Lake Oswego, Oregon (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
The Pearl at Kruse Way – an assisted living community serving seniors in Multnomah and Clackamas counties – has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes.
The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’ goal is to help the millions of Americans who require post-hospital treatment to find a care center with a strong track record of good care. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about 60 percent of individuals over 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period.
Best Nursing Homes draws on data from CMS, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories—health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care—and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2014.
“It always feels great to receive recognition for the quality of care we provide our residents” says Andy Becker, Administrator for The Pearl at Kruse Way. “It all comes down to the hard work and dedication of our team to living out the Avamere Family of Companies mission: To enhance the life of every person we serve.”
“The rising number of five-star homes is encouraging,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “It speaks to care that is steadily becoming more skilled and compassionate.”
About Avamere Family of Companies
Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, OR, the Avamere Family of Companies began as a single nursing facility in Hillsboro, OR. Today, the Avamere Family is comprised of 41 Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing facilities, over 6,000 employees, and multiple ancillary healthcare companies – including Infinity Rehab – that provide services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, home health, and hospice.
For more information, please contact Drew Hanson at 971-224-2831 or dmhanson(at)avamere(dot)com.