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U.S. News & World Report Names Lorien Health Services 2020-21 Best Nursing Home

Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2020)Lorien Health Services, is among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilties that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Six Lorien Health Services locations were noted on the list, including Taneytown, Bel Air, Mt. Airy, Encore, Elkridge, and Mays Chapel.

The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation or Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the desgination of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistant performance in quality measures.

“We are incredibly honored to have been recognized once again on this prestigious list,” said Lou Grimmel, chief executive officer for Lorien Health Services. “Since 1977 we have been dedicated to providing Maryland’s seniors with the pride, joy, and dignity they deserve and will continue to hold these values to the upmost importance while serving our residents and communities.”

Now in its 11th year the U.S. News and Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000- plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reelfelcts COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.

“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective resiedents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccionation rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.

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