U.S. News & World Report named two Providence skilled nursing communities Best Nursing Homes.
Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report for both Short-Term & Long-Term Care. Park Place Health & Wellness Center of Elmhurst received the accolades for their post-acute rehab program.
Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.
Both Park Place communities earned its U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those that satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of consistent performance in quality measures.
"The U.S. News recognition received by Providence’s skilled nursing facility speaks to the dedication the staff have for high quality and positive outcomes," said Megan Tengerstrom, Vice President of Operations for Providence Life Services.
For the 2024 edition, 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.
“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 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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.