WASHINGTON D.C. â Derby Green has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Reportâs annual Best Nursing Homes, released Feb. 7.
U.S. Newsâs Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.
âMore than 3 million Americans will spend part of 2012 in a nursing home, and trying to decide under pressure which one is best isnât easy,â said Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor. âTop-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.â
U.S. Newsâs evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes (defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services). Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. U.S. News updates each nursing homeâs ratings data quarterly.
Of more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled on the U.S. News website, Derby Green was among the fewer than 1 in 8 that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011.
âThis is the third year in a row weâve received this recognition and I couldnât be more proud,â stated Lisa Bohlman, administrator of Derby Green. âWe could not have achieved this recognition without the dedication of my staff and the quality care we give our residents each and every day,â Bohlman concluded.
Using the search tools available at http://health.usnews.com/senior-housing, consumers can identify homes in their state, city or ZIP code, tailor their search to see only non-profit homes or those that accept Medicaid insurance, or in other ways find the best fit.