NEW BRITAIN – Jerome Home is among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
Jerome Home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving top rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
Jerome Home offers long-term skilled nursing and in-patient short-term rehabilitation, which provides the best transition between the hospital and home. Outpatient rehabilitation services are also offered on site at 975 Corbin Ave. Specialties include physical, occupational, speech, aquatic, lymphedema and other therapies. It has received high ratings in the past from U.S. News & World Report.
“Jerome Home is honored to receive this recognition, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. We focused our efforts on COVID prevention and containment all while maintaining the highest delivery of care and service to the residents/patients we serve,” said Lori Toombs, executive director. “This is a true testament to the staff of Jerome Home. Their diligence and commitment to doing the right thing, the safe thing, the kind thing, consistently helps us to achieve our recognitions.”
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.
“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”
The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
For more information behind the U.S. News ratings, visit health.usnews.org and search “FAQ: How We Rate Nursing Homes.”
Jerome Home, managed by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is located at 975 Corbin Ave. in New Britain. Jerome Home offers skilled nursing, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, residential care, memory care and assisted living. For more information about Jerome Home, visit www.jeromehome.org.
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