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WASHINGTON, D.C. AND MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (Dec. 8, 2017) — The Goodman Group, a national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, announced three of its managed communities, Hillside Health & Rehabilitation in Missoula, Mont.; Westchester Gardens Health & Rehabilitation in Clearwater, Fla.; and West Hills Health & Rehabilitation in Portland, Ore. have received the highest possible overall rating of five stars by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes,” available exclusively at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated over 15,000 facilities across the country and just over 2,000 earned the designation of Best Nursing Homes 2017-18. U.S. News’ goal is to help families find a good and caring facility for their loved one. According to U.S. News & World Report, roughly 1.4 million individuals, including 1 in 10 individuals age 85 and above, will wake up in a U.S. nursing home.
To create Best Nursing Homes 2017-18, U.S. News drew on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that assesses nursing homes in three categories – state-conducted health inspections, nurse staffing and medical quality measures. CMS then assigns homes an overall rating of one to five stars based on their performance in those areas. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Homes” designation to facilities that earned an overall four and half stars and above.
“It is an honor to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 Best Nursing Homes, presented by U.S. News & World Reports. We are proud to have these managed communities be a part of this elite list,” said Craig Edinger, chief executive officer for The Goodman Group. “The employees at these managed communities are committed to helping patients rehabilitate from a hospital stay as well as residents who need long-term skilled nursing care.”
“Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs is a difficult decision that several million families across America face each year,” says 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.”
In addition to releasing the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18, U.S. News & World Report also released its new Nursing Home Finder that offers comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every nursing home in the county.