Riderwood Continuing Care Neighborhood Named a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

November 13, 2019

Silver Spring, MD—The continuing care neighborhood of Riderwood, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Riderwood continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of "High Performing" for both its short-term rehabilitation services and Long Term Care.  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 Riderwood's Continuing Care Neighborhood has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report," said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood.  "Our team works very hard to provide the highest quality care and we are all very proud of their achievements."

Riderwood provides a full continuum of care for its residents, featuring independent living residences in a variety of stylish one and two bedroom floor plans and pricing options.  The continuing care neighborhood offers assisted living, inpatient rehabilitation, memory care, and nursing care to residents and members of the local community.

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.

For more information behind the U.S. News ratings, please refer to the FAQ.

About Riderwood: Riderwood, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.   The not-for-profit community of more than 2500 residents is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Riderwood is located in Montgomery County.  Additional information about Riderwood can be found at Riderwood.com   

About U.S. News & World Report: U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, and Civic,USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life.  More than 40 million people visitUSNews.com each month for research and guidance.  Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.