For families searching for excellent skilled nursing care, positive ratings are valuable tools when reviewing options for care. So it is welcome news that United Hebrew of New Rochelle has been ranked by Newsweek among the nation’s best. Of the nearly 12,000 nursing homes evaluated, only 475 made the magazine’s list of “2023 Best Nursing Homes.” It’s the second year in a row United Hebrew has been included on the list, which provides important guidance to families and medical providers searching for a nursing home of the highest quality.
The number of Americans age 65 and older is growing. By 2030, this demographic will account for more than 20 percent of U.S. residents, and at least 70 percent of them will require long-term care, according to the federal Administration on Aging. “Therefore, selecting the right nursing home for beloved family members is a major decision,” notes Rita Mabli, president/CEO, United Hebrew.
“For over a century, United Hebrew has offered families help when they need it the most, providing care that really makes a difference in our residents’ lives. This recognition from Newsweek reinforces our reputation for excellence and we hope it helps families make those important care decisions.”
The rating aims to provide families with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rankings, produced by Newsweek in partnership with Statista, are based on performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid; peer recommendations from medical experts, and the facility’s handline of COVID-19. A total of 475 top facilities in 25 states were ranked, including 42 of the over 600 nursing homes in New York State.
Rita Mabli attributes the recognition to the facility’s dedicated staff. “We’re extremely proud of our hard-working team members, who elevate the standard of care in Westchester and beyond. This recognition results from the dedication and compassion they provide to our residents each day. They’re living our mission, which is to care for residents like family.”
The rankings are based on four data sources: performance data, peer recommendations, handling of COVID-19 and accreditations. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities, according to the centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022 were included in the study.
The nursing home is part of United Hebrew’s campus of care, which includes skilled nursing, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, independent senior housing, and home care. United Hebrew has received accolades locally, regionally and nationally for its patient-centered care, including a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership award, and the Women’s Choice Award.