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Chaska, Minn. (Nov. 12, 2020) – The Goodman Group, a national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, is proud to announce that five of its managed communities have been recognized as 2020-21 Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. These communities include St. Anthony Health & Rehabilitation in St. Anthony, Minn.; The Peaks Health & Rehabilitation in Flagstaff, Ariz.; The Village Health & Rehabilitation in Missoula, Mont.; West Hills Health & Rehabilitation in Portland, Ore.; and Westchester Gardens Health & Rehabilitation in Clearwater, Fla.
All five of the managed communities earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. The Village Health & Rehabilitation and Westchester Gardens Health & Rehabilitation also received a rating of “High Performing” for Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
“We are grateful for this recognition and are proud of our five managed communities that have received the Best Nursing Home award. We would like to thank all of the staff members for their focus and commitment to improving the lives of residents at the managed communities,” said Kim Te Brugge, vice president of senior living & health care at The Goodman Group.
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.
“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”
The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
For more information behind both U.S. News ratings please refer to the FAQ.