Edgehill Selected For U.S. News Best Nursing Home List For Fourth Straight Year
STAMFORD, Conn. – Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that Edgehill, a Benchmark continuing care retirement community in Stamford, Conn., has been selected by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year for their Best Nursing Homes 2020 – 2021 list. The community was evaluated and awarded for providing some of the best short-term rehabilitation in the entire country.
Over 15,000 communities nationwide were evaluated. Only 15% were recognized as “high-performers” for short-term rehabilitation, so Edgehill is now among an elite group of skilled nursing and rehabilitation providers.
“It’s our culture of caring that continues to set the high standard of excellence for which we’ve been repeatedly recognized,” says Chris Barstein, campus executive director of Edgehill. “Our associates love their work, and it shows in how they are continually looking to evolve, exceed expectations and raise the bar with education and in supporting our residents at every turn.”
In addition to being a four-time U.S. News Best Nursing Home, Edgehill’s skilled nursing care has also received a 2018 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. It also holds a coveted 5-star overall quality rating from CMS and a deficiency-free survey signifying they meet or exceed the regulatory standards outlined by both the state of Connecticut and CMS.
Set on the spacious grounds of the former Singer Sewing Machine estate in Stamford, Edgehill is a continuing care retirement community offering an exceptional, maintenance-free senior living lifestyle, a wide variety of premium services and amenities and a full continuum of on-site health care.
Edgehill earned the highest score possible for its short-term rehabilitation. This rating is designed to provide patients and their families looking to stay for less than 100 days with a clearer view of the quality of care provided. Generally needed following surgery, stroke, accident or illness, these patients usually require intensive rehabilitation or nursing services to ensure a safe return home.
Communities were evaluated based on several criteria, including comprehensive information about care, health inspections and staffing with COVID-19 outbreaks, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, infection control violations listed on the patient safety summary. In particular, the short-term rating incorporates measures of quality, including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing falls.
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark Senior Living is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast. It has 62 communities across Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, and Maine. Benchmark employs nearly 6,000 associates within its communities and corporate office. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities that are guided by Benchmark’s core values — Called to Care, Better Together, and Be the Benchmark, and are committed to transforming lives through human connection.