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The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), (ACHCA) has identified 13 National Health Care Associates’ centers as top performers in their Quality Initiative Recognition Program. Our centers were recognized for their achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member centers for their individual work in achieving AHCA/ Quality Initiative goals.

“I am extremely honored to have our centers recognized for this incredible achievement,” said Marvin Ostreicher, president of National Health Care Associates. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality will continue.”

“This achievement overall represents not only improvement on a set of quality measures in these centers but also significant improvements in outcomes among the patients they serve, such as fewer hospitalizations, more discharges back to the community and stopping the use of antipsychotics that can be harmful,” added Ostreicher.

The Quality Initiative was launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers by challenging members with specific, measurable targets in four or more the following areas:

  1. Decrease turnover rates among nursing staff
  2.  Adopt Core-Q customer satisfaction
  3. Reduce the number of unintended health care outcomes
  4. Safely reduce the number of hospital re-admissions within 30 days or achieve and maintain a low rate of 10%
  5. Improve discharge back to the community by 10% or achieve and maintain a high rate of at least 70%
  6. Improve functional outcomes by 10% or maintain an average rate of improvement of 75%
  7. Safely reduce the off-label use of anti-psychotics
  8. Safely reduce hospitalizations among long-stay residents or achieve/maintain a low rate of 10% or less

National Health Care Associates’ recognized centers:

Connecticut

  • Maple View Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Regency House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • The Pines at Bristol Center for Health & Rehabilitation

Maine

  • Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  • Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  • Winship Green Center for Health & Rehabilitation 

New Jersey

  • Maywood Center for Health & Rehabilitation

New York

  • Belair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Huntington Hills Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  • The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing &Rehabilitation
  • The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing &Rehabilitation

Vermont

  • Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing &Rehabilitation
  • The Pines at  Rutland Center for Nursing &Rehabilitation

Congratulations to our teams!!!

WELLESLEY, MA – American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has identified the Newton Wellesley Center as a top performer. Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care’s entire 110 beds are devoted to the special care needed for people afflicted with dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Each year, ACHCA recognizes the leaders of top-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities across the country through their Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, sponsored by ABILITY Network. This award has been given to the Newton-Wellesley Center because of its leadership excellence. This award is a distinction of significance. According to ACHCA, only 11% of facilities nationwide qualify.

Jim Divver, the center’s administrator said, “I’m accepting this award behalf on all our staff here at the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care. They all do a phenomenal job and they should be proud of this accomplishment! They provide exceptional care and should be recognized for all their hard work put in.”

In addition, to this outstanding award, the Newton Wellesley Center’s annual survey results have come in for 2017. We are proud to announce that they have received a 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). This rating is reflected upon the center’s employees and their dedication to make the facility the best that it could be. They are currently ranked in the top 5% of facilities in Massachusetts.

CMS provides ratings information on the Nursing Home Compare website to help individuals, family members, caregivers, and the public find and compare the quality of nursing homes more easily. They have also been recognized over the past four years by U.S. News & World Report, as one of the “Best Nursing Homes” in the United States. The Best Nursing Homes 2017-2018 ratings highlight the top nursing homes out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide.

These accomplishments reflect the hardworking team at the Newton Wellesley Center and their mission to provide their customers with the best quality care possible.

Use a little sleuthing to uncover health problems that Mom and Dad may not reveal.

Every year at this time, Paula Falk receives an influx of calls from adult children concerned about the decline of their elderly parents. “They visited at the holidays and saw the reality of their parents’ situation, which is much different than what Mom or Dad had been describing on the phone,” says Falk, director of caregiving services…

WELLESLEY, MA – February 7, 2018 – American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has identified the Newton Wellesley Center as a top performer. Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care’s entire 110 beds are devoted to the special care needed for people afflicted with dementia/Alzheimer.  Each year, ACHCA recognizes the leaders of top-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities across the country through their Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, sponsored by ABILITY Network. This award has been given to the Newton-Wellesley Center because of its leadership excellence. This award is a distinction of significance. According to ACHCA, only 11% of facilities nationwide qualify.

Jim Divver, the center’s administrator said, “I’m accepting this award behalf on all our staff here at the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care. They all do a phenomenal job and they should be proud of this accomplishment! They provide exceptional care and should be recognized for all their hard work put in.”

In addition, to this outstanding award, the Newton Wellesley Center’s annual survey results have come in for 2017. We are proud to announce that they have received a 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). This rating is reflected upon the center’s employees and their dedication to make the facility the best that it could be. They are currently ranked in the top 5% of facilities in Massachusetts.

CMS provides ratings information on the Nursing Home Compare website to help individuals, family members, caregivers, and the public find and compare the quality of nursing homes more easily. They have also been recognized over the past four years by U.S. News & World Report, as one of the “Best Nursing Homes” in the United States. The Best Nursing Homes 2017-2018 ratings highlight the top nursing homes out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide.

These accomplishments reflect the hardworking team at the Newton Wellesley Center and their mission to provide their customers with the best quality care possible.