 and consistently meet performance standards set by U.S. News such as earning at least a 4 in the CMS overall rating for all 10 months.