Hughes Health & Rehabilitation Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Extended Care Facilities
Hughes Health & Rehabilitation has been named one of America’s Best for Extended Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Hughes has been designated as one of the top 825 extended care facilities out of over 15,000 across the nation.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Hughes has been honored as one of Americans Best for Extended Care by the Women’s Choice Awards.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. The Women’s Choice Award helps individuals and families make educated decisions about where to find the best care by evaluating results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) five-star rating system. The methodology for the award is unique in that it also assesses primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
America’s Best for Extended Care have received four or five star ratings in the following four categories and must have a combined total of at least 18 stars to be chosen. The CMS rating categories are:
- General staffing
- Registered nurse staffing
- Quality rating
- Inspection survey rating
Award-winning facilities must have at least 25 residents, Medicare certification, no recent history of penalties or fines and full sprinkler systems.
“Choosing an extended care facility can be a very difficult and emotional decision,” said Delia Passi founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “As women make the majority of healthcare decisions, our award helps daughters and other female family members find a quality facility to care for a loved one.”
Approximately 1.4 million American seniors live in elder care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“To be recognized as one of America’s Best in Extended Care for four consecutive years by the Women’s Choice Award is a reflection of the consistent and dependable patient-focused care that Hughes is known for,” said Mark Finkelstein, vice president of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation. “Our family of caregivers do their best every single day to bring comfort to every person entrusted with our care. We deeply value that responsibility, as well as the wonderful honor from the Women’s Choice Award organization.”