The Maplewood has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for LONG-TERM CARE for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. This status has been achieved by earning a rating of 5 out of 5 and a long-term care rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for 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.
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.
“I am honored and proud that The Maplewood has been recognized as a 2022-23 Best Nursing Home,” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “I’d like to thank our amazing staff for their hard work and dedication to providing our residents with such high-quality care. The situation of the past few years has brought new, unprecedented challenges. Our staff has been here through it all, remaining faithful and devoted to our residents and keeping our care at this level. This award is well-deserved by each of them, and confirms that The Maplewood lives up to the confidence placed in us by our residents’ families to provide the best care and quality of life for their loved ones.”
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 a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.
“Choosing the right nursing home based on care needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.”
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). Long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, success in preventing ER and hospital visits, whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends.
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