Houston, Texas—The continuing care neighborhood of Eagle's Trace, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living, has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Eagle's Trace continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of "High Performing" for its short-term rehabilitation services. Only 19 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities are recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News. The designation is awarded to those that satisfy the publication's assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
"We are honored that U.S. News & World Report recognized Eagle's Trace in its 2019-20 rankings. It's a strong reflection of the clinical expertise and compassionate care that our employees provide to residents on a daily basis," stated Steve Aigner, Executive Director of Eagle's Trace. "A holistic approach that includes personalized care plans and comfortable accommodations within our continuing care neighborhood reflects a level of service that is distinctive."
Eagle's Trace provides a full continuum of care for its residents, featuring 686 independent living residences in a variety of stylish one and two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. In addition to short-term rehabilitation, the continuing care neighborhood offers assisted living, memory care and long-term nursing care to residents and members of the local community.
The Eagle's Trace continuing care neighborhood also maintains the highest score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Now in its 10th 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.
"For the aging population in America, a nursing home should meet the specific level of care based on the needs of each patient or resident," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News.
"The U.S. News Best Nursing Home ratings hone in on measurements like emergency room visits, quality of staff and proper distribution of medical and physical therapy to help families make an informed decision," she said. "These ratings help individuals and their families begin their search for senior care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional and in-depth on-site visits."
U.S. News expanded the factors included in the short-term rehabilitation rating that assesses the performance of nursing homes in the care they provide to patients staying at the facility for fewer than 100 days. The quality measures included in this year's ratings include consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
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About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 72-acre campus in West Houston, Texas. The not-for-profit community of more than 935 residents and 500 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight. Additional information can be found at EaglesTraceCommunity.com.
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