U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Nursing Homes 2014

Feb. 26, 2014   Full  Press Release Here    http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2014/02/25/us-news-releases-best-nursing-homes-2014

Washington, D.C. – Feb. 26, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

Now in its sixth year, U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014. According to Centers for Medicare and … Read the rest

Antipsychotic Use Continues to Decrease Among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents

Washington, D.C. —The national prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents continues to decline, a report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows.  According to data compiled by the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes –  a public-private coalition under the direction of CMS –  18.7 percent of long-stay nursing home residents were receiving an antipsychotic medication in the first quarter of 2015 compared with 23.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, representing a 21.7 percent decrease.

“This represents the progress we’ve made in Read the rest

6 Covenant Care Facilities Make US News Best Nursing Home List

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (April 23, 2014) — Each year, U.S. News and World Report designates the “Best Nursing Home” award to facilities that have earned an overall Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rating of five stars — the highest rating awarded by CMS. These advancements in nursing care are continually monitored by the CMS, and each year, state survey teams conduct health inspections. This 5-star rating system is based off a facilities dedication to inspection standards, staffing and quality measures, and must be ranked 5-star in all categories. Covenant Care achieves exceptional results because of its focus on … Read the rest

Wingate at Ulster Receives 5-Star Rating, Highest Industry Distinction

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November 9, 2015, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that Wingate at Ulster, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Hudson River Valley, has been awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Five-stars is the highest possible rating for a skilled nursing center. Wingate at Ulster is one of only two skilled care centers in the surrounding area with this distinction.

The CMS rating system is a widely used consumer tool considered to be the gold … Read the rest