U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES WAVERLY HEIGHTS SKILLED NURSING CENTER
A 2020-21 BEST NURSING HOME
GLADWYNE, PA – Muirfield, the skilled nursing center at Waverly Heights, 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.
Muirfield earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a 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.
Thomas Garvin, President and CEO of Waverly Heights, stated: “We are incredibly proud of our employees for their compassion and dedication in caring for the residents of our skilled nursing center. Their commitment to the lives of the individuals they serve parallels the commitment of our entire organization to provide exceptional service and care.” One resident wrote after a recent stay, “You have a gifted team and I and anyone else staying in Muirfield are the beneficiaries. Muirfield is a blessing for me and my family as is living in this beautiful community.”
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 nursing center 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.
Waverly Heights is a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community providing independent living, personal care, memory care and skilled nursing services and facilities. For further information about Waverly Heights, call 610-645-8764 or visit their website at www.waverlyheightsltd.org. U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.