Wake Robin’s Linden Health Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes.
“First and foremost, our focus at Wake Robin is to measure the satisfaction of our residents and their families,” said Linda Phypers, Director of Health Services at Wake Robin who manages the Linden Health Center. “Ratings, like the prestigious one from U.S. News & Report, are a tangible way for Wake Robin to recognize the excellent efforts of our staff and inspire us to continue our work toward meeting or exceeding the expectations of the people in our care.”
Wake Robin is one of two Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) in Vermont. Its nursing home is one of eight in Vermont to receive U.S. News’s five-star rating. A CCRC is a community where the full spectrum of life care–independent living, residential care, and skilled nursing–is available.
The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’s goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care. Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories—health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care—and gives each an overall rating.
“Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “All seniors deserve the best nursing care available and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality.”