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

March 9, 2015

Silver Spring, MD--The extended care neighborhood of Riderwood 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. 

Lori Hamilton, LNHA is the Director of the Extended Care Neighborhood at Riderwood, managed and developed by Erickson Living.  "Earning a 5-star rating is a tribute to the professionalism and compassion of our employees," stated Ms. Hamilton.  "We take great pride in fulfilling our mission to serve the unique needs of our residents and their families each and every day." 

The extended care neighborhood offers skilled nursing, assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and memory-care services and has received a 5-star rating in the overall category for seven consecutive years.   

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 Riderwood:  Riderwood is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents.  Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.