Kingston, MA – January 17th, 2022 – Wingate at Silver Lake is among the 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a 2021-22 Best Nursing Home in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care by U.S. News & World Report. This is the second year in a row Wingate at Silver Lake has been awarded one of the best as they received this honor for 2020-21 as well. As nursing homes across the country continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Wingate at Silver Lake ensures the safety and health of our community is top priority. As situations continue to evolve, our commitment to our resident’s and staff’s wellbeing remains the same.
“At Wingate, quality of care always comes first. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure our residents and their family members feel like they are part of the Wingate family,” states Danielle Fusco, Administrator at Wingate at Silver Lake. “This past year has not been easy, but it could not have been possible without the exceptional employees we have here at Silver Lake.”
Wingate at Silver Lake earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating. 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. This year’s methodology includes an emphasis on homes meeting certain standards of patient safety. Homes that have below a 75% COVID-19 staff vaccination rate were not considered. A significant percentage of Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care programs that would otherwise have qualified as ‘High-Performing’ were downgraded at the time of publication.
The ratings include data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. Out of 13,175 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,063 were designated as High-Performing. The Short-Term Care Rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls. For 2021-22, 13,500 facilities received a Short-Term Rating, while only 1,651 homes earned a High-Performing Rating.
Wingate at Silver Lake has met the short-term rehab, long-term care and respite care needs of patients and their families– always with attention, understanding, compassion and respect. Located on a Wingate Continuum of Care Campus with the Wingate Residences’ Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments, this 164-bed facility provides a tranquil environment for Wingate’s patient-centered approach to care, promoting healing, recovery and comfort. For more information please visit us at WingateHealthcare.com