Fellowship Manor Named One of the 2013 America’s Best Nursing Homes

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Honored by Women’s Choice Award® based on women’s preferences, recommendation rating and clinical excellence.

2013 Nursing Home Seal

As reported by Forbes, May 2013, more than 60 million families are caring for an aging or disabled person at home, and caregivers, mainly women, are feeling the crunch.

Fellowship Manor, a Christ-centered skilled nursing facility located in Whitehall, has received the Women’s Choice Award® from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 America’s Best Nursing Homes for Patient Experience. This award designation is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes,” said Bob Zentz, President/CEO of Fellowship Community. “The Women’s Choice Award® confirms our commitment to our residents’ spiritual, emotional, and physical well being.”

Nursing homes qualify for this highly selective annual list based on an objective proprietary scoring process. The selection process begins with the 5 star rating system from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating three major elements: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. Weighting was then applied that reflect women’s preferences and priorities. In addition, any facility with serious deficiency reports is eliminated from consideration.

“We are proud of Fellowship Manor for taking ownership of their patient experience and creating an environment that offers the best in long-term healthcare services,” explains Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of WomenCertified. “As the average lifespan increases and larger numbers of older adults require care, a family’s decision can be made easier by knowing the facilities that other women highly recommend,” said Passi.

As reported by Forbes, May 2013, more than 60 million families are caring for an aging or disabled person at home, and caregivers, mainly women, are feeling the crunch. According to a study published by the American Academy of Family Physicians, women make 90 percent of healthcare decisions for themselves and their elderly parents.

“The research confirms what we have been experiencing at Fellowship Manor,” says Donna Conley, Executive Vice President Operations of Fellowship Community. “Women are most often the decision-makers for people entering our care at Fellowship Manor. That is why receiving the honor of Women’s Choice Award® is especially meaningful to us.”

About Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community is a continuing care campus that provides Christ-centered caring for seniors at every stage of life. Fellowship Courts offer active seniors independent living townhomes without the burden of home ownership. Fellowship Terrace, a state-licensed personal care facility, is designed for seniors who enjoy life but want the comfort of round-the-clock support services when they are needed. Skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care are available at Fellowship Manor, a facility continually accredited with a Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission for quality care and outstanding patient safety. It has received recognition, a 5-star rating, from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and the American College of Health Care Administrators Leadership Award for top performing long-term care organizations.

Fellowship Community in Whitehall, PA was founded and is currently operated with the mission of enhancing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being at every stage of life.

To learn more, visit http://fellowshipcommunity.com.

About WomenCertified®

WomenCertified® is a marketing research firm and the home of the Women’s Choice Award, The Voice of Women. The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. We are the source for women seeking credible recommendations. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands that are meeting their high expectations. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. To learn more, visit http://www.womencertified.com.

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