NEWS RELEASE: Ivinson Memorial Hospital
Washington, D.C.,February 26, 2013—The Extended Care Facility at Ivinson Memorial Hospital has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annualBest Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News's goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.
Best Nursing Homesdraws on 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
Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and astep-by-step video to guide users inchoosing the right nursing home. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and aren't expected to appear in print.
"Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality."
The Extended Care Facility at Ivinson Memorial Hospital is a comprehensive medical facility dedicated to assisting individuals who are discharged from an inpatient unit, but need extra rehabilitation before returning to home. With skilled nursing, physical and occupational rehabilitation services, and weekly care planning conferences with the patient and family, we ensure each patient receives the optimal level of care.
We get patients involved in socially interactive situations and mentally stimulating activities. We also encourage all patients to eat meals together in the family room. For many patients, a temporary extension of care is all they need to return to their normal, daily lives.