U.S. News & World Report Names The Selfhelp Home a 2021-22 Best Nursing Home
Today The Selfhelp Home announced it ranks among the top 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. This year marks the 10th year that The Selfhelp Home has earned this prestigious award.
The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both its Short-Term Rehabilitation unit and Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
“This continued award year after year is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our entire team, especially during the past two years while facing the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Despite all the challenges, our team continued to deliver the highest quality of care to our residents and short-term patients” said Executive Director, Sheila Bogen.
This year’s award methodology includes an emphasis on homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, which could limit a home’s ability to achieve a ‘High-Performing’ rating. These standards include a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate, overuse of antipsychotic drugs and frequent visits to the emergency department, among other criteria. Homes that have below a 75% COVID-19 staff vaccination rate are not considered a leading facility. A significant percentage of Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care programs that would otherwise have qualified as ‘High-Performing’ were downgraded at the time of publication.
The ratings include data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. Out of 13,175 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,063 were designated as High-Performing. The Short-Term Care Rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls. For 2021-22, 13,500 facilities received a Short-Term Rating, while only 1,651 homes earned a High-Performing Rating.
Ratings and profiles of each home can be found at: https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes
About The Selfhelp Home
The Selfhelp Home, founded in 1938, originally established a refuge for older survivors of the Holocaust. Today, Selfhelp honors its legacy of empathy and state of the art care as an urban, independent not for profit home offering the continuum of services including short-term rehabilitation, residential living, assisted living, outpatient therapy and skilled nursing.
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