Rae-Ann facilities named to U.S. News list

Three skilled nursing facilities in the family-owned Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities group have been named to the prestigious “America’s Best Nursing Homes” list for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.

Two of the facilities are located in Westlake – Rae-Ann Suburban and Rae-Ann Westlake – and the third is in Geneva, Ohio. This is the fifth year in a row that Rae-Ann Suburban has earned this distinction and the second year in a row Rae-Ann Westlake has been named to the U.S. News list.

U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes, reported on its website at health.usnews.com/senior-housing, is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes (defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services). Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.

All three Rae-Ann facilities earned five-star overall scores in the latest CMS evaluation. Only 10 percent of the nursing homes in Ohio earned the five-star designation.

“We are extremely proud that three of our facilities have received this important recognition from U.S. News,” stated John Griffiths and Sue Griffiths, owners. “Being named ‘America’s Best’ is a tribute to the exceptional quality of care our dedicated staff delivers to our residents every day.”

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 9:10 AM, 03.18.2014