Cedar Crest’s Continuing Care Neighborhood Named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

The continuing care neighborhood of Cedar Crest, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living, has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Cedar Crest continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of "High Performing" for its short-term rehabilitation services. Only 19 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities are recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News.  The designation is awarded to those that satisfy the publication's assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. 

“We’re proud of this prestigious recognition from U.S. News & World Report,” said Executive Director Todd DeLaney. ““Our continuing care neighborhood provides residents with  personalized care plans, dedicated caregivers, comfortable accommodations, and a level of individualized service and care that is truly distinctive in the marketplace.” 

Cedar Crest provides a full continuum of care for its residents, featuring more than 1,400 independent living residences in a variety of stylish one and two bedroom floor plans and pricing options.  In addition to short-term rehabilitation, the continuing care neighborhood offers assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

Now in its 10th 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.

"For the aging population in America, a nursing home should meet the specific level of care based on the needs of each patient or resident," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News.

"The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings hone in on measurements like emergency room visits, quality of staff and proper distribution of medical and physical therapy to help families make an informed decision," she said.  "These ratings help individuals and their families begin their search for senior care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional and in-depth on-site visits."

U.S. News expanded the factors included in the short-term rehabilitation rating that assesses the performance of nursing homes in the care they provide to patients staying at the facility for fewer than 100 days.  The quality measures included in this year's ratings include consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

For more information behind the U.S. News ratings, please refer to the FAQ.

Cedar Crest is a not-for-profit organization, developed and managed by Erickson Living®. The community is governed by its own board of directors affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. 

Cedar Crest is a not-for-profit organization, developed and managed by Erickson Living®. The community is governed by its own board of directors affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. 

About Cedar Crest, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 130-acre campus in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. The not-for-profit community of more than 1,800 residents and 1,000 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information about Cedar Crest can be found at CedarCrestCommunity.com.