Several of Elderwood’s skilled nursing facilities have been recognized for excellence by national publications in their annual lists of Best Nursing Homes. Six Elderwood communities were named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Homes” list for excellence in Long Term Care and Short-term Rehabilitation.

The six facilities recognized by U.S. News include:

  • Elderwood at Amherst recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Elderwood at Grand Island recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care
  • Elderwood at Lancaster recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care
  • Elderwood at Hamburg recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care
  • Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care
  • Elderwood of Wheatfield recognized for Short-Term Rehabilitation

Best Nursing Homes ratings are based on U.S. News’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data, including information that is not factored into CMS’s star ratings. Unlike the star ratings, the U.S. News ratings recognize that patients undergoing relatively short-term rehabilitation have very different needs from those who require longer-term care.

This year’s ratings include some new requirements for a home to earn a High-Performing rating – most notably that federal CMS data published by October 14 must list the home as having a COVID-19 staff-vaccination rate of at least 75%. As a result, of more than 15,000 U.S. skilled-nursing facilities evaluated by U.S. News, only 13% have earned even a single Best Nursing Homes badge.

Another national news outlet also recognized Elderwood communities for outstanding performance. Elderwood at Cheektowaga and Elderwood at Williamsville have been named “Best Nursing Homes” by Newsweek. Newsweek partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to create their annual ranking of America’s Best Nursing Homes.

Best Nursing Homes Rankings

This year’s ranking identifies the nation’s top nursing homes based on three critical criteria: overall performance data, peer recommendations and each facility’s handling of COVID-19, relative to in-state competition. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest population size, according to the United States Census Bureau were included in the study.

This year, Newsweek’s ranking lists the 450 top facilities across 25 states. In New York, Elderwood at Williamsville ranked 25th and Elderwood at Cheektowaga ranked 45th out of the 55 Skilled Nursing Facilities that made the list.

“We are thrilled to have the outstanding efforts of our dedicated staff recognized by these well-respected publications and to have our commitment to excellence highlighted,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, co-CEO for Elderwood.

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