On Nov. 9, Nazareth Home’s Highlands Campus on 2000 Newburg Road in Louisville earned a U.S. News and World Report High Performing rating in the area of short-term rehabilitation. This distinction places the 118-bed facility among the elite 13% of nursing homes that received a “High Performing” status.
The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings are based upon data from Nursing Home Compare, a program operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Short-Term Rehabilitation rating began in 2018 and assesses the quality of care provided for patients hospitalized after a surgery, heart attack, stroke, injury or similar condition. The rating is based upon U.S. News’ assessment of 10 quality measures, which focus on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care.
This year, some new requirements came into play for homes to earn a High Performing rating, including a requirement that federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must list the home as having a COVID-19 staff-vaccination rate of at least 75%.
Of the more than 15,000 skilled-nursing facilities evaluated by U.S. News, barely 2,000 earned a single High Performing rating in this year’s results.
“We are honored to earn this national distinction for our short-term rehabilitation program,” said Nazareth Home President/CEO Mary Haynes. “This recognition illustrates the quality of services for patients on their path to successful rehabilitation.”
As a result of the rating, Nazareth Home is eligible to display the U.S. News Best Nursing Home“badge” on their website, social media, advertisements, mailing, signage and other promotional media.
Along with its healing environment, some of the short-term rehabilitation services provided by Nazareth Home include physical, occupational and speech therapy, private rehabilitation suites, state-of-the-art exercise technology and dedicated therapy gyms.