Rome Health recognized as ‘Best Nursing Home’

Rome Health has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Nursing Home for the third year in a row. It is one of only 13% of skilled nursing facilities in the nation to earn the designation for 2021-2022.

Rome Health’s Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) earned best nursing home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for short-term rehabilitation. The RHCF is also rated 5-stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and has been ranked in the top 20% of skilled nursing facilities for seven consecutive years by the New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative.

Rome Health provides short-term rehabilitation for individuals recovering from surgery, an illness or an accident to improve their function and strength so they can return home. Individualized treatment plans may include a combination of physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapy, along with skilled nursing care. Rome Health also provides respite care and long-term care on its third floor 80-bed skilled nursing facility.

“We are honored that U.S. News & World Report recognized Rome again in its 2021-22 rankings. Our person-centered philosophy creates an environment where our team is empowered to provide the highest quality of care.” said RHCF Administrator Anthony Joseph. “This recognition is a testament to the clinical excellence and compassionate care that our dedicated employees provide on a daily basis. We provide the best care out there. Here.”

U.S. News awards the Best Nursing Homes designation only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

As nursing homes and facilities across the country continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. News remains at the forefront of providing data-driven information and guidance to help residents, families and caregivers understand their long- and short-term care options.

Now in its 12th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about quality of care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control violations listed on the resident safety summary. Individuals can easily conduct customized research for a highly rated nursing home by location, size and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

The short-term care rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls. For 2021-22, 13,500 facilities received a short-term tating, while only 1,651 homes earned a high-performing rating.