Posted - 2021-11-16← Back to News and Media
Braintree, MA – November 16, 2021 – Six BaneCare centers are among the 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.
The homes earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation and/or 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.
“I am incredibly proud of our continual top-tier rating, especially in the midst of a pandemic” said Kevin Morris, president of BaneCare. “Our teams work tirelessly to provide exceptional care to our patients and residents. Receiving this recognition is only made possible by maintaining high patient care standards, along with a tremendous amount of teamwork. I appreciate each one of our BaneCare staff members whose efforts have made this success possible.”
Now in its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about quality of care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control violations listed on the resident safety summary. Individuals can easily conduct customized research for a highly rated nursing home by location, size and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
This year's methodology includes an emphasis on homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, which could limit a home’s ability to achieve a ‘High-Performing’ rating. These standards include a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate, overuse of antipsychotic drugs and frequent visits to the emergency department, among other criteria. Homes that have below a 75% COVID-19 staff vaccination rate are not considered a leading facility. A significant percentage of Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care programs that would otherwise have qualified as 'High-Performing' were downgraded at the time of publication.
The ratings include data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. Out of 13,175 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,063 were designated as High-Performing. The Short-Term Care Rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls. For 2021-22, 13,500 facilities received a Short-Term Rating, while only 1,651 homes earned a High-Performing Rating.
2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes:
For a complete listing of the results and centers on the Best Nursing Homes list, visit: https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes
About BaneCare: BaneCare Management is a trusted, family-owned senior services company. Since 1959, BaneCare Management has been a leading provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and assisted living options in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.banecare.com.
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