It’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which makes it the perfect time to announce our newest award. The new 2020–2021 Best Nursing Homes ratings have been announced by U.S. News & World Report, and Bartley Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation is proud to be one of the recipients of the “Best Nursing Homes in New Jersey” award.
“We are thrilled to have received such a prestigious award,” says Lauren Kessler, Executive Administrator of Bartley Healthcare. “This award results from the evaluation of over 15,000 senior living communities across the nation, and reconfirms the amount of care and dedication we provide to our residents and their families every day.”
According to the report, Bartley Healthcare has a long-term care rating of High Performing. U.S. News & World Report ratings are delineated into one of three categories: High Performing, Average or Below Average. This rating evaluates a home’s ability to care for residents who need daily assistance with medical needs such as administering medications and nonmedical needs such as dressing, eating and using the bathroom.
Nursing homes are evaluated based on a variety of information, metrics and questions including data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and include metrics of nurse staffing, adherence to best practices in preventive care and resident safety, and minimizing the need for and use of anti-anxiety or hypnotic medications.
“Skilled nursing care at Bartley Healthcare offers long-term solutions or those whose needs extend beyond assistance with daily activities,” says Lauren. “Our licensed professionals develop high-quality, individualized care plans that help improve daily activity and allow you to better enjoy life. Our residents and their families are assured that we’ll deliver the best possible care, as our staff works together to coordinate care planning with your entire care team.”
Types of Skilled Nursing Care Available at Bartley Healthcare
We provide ongoing care for conditions that interfere with your daily activity and prevent you from enjoying life. As a resident of Bartley Healthcare, you’ll have access to skilled nurses and caregivers who help you achieve a higher quality of life. Our residents and their families are assured that we’ll deliver the best possible care, as our staff works together to coordinate care planning with your physician(s), therapist(s), pharmacy and other necessary healthcare affiliates.
Palliative and Hospice Care
Palliative and hospice care at Bartley Healthcare goes well beyond creating physical ease for your family member or loved one; it also includes emotional and psychosocial care. Serious illness, which can often progress to terminal illness, is addressed to preserve dignity, extend comfort and provide peace during a chronic illness or in the final stages of life. Our palliative and hospice caregivers offer comfort and support not only to your loved one but also to family members and friends.
Our respite care services are designed for those who are too ill or too frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on their own, but who are not ill enough or do not wish to be in a hospital. Respite offers patients the opportunity to be in a safe, comfortable environment while accessing care and other support services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skilled Nursing
How do I pay for skilled nursing? Can I use long-term care insurance?
Skilled nursing may be covered by private insurance plans or Medicare, but it is primarily paid for through private or personal funds. Fees usually run against any existing insurance before being passed on to the consumer for payment.
Does Medicare pay for skilled nursing?
Medicare covers the cost of skilled nursing care in certain situations, but it’s not designed to pay for a nursing home or custodial care long term. Medicare typically covers qualified expenses for up to 100 days of nursing care in a Medicare-licensed nursing facility if the patient has been referred by a doctor after discharge from the hospital.
Questions To Ask When Selecting a Skilled Nursing Facility
According to the U.S. News & World Report, here are questions you should ask when looking for a skilled nursing facility for you or your loved one:
- Is the home licensed and certified by the state?
- What is the facility’s safety record? Have complaints been filed with the state agency that oversees it? (You can find the information via Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website.)
- Is the nursing home clean and well-maintained?
- Do the residents look well cared for?
- What is the ratio of nurses to residents?
- What services are provided and how much do they cost?
- How long has the nursing home been in business and how experienced is leadership?
- Is the food good?
- Are the rooms suited for an ill or disabled senior? Look for things like grip bars in the bathrooms and railings on the beds.
- What social activities are offered?
- Does the nursing home specialize in caring for seniors with dementia?
To learn more about Bartley Healthcare’s recent award, please visit their entry on the U.S. News & World Report site.
Exceptional Care. Experience You Trust.
As a family-owned, privately operated community, Bartley Healthcare has been a leader of health and eldercare services and maintained an excellent reputation for over 34 years.
At Bartley Healthcare, we strive to provide an exceptional care experience to all of our residents and families. Our commitment results in positive outcomes that enhance your life, no matter what services you need. From our patient and resident satisfaction surveys to our awards and accreditations, we have experience you can trust.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our team today at 732-372-4055.