Hebrew Home of Greater Washington (HHGW) has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in their 13th year, assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals about where to receive short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.
HHGW received a five out of five overall rating and a three out three high performing rating in both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.
“We are honored to obtain these distinctions,” says Brenda L. Rice, VP of Operations. “We don’t set out to win awards, but we are humbled to receive them as they acknowledge the hard work of our associates and our commitment to deliver quality care and meaningful life experiences to older adults, with dignity and compassion.”
For 2022-2023, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing and health inspections. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature new measures on weekend staffing and on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.
The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both short- and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing emergency room and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and levels of weekend staffing. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of a home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections, and making sure residents are able to return home. Additional information is available at Best Nursing Homes.
Founded in 1910, Charles E. Smith Life Communities is a nonprofit organization serving more than 1,100 older adults in multiple residences situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. CESLC’s services include post-acute care and long-term skilled nursing care at Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care at Cohen-Rosen House; geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center; and temporary shelter and advocacy for victims of elder abuse at the ElderSAFE™ Center. For more information visit www.smithlifecommunities.org.