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Ashby Ponds Continuing Care Neighborhood Named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

November 15, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia--The continuing care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, was named a 2018 "Best Nursing Home" by U.S. News & World Report for its skilled nursing services. 

"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report confirms the culture of caring that I see every day at Ashby Ponds," stated Craig Karczmer Executive Director.  "Serving the residents and their families is our number one priority, and we do it in a mission-centered environment that fosters inclusion and celebrates life.  I am proud of our team."  

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas.  Of those, 2,975 earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

Ashby Ponds is one of seven Erickson Living-managed communities nationwide selected by U.S. News & World Report for this honor.  The others are Ann's Choice (Pennsylvania), Brooksby Village (Massachusetts), Linden Ponds (Massachusetts), Riderwood (Maryland), Tallgrass Creek (Kansas), and  Wind Crest (Colorado).  For the full list, visit

"Our team of health care professionals and support staff are committed to a person-centered, collaborative approach to care," stated Michael Wehrle, Continuing Care Administrator at Ashby Ponds.  "We take great pride in getting to know our residents as individuals so we can best serve their physical, mental and spiritual goals."

Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. News nursing home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.  This year, due to CMS' recent move from a self-reported to a payroll-based nurse staffing reporting and a freeze in health inspection data since November 2017, U.S. News modified the way it uses CMS data for evaluating a nursing home's overall performance.

In addition to skilled nursing care, the continuing care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds offers assisted living, memory care and post-acute rehabilitation services to residents.  Ashby Ponds also features 1,058 independent living apartment homes in a variety of stylish one- and two-bedroom floor plans.

About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The community is located in Loudoun County and is home to 1,300 residents. Additional information about Ashby Ponds can be found at