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Highland Spring’s Extended Care Neighborhood Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

March 7, 2015

Dallas,TX--The extended care neighborhood of Highland Springs has received the highest overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's seventh annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at Created by the publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, the Best Nursing Homes 2015 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide.  The goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of quality care. To create Best Nursing Homes 2015, U.S. News drew on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.  U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Homes" designation to facilities that recently earned the agency's highest overall rating of five stars.  Matt Neville is the Executive Director at Highland Springs, developed and managed by Erickson Living.  "Our 5 Star rating demonstrates our commitment to excellent clinical outcomes and resident satisfaction," stated Mr. Neville.  "Our entire team strives each day to deliver great care and service to residents and their families." The extended care neighborhood offers skilled nursing, assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and memory-care services. Best Nursing Homes 2015 provides data and information on care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every nursing home facility in the U.S.  The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and aren't scheduled to appear in print. "Managing the cost and care of an elderly loved one is a challenge millions of Americans face each year," says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News.  "We hope our Best Nursing Homes ratings, advice, and tools help them make this important decision."  About Highland Springs:  Highland Springs is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 700 residents.  Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.  ###