WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 1, 2013 — Westwing Place in DeWitt, Iowa, and Illini Restorative Care, Silvis, Ill., have each received the highest possible overall rating and have been awarded "Best Nursing Home" designation in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual Best Nursing Homes survey.
The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. The U.S. News goal is to help users find a home with a track record of exceptional care.
Best Nursing Homes uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories -- health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care -- and gives each an overall rating.
U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013. Fewer than one of every five nursing homes in the country received five stars for overall rating.
Westwing Place, located adjacent to Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt, received five stars for quality measures and four stars for health inspections and nurse staffing. Illini Restorative Care, adjacent to Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, received five stars for health inspections and nurse staffing and three stars for quality measures.
Genesis Senior Living, Aledo, Ill., received four stars in overall quality. The facility received four stars for health inspections, four stars for quality ratings and three stars for nurse staffing. The Aledo facility, adjacent to Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, is the latest addition to Genesis nursing homes.
"We take our commitment to providing the best possible senior living and rehabilitation experiences very seriously,'' said Glen Roebuck, Executive Director of Senior Services and Strategy for Genesis Health System. "Any time your standard of care is recognized by others, it is a positive message for our staff that are we on the best course for our patients.
"Families are becoming more astute consumers of senior living and rehabilitation options for their loved one. Ratings like this give those consumers a good place to start in their search for the best choices."
Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a guide to users who are choosing the right nursing homes. The ratings and features are at HYPERLINK "http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes" http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.