Weyauwega Health Care Center has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s Best Nursing Homes for 2014.
“We’re very pleased that our center was ranked as one of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes. Our team of health care professionals is focused on providing quality care to residents with a wide range of medically complex needs. It is an honor to be acknowledged for our efforts by such a respected media organization,” said Mirah Westberg, administrator of Weyauwega Health Care Center.
A total of 29 percent of all post-acute centers in Wisconsin received the highest rating.
U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes in 2014 and built a searchable database to highlight the highest-rated homes that are most likely to meet each user’s needs.
The data behind their ratings is from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), utilizing data published by CMS in January.
According to the center, about 60 percent of individuals over age 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime and over 40 percent will receive care in a nursing home for some period of time.
The 3,867 centers that earned the highest rating (five-stars) are displayed with a badge on their profile on the site in recognition of this status.
These centers will display the 2014 best nursing home badge throughout the year on the U.S. News and World Report website.
Weyauwega Health Care Center is a 60-bed health care center providing 24-hour skilled nursing services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies.