Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge Recognized Among Best in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care receive the highest possible rating.
November '23

Redding, Conn. – Ridge Crest, the skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhood at Meadow Ridge, has been recognized with top honors by U.S. News & World Report for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. This is the fifth consecutive year that Ridge Crest has achieved this distinction, earning the highest overall designation of “high performing.” Among the 203 facilities in Connecticut, only 12 have an overall high performing rating.

Ridge Crest offers comprehensive treatment plans to both Meadow Ridge residents and the greater community, including wound care, diabetes management, stroke recovery, joint replacement rehabilitation, hospice care, occupational and respiratory therapy, dementia care and additional offerings. Ridge Crest patients have access to a number of exquisite amenities, including spacious private and semi-private rooms, massage services, guest suites for family, an indoor pool, salons, activities and more.

“The associates at Ridge Crest work hard to provide unparalleled care to our residents and are fully committed to their quality of life,” said Christopher Barstein, Meadow Ridge Executive Director. “We’re proud to have this level of excellence affirmed for a fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, but we’re even more proud to see the difference we’re able to make in the lives of our residents.”

U.S. News & World Report’s ratings analyze resident care, safety and outcomes. These ratings account for the consistency of registered nurse staffing, the use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing emergency room and hospital visits. Short-term rehabilitation assesses the prevention of falls and serious infections, and residents’ ability to return home, while long-term care evaluates a facility’s ownership and weekend staffing levels.

At Ridge Crest, nearly 62% of short-term rehabilitation residents are able to return home after discharge, exceeding statewide and national averages. In addition, 95% of long-term care residents maintain their ability to perform everyday activities, like eating and moving without help during their stay, indicating the exceptional quality of care provided by Ridge Crest’s care team.

In addition to providing award-winning care at Ridge Crest, Meadow Ridge offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care in a distinctive, bucolic setting.  Earlier this year, the independent living and memory care neighborhoods earned distinction in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Senior Living issue.

The U.S. News & World Report ratings are designed to assist prospective nursing home residents and their families in making informed decisions about where to receive short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. More than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide were evaluated for this year’s awards.

For more information about the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes program or to view Ridge Crest’s profile, visit Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge.

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