Jewish Home ranks among best nursing homes

The Jewish Home of Rochester, an affiliate of Jewish Senior Life, has been recognized by Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023 list. Only 4% of nursing homes nationwide received this distinction.

In New York state, of the over 600 nursing homes, only 42 were recognized on the Newsweek Best Nursing Homes list.

This award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. This year’s ranking identifies the nation’s top facilities awarded by state. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities were included. The rankings are based on four criteria:

• Performance—Staffing, quality measures, and health inspections data provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were used to create a performance score.

• Reputation— Over 10,000 medical experts including physicians, nurses and nursing home leaders were invited to participate in an online survey to recommend quality nursing homes. Self-recommendations were excluded.

• COVID-19 management— Responses and protocols during the pandemic were evaluated based on resident impact; facility capacity; staff and personnel; supplies and personal protective equipment; as well as ventilator capacity and vaccination rates.

• Accreditation— New this year, a score was added for facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International, an independent, nonprofit healthcare standards organization which has been accrediting facilities since 1951.

“We are honored to be ranked among the best nursing homes in the nation. Finding the right place for a loved one is an incredibly important decision for families,” said Michele Schirano, administrator of the Jewish Home of Rochester. “Providing high quality care for our residents continues to be our first priority. We pride ourselves on the care and compassion our staff provides every day, and this award provides external validation of our efforts.”