Orem, Utah (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
More than 3 million Americans spent at least part of 2013 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home, and a similar number are expected for 2014. Many times, these individuals and their families encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Frequently asked questions such as, "Where will I receive the highest quality care?" "Where will I be treated like a resident, not just a patient?" and "Where is the cleanest nursing home with the best food?" weigh heavily on their minds.
To try to make this important choice easier, U.S. News and World Report recently released its fifth annual "Best Nursing Homes" report. Using data from the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes, U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that recently earned an overall rating of five stars, highlighting the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Medicare likewise rated each nursing home with one to five stars based on separate measures of quality of care, health-inspections record, and level of nurse staffing.
At the top of the list is Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab, a facility serviced by North American Health Care. All 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care have been given five-star ratings by Medicare. Statistically, less than 23% of all skilled nursing facilities in the United States will achieve this level of success. No other similar organization in the United States has consistently achieved this level of patient care.
"We are very pleased that US News and World Report and Medicare continue to recognize our services as outstanding," said Chris Andrew, Administrator of Orchard Park. "Caring is our main concern. I visit short-term rehab patients and long-term residents daily and am pleased that they are so satisfied with our exceptional quality of care in every facet of life."
Residents are highly complimentary. "The food is excellent"; "I like that they work me hard in therapy"; "It is inspiring to witness your teamwork, which is the key to it all"; "I felt safe"; and "I will miss the friends I made" are some of the most recent testimonials that speak to the quality, community, and care of Orchard Park.
For more information about Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab or North American Health Care, please visit http://www.nahci.com, or contact Amy Osmond Cook at 949.813.0182 or acook(at)nahci(dot)com.
About Orchard Park
At Orchard Park Post-Acute Rehab, caring is our main concern. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff, and provide friendly, beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. Although most transitions can be challenging, we strive to facilitate that process with an environment where our patients and guests feel informed and comfortable.
Our team of qualified professionals helps patients recover from surgery, injury, or serious illness. They understand the importance of creating a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere, whether our patients are here for short-term treatment or long-term care. To find out more, please visit http://www.orchardparkcare.com.
About North American Health Care
Our goal at North American Health Care, Inc. is to assist our client-serviced facilities in providing five-star patient services for every person served. This is a serious and monumental undertaking--one we enjoy the challenge of accomplishing. Our client-serviced facilities’ ratings reflect the organization’s commitment to excellence in patient care, which includes the desire to provide every aging individual serviced a dignified experience.