U.S. News & World Report Names Signature Pointe Among Best in Texas
Signature Pointe has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for Short-term Rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in their 13th year, assist prospective residents and their families in making informed decisions in consultation with their medical professionals about where to receive short-term or long-term nursing home care. Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year.
As a high performing senior living community for short-term rehabilitation, Signature Pointe rates higher in all categories measured. These ratings evaluate a senior living community’s quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after stroke, heart attack, infection, or accidental injury.
Signature Pointe offers personalized, high-quality senior physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The interdisciplinary team—which also includes advisory physicians, skilled nurses, physiatrists—develops a customized senior rehabilitation plan tailored to help meet each resident’s recovery goals.
“Signature Pointe is honored to be recognized among the top 16 percent of senior living communities in the United States who earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation for short-term rehabilitation,” says Blair Freshwater, executive director at Signature Pointe. “This award would not be possible without the commitment and expertise of the team who is steadfast at supporting the residents recover and meet their rehab goals.”
For 2022-2023, U. S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on care, safety, infection rates, staffing and health inspections. For the first time, the Best Nursing Homes ratings feature a new measure on weekend staffing and another new measure on infection rates that led to hospitalizations.
“Choosing the right nursing home based on care needs and comfort is a critical decision for prospective residents and their families,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight nursing homes that excel in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care needs.”
The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both short- and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. The short-term rehabilitation rating also includes measures of a home’s success in preventing falls, preventing serious infections, and making sure residents are able to return homes.
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