The Lantern Hill 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.
"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful endorsement of our staff's daily dedication to providing exceptional quality care for residents," said Executive Director Craig Karczmer. "Our personalized care plans, holistic perspective, dedicated caregivers and comfortable accommodations in our continuing care neighborhood reflect a level of individualized service and care that is truly distinctive."
Lantern Hill's continuing care neighborhood also received the highest score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Lantern Hill provides a full continuum of care for its residents, featuring more than 440 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 nursing care.
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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Lantern Hill 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.
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