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Chaska, Minn. (Nov. 16, 2023) – The Goodman Group is proud to announce that five of its managed communities have been recognized as Best Nursing Homes for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.
Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.
The Peaks Health & Rehabilitation in Flagstaff, Ariz., West Hills Health & Rehabilitation in Portland, Ore., and Westchester Gardens Health & Rehabilitation in Clearwater, Fla., earned their U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation in Los Alamitos, Calif., and The Village Health & Rehabilitation in Missoula, Mont., earned their U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing” for Long-Term Care.
“Congratulations to the five managed communities that received this year’s Best Nursing Home award,” said Kim Te Brugge, vice president of senior living & health care at The Goodman Group. “I would like to thank all of the team members for their focus and commitment to improving the lives of residents and patients. It is truly an honor to be included in this year’s awards, and I’m so proud of the team at the home office and in the managed communities for making a difference in this industry.”
For the 2024 edition, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on patient and resident outcomes, such as infection rates; staffing levels; potentially inappropriate reliance on antipsychotic drugs; health inspection results and other indicators of quality.
“U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings give patients, senior residents, their families and caregivers an objective assessment of quality, to help them choose the facility that best fits their individual needs,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Nursing homes that have earned the recognition of U.S. News have a track record of achieving better outcomes for patients and residents, and maximizing the amount of care they receive from nurses and other staff.”
To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes. Both short- and long-term ratings include data on nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends.