Benedictine Living Community–Ada Recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” Report for Second Year
ADA, MN – Benedictine Living Community-Ada, for the second year in a row, has received the top “High-Performing” recognition in the long-term care category, as noted in the recently released 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” report. The rating places BLC-Ada among the elite 13% of skilled nursing communities across the country that earned high-performing status.
The ratings are based on U.S. News and World Report’s own in-depth analysis of data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and focused on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. More than 15,000 nursing homes across the country were evaluated and rated for quality in two different areas: short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
The long-term care rating evaluates care provided to residents who spent more than 100 days at a nursing home and included the above quality measures plus appropriate use of some medications.
In addition to these measures, this year’s rating methodology included an emphasis on nursing homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, which included a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate (greater than 75 percent), and visits to the emergency department, among other criteria.
Cassie Visser, Benedictine Foundation Director, says they are always exploring for ways to improve resident quality of life, and they couldn’t do that without the support of the community.
An experienced, trusted provider of senior care services for more than 20 years, top-rated Benedictine Living Community-Ada offers assisted living, short-term care and rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, inpatient rehabilitation therapy, dementia care, end-of-life care and other services. For information, visit www.blcada.org.
BLC-Ada is part of Benedictine, a nationally recognized, non-profit senior care organization based in Minnesota that provides a full spectrum of health and housing services to older adults throughout the Midwest. Benedictine is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth.