Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Chatsworth, the continuing care neighborhood at Devonshire at PGA National, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.
Chatsworth 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 are honored that U.S. News & World Report recognized Chatsworth for its short term rehabilitation services in its 2019/2020 ratings," said Jim Wingardner, Executive Director, Devonshire at PGA National. "The Chatsworth team, led by our Continuing Care Administrator Lisa Izquierdo, all work very hard to provide the highest quality of care. We are very proud of their accomplishment."
Chatsworth offers a full continuum of care, exclusively for seniors, from assisted living to memory care and more.
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.
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About Devonshire at PGA National: Devonshire at PGA National, is one of 20 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living® and is situated on a scenic 28-acre campus on the grounds of prestigious PGA National. The community is located in Palm Beach County and is home to more than 350 community members. Additional information about Devonshire can be found at DevonshirePGA.com.
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