High vaccination rates among staff and patient safety standards were among the common characteristics of thousands of nursing homes recognized as the “best” in the nation, according to ratings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
The organization unveiled its 2021-2022 nursing home ratings and report Tuesday, which evaluates nursing homes on both long-term and short-term care. This year’s methodology emphasized meeting high standards for patient safety, a 75% COVID-19 vaccination rate, and limiting visits to the emergency department and overuse of antipsychotic drugs.
More than 1,060 nursing homes, out of the 13,175 assessed, were designated as high-performing in the long-term care rating. Out of 13,500 facilities, about 1,650 were ranked as high-performing in the short-term rating.