Benedictine Living Community–Ada Recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” Report for Second YearJanuary 4, 2022
ADA, MN – Benedictine Living Community-Ada, for the second year in a row, has received the top “High-Performing” recognition in the long-term care category, as noted in the recently released 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” report. The rating places BLC-Ada among the elite 13% of skilled nursing communities across the country that earned high-performing status.
The ratings are based on U.S. News and World Report’s own in-depth analysis of data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and focused on staffing, medical outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. More than 15,000 nursing homes across the country were evaluated and rated for quality in two different areas: short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
The long-term care rating evaluates care provided to residents who spent more than 100 days at a nursing home and included the above quality measures plus appropriate use of some medications.
In addition to these measures, this year’s rating methodology included an emphasis on nursing homes meeting certain standards of patient safety, which included a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate (greater than 75 percent), and visits to the emergency department, among other criteria.
“Our associates at Benedictine Living Community-Ada are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services. Receiving this national recognition of their efforts – for the second year in a row and in the midst of ongoing challenges due to the pandemic – honors their continued hard work and unwavering commitment to our residents,” said Jean Ann Bienek, executive director of BLC-Ada, which also has received the highest nursing facility rating (5 Stars) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“At the heart of Benedictine’s Mission is serving those in need within our Core Values of hospitality, stewardship, respect and justice. Congratulations and thank you to Jean Ann Bienek and the valued associates at Benedictine Living Community-Ada for their hard work and dedication to living our Core Values in providing quality, compassionate care to those they serve daily,” said Jerry Carley, Benedictine president/CEO.
About Benedictine Living Community-Ada
An experienced, trusted provider of senior care services for more than 20 years, top-rated Benedictine Living Community-Ada offers assisted living, short-term care and rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, inpatient rehabilitation therapy, dementia care, end-of-life care and other services. For information, visit www.blcada.org.
BLC-Ada is part of Benedictine, a nationally recognized, non-profit senior care organization based in Minnesota that provides a full spectrum of health and housing services to older adults throughout the Midwest. Benedictine is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth.