United Methodist Communities Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes

Nursing homes helps thousands of people recover after strokes, heart attacks, joint replacement, serious infections, accidents, as well as offer long-term care. U.S. News rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the highest standards of care. Its 2018-19 nursing home ratings, including the new short-stay rehabilitation rating, are now available.

U.S. News and World Report named all four of United Methodist Communities full-service campuses (New Jersey) on their Best Nursing Homes and Short-Stay Rehabilitation list. These include United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen (Newton), Collingswood, Pitman, and The Shores (Ocean City).

Regarding the Short-Stay Rehabilitation Ratings process, U.S. News defines each eligible nursing home as high performing, average, or below average in the care for people in need of skilled nursing or rehabilitation services following hospitalization for surgery, heart attack, stroke, injury or other conditions.

The U.S. News Overall Ratings assign each eligible nursing home a rating from high performing to poor. All four UMC campuses garnered a high performing rating, which evaluates the care of a wide range of resident conditions at the nursing home, including both long-term chronic care and shorter-term rehabilitation. The data used to evaluate these homes come from the federal Nursing Home Compare program, and incorporates the nurse staffing, health inspection, and quality measures star ratings.

Reassuring consumers, in addition to these measures, nursing homes were assessed based on the appropriateness of the therapy minutes provided to their residents as well as the consistency of their reported nurse staffing across self-reported and payroll-based reporting systems, overall health inspection ratings, and medical care quality measures.

All facilities with an overall star rating in the July 2018 Nursing Home Compare data set and staffing ratings in either the April 2018 or July 2018 Nursing Home Compare data sets received a U.S. News Overall Rating.

Vice President of Operations, Dr. Carol McKinley, proudly remarked, “The collective effort of these four communities is reflected in this excellent outcome. I am grateful to them for this high standard of achievement.”

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