Nazareth Home Recognized by U.S. News & World Report Among Kentucky’s Best Nursing Homes
Nazareth Home has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Nursing Homes for its Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. The designation places Nazareth Home’s facilities among the elite 19% of skilled nursing facilities that earned a “High Performing” rating, the highest possible achievement. In addition, both Nazareth Home campuses, Highlands and Clifton, are rated among the “top 6” nursing homes in Louisville. Each location earned a High-Performing Rating for short-term rehab and long-term care.
For its 2024 report, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on patient and resident outcomes, such as infection rates; staffing levels; potentially inappropriate reliance on antipsychotic drugs; health inspection results; and other indicators of quality.
“This honor is a reflection of our community of collaborators who work closely together to enhance the wellbeing of the elders we serve,” said Mary Haynes, Nazareth Home president/CEO. “I am profoundly grateful for the diligence and commitment that are recognized by this distinction – knowing that our teams work to ensure that the elders’ quality of life and care are best-in-class examples of how the aged deserve to live at this stage in their lives.”
Best Nursing Homes ratings are based on U.S. News’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data, including information that is not factored into star ratings by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Unlike the star ratings, the U.S. News ratings recognize that patients undergoing short-term rehabilitation have very different needs from those who require longer-term care.
“U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings give patients, senior residents, their families and caregivers an objective assessment of quality, to help them choose the facility that best fits their individual needs,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Nursing homes that have earned the recognition of U.S. News have a track record of achieving better outcomes for patients and residents, and maximizing the amount of care they receive from nurses and other staff.”
To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from CMS. The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes. Both short- and long-term ratings include data on nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends.