Emporia Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2019 long-term stay list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available here.
The U.S. News and World Report list uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. CMS assigns one to five stars to each community for how well it performs in health inspections, nurse staffing and level of quality care.
U.S. News now uses the CMS star rating for staffing rather than the overall star rating to determine which communities are given the High Performing designation. This decision reflects expert opinion on the importance of staffing in quality of care, as well as the availability since April 2018 of more accurate data on nurse staffing levels in each community or center.
More than 3,100 nursing homes received CMS' top rating of five stars, while just 1,139 nursing homes earned the top Overall rating for long-term care issued by U.S. News, according to the U.S. News website.
“Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America employees continue to focus their efforts on delivering quality care every day,” said PMMA President and CEO Bruce Shogren. “The High Performing designation confirms their good work.”
This is the ninth consecutive year Emporia Presbyterian Manor has appeared on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes long-term care list.
In addition to Emporia Presbyterian Manor, five PMMA locations are on the honoree list with high performing designations for long-term care: Aberdeen Village (Olathe), Lawrence and Wichita in Kansas and Aberdeen Heights (Kirkwood) and Rolla in Missouri.
All Medicare- and Medicaid-certified health care centers were evaluated by U.S. News. To be eligible for an overall rating, a center must have received reimbursement from CMS in July 2019 and had sufficient data to evaluate quality in that rating.
To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report rating system, visit their FAQ page.