U.S. News Names JCH&L Gardenside One of Best Nursing Homes

US News has named JCH&L Gardenside as one of the best nursing homes in the United States for 2018-2019. Gardenside was one of 1,844 nursing homes in the United States receiving a rating of “High Performing” by U.S. News, of 15,317 nursing home rated.

U.S. News began publishing ratings of nursing homes in 2009. Gardenside was recognized that year for receiving a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Gardenside has received 5 Star ratings since the ratings system began. Until the 2016-2017 release, the tool reflected a snapshot of the star ratings posted on Nursing Home Compare. In the 2016-2017 ratings, U.S. News modified their approach by evaluating nursing homes over a one year time period, rather than a one month snapshot.  For 2018-2019, the U.S. News ratings are based on staffing, inspections and quality, not the overall rating. U.S. News ratings given were High Performing, Better than Average, Average, Worse than Average or Poor.

“JCH&L Gardenside staff members work very hard to ensure the best quality of care for our residents,” said Deb Sutton RN, BS, NHA, administrator. “We are pleased to see our care reflected in ratings through U.S. News Best Nursing Home Report and Nursing Home Compare and the star ratings.”

JCH&L Gardenside has been providing long-term care to area residents since 1963. Currently, JCH&L Gardenside is licensed for 40 beds and has one Hospice room. In the past few years, JCH&L Gardenside has been nationally recognized for its work on natural awakening, improving the sleep of residents. JCH&L Gardenside has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

“What sets us apart and makes our facility special is our wonderful staff,” Sutton said. “Their hard work, dedication and care for our residents truly makes us a ‘best nursing home.’ “

The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings and nursing home finder can be accessed at http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Nursing Home Compare statistics can be accessed by going to www.Medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare and searching by zip code and/or name.