The Bruening Health Center at Judson Park named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes

The Bruening Health Center at Judson Park has received the highest ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual Best Nursing Homes, released February 7. 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,” says Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor. “Top-rated nursing homes are worth considering and deserve special recognition.”

U.S. News‘s 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, The Bruening Health Center at Judson Park was among the fewer than one-in-eight that received a five-star overall rating in all four quarters of 2011.

Using the search tools available at http://health.usnews.com/seniorhousing 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.

Judson Media Contact:
Rob Lucarelli, Director of Communications
(216) 791-2321; office: (216) 990-7616
rlucarelli@judsonsmartliving.org

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About The Bruening Health Center at Judson Park
The Bruening Health Center is a 141-bed, Medicare/Medicaid-certified and CARF-accredited facility located on the campus of Judson Park, a continuing care retirement community in University Circle, Cleveland’s medical hub. The Bruening Health Center offers long-term skilled nursing care as well as short-term rehabilitation.

About Judson Services, Inc.
Judson is an accredited, not-for-profit organization in Northern Ohio that provides programs and living options for individuals taking responsibility for their successful aging. Established in 1906, Judson provides independent living, wellness and membership programs, assisted living, memory support services, long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, home care and adult day services. Judson operates three complementary campuses: Judson Park and Judson Manor, known collectively as Judson at University Circle, and South Franklin Circle in Chagrin Falls. For those who wish to remain at home, Judson offers Smart Living at Home. More information at www.judsonsmartliving.org.

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