New Canaan, Conn. – October 29, 2020 – Waveny LifeCare Network has once again been recognized nationally as not only one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, but also the coveted Best Short-Term Care Nursing Facilities nationally, which includes their short-term inpatient rehabilitation programs.
The organization earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. 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 keyservices and consistent performance in quality measures.
“This honor,in combination with CMS’s highest 5-Star rating, is recognition of our professional team’s talent, credentials, and teamwork,” said Russ Barksdale, Waveny’s President and CEO. “As the care needs of patients increase in complexity, clinical expertise and experience are more important than ever. Our staff is dedicated and truly committed to meeting those changing needs each and every day with the highest quality care available.”
“Waveny’s designation among the best of the best speaks to a great deal of hard work and achievement,” said Lynn Iverson, Waveny’s Vice President of Clinical Operations. “It reflects our deep commitment to our quality initiatives and to the compassion for those in our care.”
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S.News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.
Waveny LifeCare Network is a nonprofit 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, memory/dementia assisted living and respite care at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare. For more information, call 203.594.5200 or visit www.waveny.org.