Hughes Health & Rehabilitation has been named a Best Nursing Home in America by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year.
The 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes survey rated nearly 15,000 nursing homes across the United States in measuring nursing home safety, health inspections, staffing and more.
According to U.S. News & World Report, “On any given morning this year, roughly 1.4 million individuals, including 1 in 10 individuals age 85 and above, will wake up in a U.S. nursing home. We want to help families find a good and caring facility.”
“To be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year is a testament to the day in, day out quality of care our skilled nurses and others provide to our residents,” said Mark Finkelstein, vice president of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation. “We don’t rest on our laurels; rather, we seek to continuously improve our level of health care and comfort. We are very grateful that U.S. News & World Report recognizes, again, our ongoing efforts.”
Hughes was at the top of the Connecticut nursing homes list with a rating of five stars for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. U.S. News recognized as Best Nursing Homes those facilities with overall ratings of 4.5 stars or greater. There are 216 nursing homes in Connecticut. Of these, 65, or 30 percent, received an overall rating of 4.5 stars or above.
U.S. News and World Report nursing home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare (https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare), a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. CMS assigns an overall rating of one to five stars to nursing homes according to their performance in three areas, or domains – state-conducted health inspections, nurse staffing and medical quality measures. Homes also receive CMS star ratings in each domain.
For more information about U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.