SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY ― Saratoga Care Nursing Home has earned a place among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2011 by receiving a ranking of five stars overall.
The rankings, which highlight facilities across the nation that provide high-quality care, are a helpful tool for millions of elderly Americans and their families in search of a nursing home. Rankings are available at www.usnews.com/nursinghomes.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes profiles more than 15,000 facilities and ranks them by state, using data and quality ratings from the federal government. Facilities that ranked highest in Best Nursing Homes 2011 earned overall five-star ratings. Only about one home in seven—including Saratoga Care Nursing Home―met this standard.
“The U.S. News ranking is a welcome affirmation of the skill, compassion, and dedication of our nursing home team,” said Angelo Calbone, President and CEO of Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Care Nursing Home “They go out of their way, every day, to meet our residents’ needs and help them and their families through what can be very difficult times.”
“We are thrilled,” he added, “that our team is receiving this much-deserved recognition.”
The rankings rely on information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces quality standards for all homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. Homes receive an overall rating of one to five stars from the government based on the number of stars earned in three other categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.
“Choosing a nursing home for your parent or loved one is incredibly difficult,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor at U.S. News & World Report. “Homes at the top of our rankings have repeatedly shown high quality and deserve consideration.”