When the prominent U.S. News & World Report, a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives, released its 2017-2018 Nursing Home Finder, West Warwick, Rhode Island-based West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center earned the prestigious designation of being called a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.
West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has an overall rating of Top Performing. It is a facility with 120 beds and has for-profit, corporate ownership. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid.
The U.S. News Nursing Home Finder offers comprehensive information about a facility’s patient care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every licensed nursing home in the country. With this tool, individuals can easily conduct a customized search for a highly rated nursing home by location, distance, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and size.
One of the Nation’s Top Nursing Homes
To create these free and easy-to-use web resource, U.S. News & World Report, a web-based media company, evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes throughout the country, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, nearly 2,300 nursing homes (about 15 percent of the nation’s nursing facilities) including West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.
Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. News nursing home ratings have relied on data gleaned from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards and regulations for the nursing homes. This year, in order to provide an evaluation standard for consumers consistent with its other health ratings, U.S. News has created a 5-level rating scale for nursing homes, ranging from “Top Performing” to “Poor.”
“Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs is a difficult decision that several million families across America face each year,” says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, in a statement released with the nursing home rankings. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings, advice and tools were designed to help navigate this important life decision and make the process a little easier,” says Kelly.
Selecting the Right Nursing Home
Alongside the Nursing Home Finder, the website’s editorial content provides helpful tips and guidance including articles on Senior Housing Options, Signs You Need to Seek Long-Term Care for Your Aging Parent, Care Options When on a Limited Budget and Why Ongoing Vigilance is a Must When a Parent Lives in Memory Care.
“Selecting the right nursing home that offers exceptional care for a loved one can be particularly challenging,” says Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis, with the release of the 2017-2018 Nursing Home Finder. “For the Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News analyzed objective data to arm consumers with the information and confidence they need to help them choose a home capable of providing the quality care seniors deserve,” says Harder.
Visit West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to see why the facility has been designed as one of the top nursing home by U.S. News and World Report. For details about programs and services, call (401) 828-9000. Or write: 239 Legris Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893.