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WASHINGTON, D.C. AND MINNEAPOLIS (March 5, 2015) – The Goodman Group, a national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, today announced that three of its managed communities, Valley View Estates Health Care Center in Hamilton, Mont.; West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center in Portland, Ore.; and Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation Care Center in Clearwater, Fla., have received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s seventh annual “Best Nursing Homes,” available exclusively at https://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
Created by the publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, the Best Nursing Homes 2015 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. The goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of quality care. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals over 65 years old will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period.
To create Best Nursing Homes 2015, U.S. News drew on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Homes” designation to facilities that recently earned the agency’s highest overall rating of five stars.
“We are very proud of our executive directors and employees at these nationally recognized managed senior living and health care communities for achieving an overall 5-star rating, and for their dedication to providing exceptional Platinum Service® and care for our residents,” said Craig Edinger, vice president of Senior Living & Health Care, The Goodman Group. “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national ratings are a key benchmark for operational excellence for our senior living and health care communities and our industry. All are committed to working towards achieving this top overall rating.”
“Finding the right place for an elderly loved one is a challenge millions of Americans face each year,” says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “We hope our Best Nursing Homes ratings, advice and tools help them navigate this important decision.”
Best Nursing Homes 2015 provides data and information on care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every nursing home facility in the U.S. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and aren’t scheduled to appear in print.