Gilchrist’s Rehabilitation Unit Ranked Among the Top Maryland Nursing Homes

Leana Hoover, Gilchrist’s Director of Elder Medical Care

The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit was named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18, and one of 38 best nursing homes in Maryland.

The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit is comprised of 27 beds and is regulated as a skilled nursing facility with a focus on short-term stays, averaging about two weeks. The Rehabilitation team, led by Director of Elder Medical Care Leana Hoover, cares predominately for elderly patients who need additional therapy in order to return home and lead an independent lifestyle. These patients may be recovering from joint replacements, fractures, cardiac or respiratory issues, or other illnesses.

According to U.S. News, only 15 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. achieve the “Top Performing” status of 4.5 or higher. The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit achieved a perfect 5.0 rating. To rate nursing homes, the publication relies on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Criteria such as annual state survey results, medical quality measures, staffing levels and clinical outcomes are all considered in the scoring process.

Elder Medical Care Rehabilitation Team
Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care – Rehabilitation Team

Staffed by a team of 50 physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and geriatric nursing assistants, the multidisciplinary team works together to help each patient achieve their goals. Hoover asserts that the quality of the Rehabilitation Unit results from the team’s ongoing focus on patient-centered care for each individual they treat. “The collaboration between the nurses, therapists and patients starts on day one.”

When it comes to care for your parent or loved one, you want assurance that they will receive excellent care. With the ratings from CMS and rankings in U.S. News, families now have a reliable way to judge quality of care, safety, staffing and outcomes.

For the complete list and methodology of the rankings, please visit the U.S. News website.


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