Iola Living Assistance (ILA) has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.
“More than 3 million Americans will spend part of 2012 in a nursing home, and trying to decide under pressure which one is best isn’t easy,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor for U.S. News & World Report. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.”
The evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes (defined as facilities or portions of facilities enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid that provide 24-hour nursing care and other medical services).
Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. U.S. News updates each nursing home’s ratings data quarterly.
Of more than 15,500 homes rated and profiled on the U.S. News website, Iola Living Assistance was among the fewer than 1-in-8 that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011.
“Sometimes I feel the high quality care given to residents (at ILA) is a well kept secret. It is a satisfying feeling when others recognize the hard work and dedication of our employees,” stated ILA Administrator Greg Loeser.
Using the search tools available at http://health.usnews.com/senior-housing, consumers can identify homes in their state, city or zip code, tailor their search to see only non-profit homes or those that accept Medicaid insurance, or in other ways find the best fit.
Iola Living Assistance, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates the community-owned 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. In addition to this facility, they own and operate Butternut Ridge, an independent living apartment complex, and Living Oaks, a 24-unit assisted living facility. For more information visit www.iolalivingassistance.org or call 715-445-2412.