Baltimore, MD--The extended care neighborhood of Oak Crest has 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.
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.
The extended care neighborhood of Oak Crest offers skilled nursing, assisted living, respite care, and post-acute rehabilitation 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 Oak Crest: Oak Crest is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents. Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.