SpiriTrust Lutheran® is pleased to announce that The Village at Gettysburg and The Village at Shrewsbury received top rankings and were named on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Nursing Homes List.
This global authority in health care rankings evaluated 15,298 facilities* throughout the country and rated most of them in two different areas: short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. To be recognized, a facility must have been “High Performing” in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or both.
- 2,612 facilities (17%) were High Performing in Short-Term Rehabilitation
- 1,878 facilities (12%) were High Performing in Long-Term Care
- 1,089 facilities (7%) were High Performing in both categories
Within the state of Pennsylvania, with 687 nursing homes, only 81 received an overall rating of 5 out of 5. Both The Village at Gettysburg and The Village at Shrewsbury received a 5 out of 5 “High Performing” rating for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, earning them an esteemed placed on this year’s list. In looking at other providers in our area, these two SpiriTrust Lutheran communities stand alone as “High Performing” …
- No other communities within a 25-mile radius of Gettysburg received the prestigious 5/5 in both categories
- No other communities in Pennsylvania within a 25-mile radius of Shrewsbury received this ranking
About U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes List
The 12th edition of the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes combines comprehensive information about care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control violations listed on the resident safety summary.
This year’s methodology included 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 Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating provides families and prospective residents who need help with daily activities with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. This insight, alongside that of a physician and visits to a home can help families make the best choice for their loved ones. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics.