Best Nursing Home According To U.S. News & World Report
Along with Northridge Village, 2,300 other senior living communities were named by U.S. News & World Report as the top care providers in the country for 2018-19. The “Nursing Home Finder,” released by U.S. News & World Report, evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country to come up with the list of homes designated as the best. In Iowa, 68 care centers made the list
U.S. News says nursing home performance was evaluated over time, averaging monthly data over a year and much emphasis was placed on strong performance in medical quality measures. To receive a high U.S. News rating, homes had to provide significantly more than the required minimum of rehabilitation therapy. All rated homes accept residents covered by Medicaid, Medicare or both. (You can read more about how U.S. News rates nursing homes here.)
Best Short-Stay Rehabilitation Community According To U.S. News & World Report
In 2018, U.S. News released a new rating: Short-Stay Rehabilitation. Only 2,042 senior care communities earned this award — over 13,000 communities were evaluated. This rating aims to give a better understanding of the care quality offered by a rehabilitation community. According to U.S. News, “The new Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating designates nursing homes as high-performing, average, or below average in the care they provide to patients staying at the facility for less than 100 days.” CMS data was used to determine which communities earned the award.
5-Star CMS Community
As a Medicare-certified care center, Northridge Village undergoes a rigorous onsite inspection survey by CMS staff each year. A CMS Five-Star quality rating ranks Northridge Village in the top 10 percent of retirement communities in the state.
CMS created the Five-Star quality rating system to help individuals, families and caregivers compare retirement communities and rehabilitation centers more easily. The Five-Star rating system is based on information from annual state health inspections, staffing ratios, and a range of different quality measures such as cleanliness, staff responsiveness, rehospitalization, infections, and pain management. Scores in each of these three individual areas are then used to determine the overall star rating.
SeniorAdvisor.com's Best of 2019 Assisted Living
SeniorAdvisor.com is in their fifth year of hosting the Best of Senior Living Awards. SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2019 Award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation honors the top one percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.
The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards tabulates over 150,000 family created reviews to find the highest quality care providers for this honor. Of the nearly 45,000 communities currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, just over 1,600 were recognized with this prestigious award.
Pinnacle Quality Insight
Pinnacle Quality Insight conducts over 150,000 surveys per year and has over 2,100 clients in every state in the country. In order to qualify for a Pinnacle Customer Experience Award, a facility must score in the top 15% of the nation across a 12-month average.