The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in their 13th year, assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals about where to receive short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.
“We are delighted that Country Meadows of Bethlehem Nursing Center has been recognized as one of the top performing nursing centers in the nation and 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.”
The Center’s services received the highest rating of “high performing.”
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 another 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, senior 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. This year, newly available data on weekend staffing and infection rates that led to hospitalizations provides even more information about how nursing homes rate when it comes to the safety of their residents.”
The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. 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 consistency of registered 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. 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 homes.
For more information, visit Best Nursing Homes.
Country Meadows of Bethlehem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy and memory support services. Care focuses on the whole person including his or her physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Community Life programs and Spiritual Life Services play an important role in the daily lives of our residents.