NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Four Riverside skilled nursing and assisted living communities were showcased in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home ratings, the health system announced this week.
The Orchard, Sanders Retirement Village, Riverside Healthy Living Community – Smithfield and Riverside Convalescent Center – West Point each received “High Performing” marks in one or both of the rating categories – Overall and Short-Stay Rehabilitation.
The ratings were published as part of U.S. News’ Nursing Home Finder, a decision-support tool created to help consumers looking for a nursing facility for themselves or a family member in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term nursing care.
The Nursing Home Finder, which rates more than 15,000 nursing homes, reflects analysis of data collected and published by the U.S. federal government using a methodology defined by U.S. News & World Report.
This year, U.S. News & World Report introduced a new Short-Stay Rehabilitation Rating, which evaluated nursing homes on the quality of care they provide to patients requiring rehabilitation care during short-term post-acute stays. All four Riverside locations were rated “High Performing” in this category.
The report methodology also provided an Overall Rating, which reflects a nursing home’s care of all residents, both short- and long-stay. Sanders Retirement Village and Riverside Healthy Living Community – Smithfield both earned “High Performing” Overall Ratings, while The Orchard and Riverside Convalescent Center – West Point received “Better than Average.”
“Today, there are so many places to choose from when it comes to skilled nursing and assisted living services, so making a decision can feel overwhelming for an older adult looking for care, or their loved ones who are helping them,” said Ed Heckler, Vice President of Riverside’s Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services division. “Riverside is proud of its communities that were so highly rated in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Nursing Home Finder, a very credible tool that can prove invaluable to helping families make the best possible care choices. These ratings underscore the care that our Riverside team members deliver daily to our residents, fulfilling on the Riverside promise to care for others as we would care for those we love.”
Riverside’s performance in the “Best Nursing Home” ratings is just the latest accolade the health system has received for developing a full continuum of care that serves more than 7,000 older adults each day.
Several Riverside skilled nursing care facilities earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Last October, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health with the 2018 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award. In addition, the center led the proposal in Riverside’s recent award of a nearly $1 million federal grant to enhance dementia care and wellness across the region.
To learn more about Riverside’s continuum of care for older adults, visit riversideonline.com.