Baltimore, Maryland (March 5, 2015) — A total of 11 Continuing Care facilities managed by Erickson Living have received the highest overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's seventh annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
The facilities are located at Ann's Choice (PA), Brooksby Village (MA), Charlestown (MD), Cedar Crest (MD), Chatsworth at PGA National (FL), Fox Run (MI), Greenspring (VA), Highland Springs (TX), Linden Ponds (MA), Oak Crest (MA), and Riderwood (MD).
Residents at Continuing Care facilities managed by Erickson Living receive a person-centered approach, which integrates health and wellness by blending mission, vision, and values.
"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful endorsement of our staffs daily commitment to a dynamic way of seeing, caring for and serving residents," said John Mann, Vice President of Continuing Care for Erickson Living.
"Our person-centered care approach is about putting the resident first, looking at each person from a holistic perspective, and recognizing them as an individual," he said. "There is no labeling or stereotyping."
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.
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 Erickson Living: Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at: www.ericksonliving.com.