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Aberdeen Village on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

Aberdeen Village is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2019 long-term stay list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list .

Aberdeen Village has been serving Johnson County since 2001 with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing/long-term care. The campus can serve 30 long-term care residents and 15 short-term rehabilitation patients. Aberdeen Village is part of the PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) network of senior living communities.

U.S. News uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the government agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes and skilled nursing centers. CMS assigns one to five stars to each community for how well it performs in health inspections, nurse staffing and level of quality care.

Over the past two years, U.S. News changed its focus from the CMS star ratings to specific quality measures for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The 10 quality measures focus on staffing, outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. Some of the measures used by U.S. News are not included in the CMS approach to determining 5-star ratings.

U.S. News added the Short-Term Rehabilitation rating in 2018 to evaluate the care delivered to patients after a hospitalization for surgery, heart attack, stroke, injury or similar condition. In 2019, U.S. News added a Long-Term Care rating, evaluating the care delivered to residents who are no longer able to live independently and need help with daily activities such as eating, getting in or out of bed or a wheelchair, using stairs, or getting dressed, as well as administering needed medical care.

In order to be included on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes list, a skilled nursing center had to receive the High Performing designation in either the short-term rehabilitation or long-term care categories. In 2020, CMS awarded 5-stars to 3,689 skilled nursing centers. A total of 3,277 skilled nursing centers were recognized as Best Nursing Homes in 2020 – 2,362 in short-term rehabilitation and 1,623 in long-term care. Just 708 skilled nursing communities received this designation in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

All Medicare- and Medicaid-certified health care centers were evaluated by U.S. News. To be eligible for an overall rating, a center must have received reimbursement from CMS in July 2020 and had sufficient data to evaluate quality in that rating.

This is the third consecutive year and the seventh time the community has been on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes list since 2011.

In addition to Aberdeen Village, five PMMA locations are on the honoree list with high-performing designation for long-term care: Arkansas City, Lawrence, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas and Aberdeen Heights (Kirkwood) in Missouri.

Manor of the Plains (Dodge City) and Wichita in Kansas and Aberdeen Heights (Kirkwood) in Missouri made the list for short-term rehabilitation.

To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report rating system, visit their FAQ page.

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