Memorial Manor Named Among Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:59 pm EDT

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Pembroke Pines, Fla.
"All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality."

Memorial Manor has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars, as reported in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual listing of Best Nursing Homes.

The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News identified 3,036 facilities that earned an overall five-star rating, based on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data.

“This award recognizes the commitment of the Memorial Manor staff to provide high-quality care that is safe and compassionate and graces the lives of our residents with dignity,” says William A. Edelstein, administrator, Memorial Manor.

The CMS, a federal agency, assesses homes in three categories for its rating system — health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care — and gives each an overall rating.

U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013.

“Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality.”

Memorial Manor is a 120-bed facility providing high-quality nursing home care and services. Long-term convalescent care and short-term rehabilitative services are available, with individualized attention and treatment to help meet each resident’s needs.

Since opening in July 1989, Memorial Manor has consistently been recognized for excellence in service, staff commitment and superior patient care, and for many years has ranked among the top 1 percent in nursing homes nationwide in patient satisfaction (Press Ganey).

Other accolades include the Gold Seal Award from the Florida Governor’s Panel on Excellence in Long-Term Care, 2010 – 2012, 2008 – 2010, and five-star ratings from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Nursing Home Guide.

The Best Nursing Homes report is available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.