The Meadows Health Center becomes six-time recipient of U.S. News “Best Nursing Home” award

Community Life, Edgewood News

US news best nursing home award

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been a resident or the family member of a resident at The Meadows Health Center, that the skilled-nursing neighborhood at Edgewood recently became a six-time recipient of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Home award. In fact, The Meadows received the highest possible overall rating of 5/5 and rated a perfect 3/3 — “High Performing” — for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

Of the more than 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S., less than 3% received a 3/3 score for both levels of care evaluated. The short-term rehabilitation and long-term care ratings were based on data from publicly available sources published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency charged with setting and enforcing nursing home standards.

Even in these unprecedented times, The Meadows team has maintained the community’s exceptionally high standards of care and gone above and beyond their normal duties to ensure residents’ health, safety and satisfaction. Jody Fraser, whose mother was a resident at The Meadows for five weeks while fighting Covid-19, sings their praises: “The staff is so caring, and I never felt like I was wasting their time whenever I called, day or night. [I’m] so pleased I made the decision to keep my mom at The Meadows for treatment of Coronavirus rather than sending her to the hospital. With all the medical care and a lot of love, she has come through this virus. We are so lucky!”

Richard Altman, MD, whose mother is also a resident at The Meadows, concurs. “As a physician and surgeon [involved with treating and consulting on Covid-19 cases], I have a very good perspective on the reality of the situation. When I Zoom with friends around the country, they always ask about Mom and are very concerned. I reassure them, praising all the steps The Meadows has taken in a pro-active way and ahead of the powers that be. I tell them she is in the safest place she can be — certainly safer than if living with me. When this crisis nears its end, I feel the entire Meadows staff will be able to hold their heads high [and be proud of] what they have accomplished.”

In response to the award, David Botte, NHA, administrator of The Meadows Health Center, praised his team: “I have never seen a more compassionate group of individuals who truly love caring for residents. I am proud and honored to serve as their administrator and even more humbled by their hard work and the dedication they show to each member of our community.”

The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood offers long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient), advanced memory support, an adult day program, respite stays and hospice care. To learn more or to inquire about admission for yourself or someone you love, visit the Health Services section of our website or call us at 978-725-4116.