29 Kansas Health Care Association Centers Named America's "Best Nursing Homes" by U.S. News and World Report

Hayden Parker

Today, the Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Center for Assisted Living (KHCA/KCAL) praised a select group of local, long term and post-acute care providers for being named among the country’s “Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report.

 “Kansas is fortunate to have these 29 skilled nursing care centers which have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their residents,” said Cindy Luxem, President/CEO of KHCA/KCAL. “Behind the increasing number of ‘Best Nursing Homes’ are improvements in clinical care and nurses spending more time with residents, all of which means a better quality of life for Kansas’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.”

U.S. News determines its annual rankings through data collected from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal agency assigns each nursing center certified by the government a rating of one to five stars through its Five-Star Rating System. U.S. News names all those with a five-star rating a “Best Nursing Home.” For more information on how the rankings are determined, please visit: http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

 

 

According to U.S. News, the “Best Nursing Homes” in 2014 from Kansasare:


ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU

GARNETT

APPLEWOOD REHABILITATION INC

CHANUTE

COFFEY COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU

WAVERLY

COUNTRYSIDE HEALTH CENTER

TOPEKA

DIVERSICARE OF COUNCIL GROVE

COUNCIL GROVE

EUREKA NURSING CENTER

EUREKA

GARDEN TERRACE AT OVERLAND PARK

OVERLAND PARK

GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - CHASE COUNTY

COTTONWOOD FALLS

GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - DOWNS

DOWNS

GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - NEODESHA

NEODESHA

HALSTEAD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

HALSTEAD

HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR

HIGHLAND

HOWARD TWILIGHT MANOR

HOWARD

LAKEPOINT NURSING CENTER

AUGUSTA

LAKEPOINT RETIREMENT & REHAB CENTER OF WICHITA

WICHITA

LIFE CARE CENTER OF BURLINGTON

BURLINGTON

MEADOWBROOK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL LTCU

GARDNER

MEDICALODGES COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS

MEDICALODGES DOUGLASS

DOUGLASS

MEDICALODGES GARDNER

GARDNER

MEDICALODGES GODDARD

GODDARD

MEDICALODGES KINSLEY

KINSLEY

MEDICALODGES PAOLA

PAOLA

MEDICALODGES PITTSBURG

PITTSBURG

OVERLAND PARK NURSING & REHAB CENTER INC

OVERLAND PARK

PIONEER RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

LAWRENCE

PLAZA WEST REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER

TOPEKA

ROLLING HILLS HEALTH CENTER

TOPEKA

SANDPIPER HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER LLC

WICHITA

VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER

VALLEY FALLS

WATHENA HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

WATHENA

While the “Best Nursing Homes” of 2014 celebrates those nursing centers which have earned a five-star ranking by the federal government, KHCA/KCAL reminds consumers that rankings are not a precise indicator of whether a center is right for an individual needing care.

“Our loved ones’ care is too important to leave to a search on the World Wide Web,” continued Cindy Luxem “Nursing centers across Kansas are providing excellent care, and you can see it when you walk through the doors. Visiting a nursing center is really the best way to decide the appropriate fit for each individual requiring long term or post-acute care.”