Carroll Lutheran Village is among the 21% 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 home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for CLV’s short-term rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
“We are very pleased for this recognition, though I am not surprised” stated CLV’s Executive Director John Henry. “Based on the positive feedback we routinely receive from residents, families and outpatient patients, we know we have a great team of physical, occupational and speech therapists who are providing a quality experience and highly developed care.”
CLV’s rehabilitation services offers its residents and residents in Carroll and surrounding counties with a comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, outpatient and home health therapy services at all levels of living (i.e. sub-acute rehab, long-term care, assisted living and independent living). The therapy team creates customized recovery plans and works with individuals on recovering as quickly as possible and to the best of their ability.
Rehabilitation services include aquatic therapy, cardiac and post CVA rehabilitation, chronic and acute pain management, cognitive and memory enhancement, fall prevention, home safety, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG & Loud®, post-operative care, swallowing strategies, wound care and more.
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 short and long-term care. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
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