ElderBranch Takes an In-Depth Look at Top Rochester Area Nursing Homes

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ElderBranch spoke with six top Rochester area nursing homes to look beyond the Medicare ratings and try to understand each home's philosophy and approach to care more holistically.

Last month, ElderBranch published a list of Top Nursing Homes in the Rochester Area. This list was created based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) evaluation process.

These CMS ratings are valuable in understanding the performance of a home, but it is important to remember that they provide only a historical perspective. Therefore, these quantitative metrics should serve as one input into the overall decision of where to place a loved one.

Equally important is an understanding of some of the more “qualitative” aspects of care, including a home’s philosophy of care, approach to staffing and effort to keep up with trends. These, in combination with the quantitative metrics and, of course, a visit to the homes, will enable one to create a better understanding of each facility and a forward-looking picture of a home’s quality of care.

ElderBranch endeavored to conduct an interview with each home on its “top homes” list in order to draw out these more qualitative aspects of care. Read more in ElderBranch's report: An In-Depth Look at Top Rochester Area Nursing Homes.

About ElderBranch
ElderBranch is an online information portal that helps people find and evaluate long-term care providers. ElderBranch’s mission is to support users in making the best decision possible for themselves and their loved ones. ElderBranch currently offers a comprehensive, national database of nursing homes and offers useful articles and tools to help users navigate the senior care issues and decisions.

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