Northridge Village Honored With Two U.S. News & World Report Awards

AMES, Iowa — Northridge Village was recently recognized for being on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019 Best Nursing Home and Best Short-Stay Rehabilitation list. Only 5% of the 15,000 evaluated communities earned both awards.

According to U.S. News, 2,975 senior care communities earned the U.S. News Best Nursing home award. U.S. News states, “the designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to those homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.” Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was used to determine which communities earned the award.

Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News says, “Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs can be overwhelming. The Best Nursing Home ratings are designed to help potential residents and their families navigate this important decision.”

This year, 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.

Gregg Hanson, Northridge Village’s executive director, says, “I would like to thank our team for all of their hard work in upholding our high standards of care for our residents; I am extremely proud of every employee. In 2019 and beyond, we’ll continue to give our residents the best service and care possible.”

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