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Monday, April 09, 2012

Perfection...US News Honor Roll for Best Nursing Homes

U.S. News Best Nursing Homes aims to make one of life’s most difficult decisions a little easier. For the 3.3 million Americans who move into a nursing home each year, and for their caregivers and loved ones, the realization that a move is inevitable can be just the beginning of an agonizing process: figuring out where to go. Everyone deserves a home that will take care of their health needs and treat them with dignity. But only some nursing homes consistently deliver.

The 39 nursing homes listed alphabetically below make up the 2012 Honor Roll. They were the only homes, out of more than 15,500 that U.S. News reviewed, to receive four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas—health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care—in which CMS evaluates these facilities. While that’s no guarantee a home is free of shortcomings or that it’s ideal for a specific person, it can provide some peace of mind.

  2012 Honor Roll Includes:

 Alzheimers Resource Center of Connecticut     Plantsville, Conn.
 Avalon Nursing Home  Warwick, R.I.
 Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility Framingham, Mass.
 Catherine Kasper Home  Donaldson, Ind.
 Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital  Greenville, Maine
 Covenant Shores Health Center Mercer Island, Wash.
 Dahl Memorial Nursing Home  Ekalaka, Mont.
 De La Salle Hall  Lincroft, N.J.
 Duxbury House Nursing Home Duxbury, Mass.
 Elmhurst Extended Care Center Elmhurst, Ill.
 Heywood Transitional Care Center  Gardner, Mass.
Hillhaven Nursing Center Adelphi, Md.
Island Nursing Home Honolulu, Hawaii
 J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital  Southport, N.C.
 Jamaica Hospital     Jamaica, N.Y.
Jeanne Jugan Residence  Newark, Del.
 Katahdin Nursing Home Millinocket, Maine
 Little Sisters of the Poor  Pittsburgh
 Lourdes Health Care Center  Wilton, Conn.
 Matulaitis Nursing Home  Putnam, Conn.
 Menig Extended Care  Randolph, Vt.
 Passavant Area Hospital   Jacksonville, Ill.
 Peconic Landing at Southold    Greenport, N.Y.
 Pioneer Lodge  Coldwater, Kan.
 Providence Seaside Hospital  Seaside, Ore.
 Quyanna Care Center Nome, Alaska
 Rady Children’s Hospital Bernardy Center  San Diego
 Rehabilitation Pavilion at the Weils   Chagrin Falls, Ohio
 Riverview Lutheran Care Center  Spokane, Wash.
 South Mountain Restoration Center  South Mountain, Pa.
 St. Mary’s Hospital for Children   Bayside, N.Y.
St. Vincent Care Center  Emmitsburg, Md.
 Sub-Acute Saratoga  Saratoga, Calif.
 The Colony at Eden Prairie  Eden Prairie, Minn.
 Tockwotton Home  Providence, R.I.
 Vi at Grayhawk   Scottsdale, Ariz.
 Westchester Meadows Valhalla, N.Y.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Lakeshore Manor Racine, Wis.
 Wibaux County Nursing Home Wibaux, Mont.

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