NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- On Nov.16, U.S. News & World Report released its official list of the nation’s best nursing homes of the year and Waveny Care Center of New Canaan was once again acknowledged among the best of the best.
A leading expert in the evaluation of healthcare providers, U.S. News bases its nursing home ratings on data from Nursing Home Compare, a star-rating system developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for assessing nursing home quality.
Waveny is one of only 14 Medicare and Medicaid accredited nursing homes in Fairfield County to boast an overall five-star CMS rating. They are also one of only two nursing homes in Fairfield County with a perfect five-star rating across all CMS categories of quality measures, including health inspections and staffing.
“This designation is not only a great honor but also a reflection of the exceptional care our team provides each and every day to our residents and patients,” said Claudia Katz, director of nursing at Waveny Care Center. “More than anything, this ranking is validation of our team’s talent, teamwork, dedication and commitment to providing compassionate quality care in everything we do.”
To qualify as a best nursing home by U.S. News & World Report this year, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during the 12 months of federal reports ending in Oct. 2016. In addition, Waveny had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News, including earning at least four stars in the CMS overall rating for all 12 months.
“To maintain a perfect five-star ranking while steadily advancing the level of care we provide at Waveny to meet the needs of today’s higher acuity rehab in-patient is no easy feat,” said Bill Piper, CEO of Waveny LifeCare Network. “This superlative status from U.S. News and World Report speaks to a lot of hard work, success and achievement.”
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