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US News and World Report release 2019-2020 'Best Nursing Homes' ratings

Posted: 5:26 AM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-29 06:34:39-04
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U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of "Best Nursing Homes" nationwide.

"For the aging population in America, a nursing home should meet the specific level of care based on the needs of each patient or resident," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings hone in on measurements like emergency room visits, quality of staff and proper distribution of medical and physical therapy to help families make an informed decision. These ratings help individuals and their families begin their search for senior care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional and in-depth on-site visits."

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This year, U.S. News introduced a new rating focused on long-term care.

"The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes."

An overall score is generated with the combination of a long-term care rating and a short-term rehabilitation rating.

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.

To find a list of high performing nursing homes near you, visit https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

To read more about how U.S. News and World Report rated the nursing homes, click here.