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Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center receives highest rating from national publication

By: Country Meadows |

Country Meadows of Bethlehem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is proud to be recognized as a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News and World Report for both Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation. This is the second consecutive year the facility received top honors in both categories and, since US News started recognizing Best Nursing Homes-Short-Term Facilities in 2018, the Center has received a “High Performance” rating every year.

The 2024 edition of Best Nursing Homes features ratings of more than 15,000 nursing homes, evaluated on patient and resident outcomes, such as infection rates; staffing levels; reliance on antipsychotic drugs; health inspection results and other indicators of quality.

“Our team at Country Meadows of Bethlehem Nursing Center has been recognized as one of the top performing nursing centers in the nation several times, and we are pleased to be among this elite group of health care providers,” says Meredith Mills, president & CEO-Country Meadows Retirement Communities. “It is a great tribute to the Center’s staff whose delivery of quality care results in this high rating.”

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 in data such as data on resident care, safety, outcomes and other aspects of quality. 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.

Inclusion in the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes list illustrates a nursing home provides better outcomes for patients and residents as well as better value, including:

  • 28% fewer hospital emergency room visits
  • 14% fewer hospital readmissions
  • 27% fewer infection-related hospital readmissions
  • 44% higher rate of successful discharge back to home
  • 57% fewer major falls

“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 Daniel Lara Agudelo, health data analyst 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.”

For specific information about this honor, visit Best Nursing Homes.

Country Meadows of Bethlehem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing care and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Care focuses on the whole person including his or her physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Dynamic Living programs and Spiritual Life Services play an important role in the daily lives of our residents.

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