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Hannah B.G. Shaw Home named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report
The Standard Times - 2/16/2021
Feb. 17—The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home, Middleboro, MA has been named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021, the seventh consecutive year this accolade has been received by the facility. Nationally, U.S. News recognized 3,277 facilities as its "Best Nursing Homes" out of the more than 15,000 evaluated. To receive this label, a facility must have been "high performing" in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or both. This year, only 56 of Massachusetts' 375 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.
"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."
The Best Nursing Homes reflect U.S. News' analysis of data collected and published by the federal government using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that U.S. News has determined most impact patient and resident care, safety and outcomes.
The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home has received High-Performing Ratings in both Long-Term and Short-Term categories. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls.
Kristine Donnelly, Hannah B.G. Shaw Home's Executive Director, responded to the announcement stating, "I am extremely proud of our continual top-tier rating. Receiving this recognition while operating in the midst of a pandemic is only made possible by cultivating high patient care standards along with a tremendous amount of teamwork. Thanks to each Shaw Home staff member who's efforts have made this success possible."
As a not-for-profit provider, The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home is driven by the mission of the organization to care for seniors who no longer can care for themselves, or those that just need some assistance. The Shaw Home's skilled rehabilitation program is specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who require medical or rehabilitative care as a result of a recent hospitalization. The goal is to provide intensive rehabilitation to help individuals recover and return home as soon as possible.
"The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home continues to encompass the gold standard of nursing homes for short- and long-term care. The facility being honored for the seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report is a reflection of the dedicated staff and the proven leadership. The Board of Directors congratulates the dedicated team who strive to make the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home the best of the best." stated David Wylie, Shaw Home's President of the Board of Directors.
The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home is a non-profit skilled nursing and residential care facility offering short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, memory care, and residential care that began serving the community in 1941. The Shaw Home is also a CMS 5-star rated facility and was recently name Best of the Best Nursing Home 2020 by The Taunton Daily Gazette and The Enterprise. For more information, please visit TheShawHome.org.
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