Over 70 Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Featured in U.S. News’ ‘Best’ List for 2023
Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Rated Among the Best in the Country
In the latest report by U.S. News & World Report, over 70 nursing homes in Pennsylvania achieved a 5-star ranking—the highest possible score. Out of 15,000 nursing homes evaluated nationwide, a fifth were recognized as top performers in areas such as “Short-Term Rehabilitation” and “Long-Term Care.”
A Closer Look at Pennsylvania’s Top-Rated Nursing Homes
Out of 74 top-rated nursing homes in Pennsylvania, 41 were recognized as high-performing in both short-term and long-term care. These include notable institutions like the Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center in Allentown and the Simpson House in Philadelphia. A full list can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website.
The Importance of Quality Nursing Home Care
Quality care in nursing homes is crucial for over 1.4 million residents nationwide. Most of these individuals, at least 65 years old, depend on long-term care due to chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease. This critical demographic data was shared by Dr. Michael Tehrani, founder and CEO of MedWell Medical.
National Staffing Levels in Nursing Homes
The latest findings indicate that fewer than 5% of the evaluated nursing homes meet both current and proposed staffing requirements. Over 400 nursing homes reportedly failed to have a registered nurse available for at least eight hours a day, seven days a week, as required by federal regulations. These staffing levels directly impact the quality of care provided, with nursing homes meeting both staffing standards 54 times more likely to be rated a “Best Nursing Home”.
The U.S. News & World Report evaluates nursing homes based on numerous quality measures provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These measures encompass data on resident care, safety, outcomes, and other quality indicators. Nursing homes receiving high ratings from CMS are often recognized as top performers by U.S. News, indicating a consistent delivery of high-quality care.
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