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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Several Benedictine Living Communities Among 2020-21 “Best Nursing Homes”

Several Benedictine Living Communities were among the 21 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The senior living communities earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care or both. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“We are all very proud of the Benedictine associates caring for seniors in our Living Communities at all levels of care,” said Jerry Carley, Benedictine President/CEO. “We receive positive feedback from seniors and their families regularly, so it’s nice to see outside recognition affirming our daily feedback.”

Benedictine Living Communities recognized by US News and World Report in its 2020-21 rankings include:

  • Benedictine Living Community–New Brighton (Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Ada (Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Duluth (Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–St. Peter (Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Wausau (Wisconsin)
  • Benedictine Living Community–St. Joseph (Missouri)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Rochester/Madonna Towers (Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Regina (Hastings, Minnesota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Dickinson (North Dakota)
  • Benedictine Living Community–Shakopee (Minnesota)

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing, and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.

“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers, and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The LongTerm Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits, and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing falls.

For more information behind both U.S. News ratings please refer to the FAQ.