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Williamsville, NY, United States, 2012/02/29 - Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community, has earned a Five-Star overall rating in Medicare’s annual ranking of skilled nursing facilities as reported in U.S. News and World Report - its highest rating.
The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The ratings are provided for more than 15,500 nursing homes in all 50 states, based on three sources of data: health inspections, nurse staffing and medical care. These ratings are then combined to calculate an overall rating.
“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. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.”
According to Canterbury Woods President and CEO Rob Wallace, this special recognition reflects an organization-wide commitment to excellence.
“We continue to build on three consecutive years of Five-Star ratings,” said Wallace. “Residents first come to Canterbury Woods while they are healthy and vibrant, and it’s a comfort knowing that our Oxford Village facilities consistently offer the best skilled care in the country should they ever require that level of care.”
Canterbury Woods also carries the prestigious CARF-CCAC accreditation in the categories of CCRC, Person-Centered Long-Term Care and Assisted Living. CARF-CCAC represents the ultimate standard of excellence as the only nationally recognized accreditation organization for Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
“Our Board of Directors, our employees, and the residents of Canterbury Woods create and foster a culture and community of excellence and caring,” added Wallace. “It is very gratifying to be considered one of the best Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the country for every step of life’s journey.”
Canterbury Woods (canterburywoods.org) is a community of luxury independent living patio homes and apartments, assisted living apartments, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation facilities. Residents enjoy freedom, security and peace of mind as they move through continuing levels of wellness services and elder care. Set among 62 picturesque acres in Williamsville, NY, Canterbury Woods is the first Continuing Care Retirement Community in Western New York, and one of a select few in the state to achieve full CARF-CCAC accreditation.