Designated Best Nursing Homes by US News & World Report
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 25, 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 Park West Care 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.
“At Park West Care Center we are dedicated to providing only the best care to our patients,” said Patricia McDonald, Administrator of Park West Care Center. “The Park West Team makes it a personal mission to ensure that each patient is comfortable and that we are providing a healing environment for all who are here.”
Residents are highly complimentary. “It is a very clean and well maintained [with] good nourishing, very tasty food. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for quality care”; “The staff at Park West are very attentive, caring, and respond quickly to any concerns that my mother or I might have”; and “They always do their best to satisfy our wishes and needs, and they do this in a very kind and gentle way.”
For more information about Park West Care Center, please visit http://www.parkwestcare.com or contact (206) 937-9750
About Park West Care Center
At Park West Care Center caring is the main concern. They 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 patients and their visitors. Although most transitions can be challenging, they strive to facilitate that process with an environment where patients and guests feel informed and comfortable. The team of qualified professionals helps patients recover from surgery, injury, or serious illness. Park West Care Center understand the importance of creating a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere, whether patients are here for short-term treatment or long-term care.
About North American Health Care
The main goal at North American Health Care, Inc. is to assist their client-serviced facilities in providing five-star patient services for every person served. This is a serious and monumental undertaking—one they enjoy the challenge of accomplishing. Their 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.