U.S. News & World Report names Nazareth Home among best in Kentucky
Nazareth Home’s Highlands Campus at 2000 Newburg Road in Louisville has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
Now in its 13th year, Best Nursing Homes ratings assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals regarding short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16 percent of skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. earned the Best Nursing Home designation this year.
“It’s an honor to receive this national distinction for our short-term rehabilitation and long-term care programs,” said Nazareth Home President/CEO Mary Haynes. “This achievement is a testament to our highly skilled, high-performing team, whose commitment ensures that residents and patients here receive the best person-centered care possible.”
For 2022-2023, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing and health inspections. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature a new measure on weekend staffing and an additional new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.
“Choosing the right nursing home based on care needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.”
The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors in data on resident care, safety, outcomes and more. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both short and long-term ratings include data on the consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also considers whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of a home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections and making sure residents are able to return home.
For more information and to view Nazareth Home’s rating, visit Best Nursing Homes.