Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
More than 3 million Americans spent at least part of 2013 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home, and similar numbers are expected for 2014. Individuals and their families often encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Frequently asked questions including, "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.
In an effort to lighten the burden of such an important choice, 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 Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center, a facility serviced by North American Health Care, Inc. Medicare has given all 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care a five-star rating. 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 thrilled to receive this award from US News and World Report," said Spencer Nordfelt, Administrator of Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center. "We are passionate about bringing the highest standard of quality care to our patients and are grateful that Medicare and US News recognize us for that.”
Residents are highly complimentary. “I would like to thank the staff at Edgewater for the excellent care they provide to my mother”; “When I visit or call, the staff at Edgewater treats me like family”; and “Every single person, from the Administrator to the therapists, nurses and the rest of the staff were wonderful!” are some of the most recent testimonials that speak to the quality, community, and care of Edgewater.
For more information about Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center, please visit http://www.edgewaterrehab.com or contact (562) 434-0974.
About Edgewater Skilled Nursing Facility
At Edgewater Skilled Nursing Facility, 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.
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.