Muirfield at Waverly Heights has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes for the fifth consecutive year. The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’s goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.
Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses long-term care facilities in three categories – Department of Health inspections, level of direct care staffing and quality of care – and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013.
Thomas Garvin, President and CEO of Waverly Heights, stated, “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and of our staff whose expertise and dedicated efforts to quality care make this possible.
Meg Guenveur, MA, NHA, Vice President of Healthcare Services for Waverly Heights, added, “It is a credit to our team of nurses, certified nursing assistants, therapists, physicians and other support staff who provide quality, comfort and care to our residents.” Ms. Guenveur encouraged people who are looking to place a loved one in a nursing facility to look at their CMS rating and, more importantly, to visit in person.
“It is important to make sure that a community meets the needs and interests of your loved one, that the staff will assist him or her in this important transition, and that you see for yourself the quality of the care.”
Waverly Heights is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Gladwyne, PA providing residential living, skilled nursing, and personal care services.
For information about admission to Waverly’s skilled nursing center, contact the Social Work and Admissions Coordinator at 610-645-8738. For general information about Waverly Heights, call the marketing staff at 610-645-8764, or visit www.waverlyheightsltd.org.