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Waveny Care Center Named Among the Best of the Best by U.S. News & World Report

Waveny Care Center Named Among the Best of the Best by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on November 18, 2016

On November 16, U.S. News & World Report released its official list of the nation’s Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17, and Waveny Care Center of New Canaan was once again named among the best of the best.

A leading expert in the evaluation of healthcare providers, U.S. News bases its nursing home ratings on data from Nursing Home Compare, a star-rating system developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that serves as the industry standard for assessing nursing home quality. 

Waveny is one of only 14 Medicare and Medicaid accredited nursing homes in Fairfield County to boast an overall 5-star CMS rating, and is one of only two nursing homes in Fairfield County with a perfect 5-star rating across all of CMS’s categories of quality measures: Health inspections, staffing, quality measures.

“This designation is not only a great honor, but also a reflection of the exceptional care our team provides each and every day to our residents and patients,” said Claudia Katz, RN, Director of Nursing at the Care Center. “More than anything, this ranking is great validation of our team’s talent, teamwork, dedication and commitment to providing compassionate quality care in everything we do.”

To qualify as a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report this year, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during the 12 months of federal reports ending in October 2016 and had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News during the period, including earning at least 4 stars in CMS’s overall rating for all 12 months.

“To maintain a perfect 5-star ranking while steadily advancing the level of care we provide at Waveny to meet the needs of today’s higher acuity rehab in-patient is no easy feat,” said Bill Piper, CEO of Waveny LifeCare Network. “This superlative status from U.S. News and World Report speaks to a lot of hard work, success and achievement.” 

Waveny Care Center is part of Waveny LifeCare Network, a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.