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Maplewood named a 2021-22 ‘Best Nursing Home’

U.S. News & World Report recognized the Webster nursing home as a U.S. skilled nursing facility

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The Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster. (Photo Courtesy of The Maplewood)

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Webster, NY - Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation in Webster is among the 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities named a 2021-22 “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report.

According to the news release distributed by The Maplewood, the Webster nursing home achieved this prestigious recognition due to its rating of “High Performing” for Long-Term Care.

Homes are only recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” if they satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures, according to the release.

“I am honored and proud that The Maplewood has been recognized as a 2021-22 Best Nursing Home,” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “I’d like to thank our amazing staff for their hard work and dedication to providing our residents with such high-quality care. This award confirms that The Maplewood lives up to the confidence placed in us by our residents’ families to provide the best care and quality of life for their loved ones.”

The Maplewood news release offers more background on U.S. News’s standards and its rating process:

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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.

This year's methodology includes an emphasis on homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, which could limit a home’s ability to achieve a ‘High-Performing’ rating. These standards include a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate, overuse of antipsychotic drugs and frequent visits to the emergency department, among other criteria. Homes that have below a 75% COVID-19 staff vaccination rate are not considered a leading facility. A significant percentage of Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care programs that would otherwise have qualified as 'High-Performing' were downgraded at the time of publication.

The ratings include data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. Out of 13,175 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,063 were designated as High-Performing.

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