U.S. News & World Report Names Kaweah Delta's program a Best Nursing Home
VISALIA, Calif. – For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World
Report has named Kaweah Delta’s Skilled Nursing Program a Best Nursing
Home, a distinction shared with only 21 percent of U.S. skilled nursing
facilities in the nation.
Kaweah Delta’s Skilled Nursing program earned Best Nursing Homes
status by achieving the highest possible rating for providing short-term
rehabilitation care to patients. U.S. News & World Report gives the
designation of Best Nursing Home to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s
assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance
in quality measures. These measures evaluate factors that most greatly
affect patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.
“This recognition validates that we provide a great service to our
community, especially when it comes to skilled nursing care. We work tirelessly
to provide our patients with the very best care,” said Lisa Harrold,
Director of Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Services, noting that the
team behind this recognition is comprised of everyone from rehab certified
and specialty-trained nurses, therapists, and physicians to social workers,
housekeepers and others. “We are always working to improve quality
of care and that is something that we will continue to do.”
Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News
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. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing
home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that
reflects COVID-19 data alongside measures of quality including consistency
of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success
in preventing falls.
“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.” For more information behind both U.S.
News ratings please refer to the
Kaweah Delta offers both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care to
patients in Visalia. At its campus on South Court Street, Kaweah Delta
offers rehabilitation care to patients who need additional care following
a hospital stay and long-term care to patients who require extensive services
such as ventilator care, tube feedings, etc. Kaweah Delta also provides
short-term rehabilitation to patients at Kaweah Delta’s Rehabilitation
Hospital, 840 S. Akers St., Visalia.
At Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital, patients are cared for by rehab
certified and specialty-trained nurses, therapists, and physicians. The
hospital is also home to the only comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary
rehabilitation program in the South Valley, the only adult rehabilitation
program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF) in the South Valley, and the only CARF-accredited stroke
program in Tulare and Kings counties. It was also the first CARF-accredited
amputation specialty program in the Central Valley.
Kaweah Delta is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that
provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and
Tulare County. With over 5,000 dedicated medical professionals and employees,
Kaweah Delta is committed to meeting the community’s health needs
through state-of-the-art medicine, high-quality preventive services and
specialized health centers and clinics. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org.
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