Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge Receives Center of Excellence Award

Recognized by Wound Care Specialists for outstanding wound management performance.
December '22

Meadow Ridge, a Benchmark continuing care retirement community, recently received a Center of Excellence in Wound Management award from Wound Care Specialists for providing outstanding wound care for its residents in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation wing, Ridge Crest. Wound Care Specialists, a physician-led, post-acute and long-term care medical practice that provides wound management services, created its Wound Program of Excellence and Wound Program of Distinction to identify post-acute care client skilled nursing facilities that demonstrate outstanding wound management performance and continued superiority in wound healing.

Ridge Crest’s receipt of the Center of Excellence in Wound Management award is a testament to their strong care team, including wound care nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and dieticians, who have shown consistent dedication to the Ridge Crest community with their attention to patient needs and compassion. Ridge Crest also received the Center of Distinction award in 2021.

“Wound care at Ridge Crest is the culmination of excellence at every level of patient care,” said Dr. Pazer, Medical Director at Ridge Crest. “Our highly knowledgeable and experienced aides, nurses, nutritionists, and in-house specialists, together with wound consultants, are a powerful team who have proven themselves by healing the most difficult wounds 60% faster than other facilities.”

Additionally, Ridge Crest was recently selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home, and was among 11 out of 208 nursing homes in Connecticut that received a 5-star rating. Ridge Crest received a high-performance rating for both its short- and long-term rehabilitation.

Ridge Crest is part of a continuum of care offered on the Meadow Ridge campus. The facility offers comprehensive treatment plans to both residents and non-residents, including diabetes management, stroke recovery, joint replacement rehabilitation, hospice care, occupational and respiratory therapy, dementia care, and more.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Wound Care Specialists,” said Christopher Barstein, Executive Director of Meadow Ridge. “This recognition is a testament to the quality of care we provide at Ridge Crest and we are extremely proud of the unparalleled service provided by our care team, as well as their commitment to excellence in wound care.”

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