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St. Anthony Nursing Home Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 2012

Tuesday, 07 February 2012

 The U.S. News Ranking of Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

“More than 3 million Americans will spend part of 2012 in a nursing home, and trying to decide under pressure which one is best isn’t easy,” says Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.”

U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes (defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services). Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. U.S. News updates each nursing home’s ratings data quarterly.

Of more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled on the U.S. News website, St. Anthony Nursing Home was among the fewer than 1 in 8 that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011.

Sherry Greteman, St. Anthony Nursing Home Director, stated, “This five-star ranking symbolizes our entire staff’s commitment and dedication to providing the best possible resident-centered care.”

“It is our goal to assure our public that we have quality staff, services, and facilities,” stated Ed Smith, St. Anthony Interim CEO. “This rating also demonstrates to our residents and their families that we truly care about providing a safe, compassionate, home-like environment for our residents.”

Using the search tools available at http://health.usnews.com/senior-housing, consumers can identify homes in their state, city or ZIP code, tailor their search to see only non-profit homes or those that accept Medicaid insurance, or in other ways find the best fit.

St. Anthony Nursing Home is a 79-bed non-profit intermediate care facility offering short- and long-term rehabilitative nursing care for residents, as well as dedicated Alzheimer’s care. Residents benefit from supervised living with care designed to meet individual needs, ranging from minimal assistance to total care such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and medication administration. Residents enjoy a modern, safe, homelike environment with continuous care services provided by a 24-hour professional staff. Also, because St. Anthony Nursing Home is attached to St. Anthony Regional Hospital, a full array of medical and specialty services is easily accessible from providers on the St. Anthony campus. St. Anthony Nursing Home is licensed by the State of Iowa for intermediate care and participation in Medicaid.

 



Last updated ( Wednesday, 08 February 2012 )


St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401