Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge Recognized as a Top Nursing Home in the Country

Out of 208 nursing homes in the state, Ridge Crest was among 11 to receive the highest rating from U.S. News & World Report.
November '22

Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge was recently named one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row. Ridge Crest, the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation wing at Meadow Ridge, was among 11 out of 208 nursing homes in Connecticut that received a 5-star rating for its outstanding short-and long-term care for its patients.

Ridge Crest offers comprehensive treatment plans to both residents and non-residents, including wound care, diabetes management, stroke recovery, joint replacement rehabilitation, hospice care, occupational and respiratory therapy and dementia care. 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 and activities.

“To be ranked as one of the highest performing communities in the state is a testament to the quality of care our hard-working associates provide at Ridge Crest,” said Christopher Barstein, Meadow Ridge Executive Director. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure the environment at Ridge Crest is conducive to recovery and overall well-being. That commitment to excellence is reflected in this U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home designation and we could not be prouder.”

Ratings based on superior resident care, safety and outcomes.

U.S. News & World Report’s short-and long-term rehabilitation ratings are based on an assessment of resident care, safety and outcomes. More specifically, the ratings for both short-and long-term care take into account the consistency of registered nurse staffing, the use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing emergency room and hospital visits. Short-term care is also rated on a nursing home’s success in preventing falls and serious infections, and making sure residents are able to return home. Long-term care is also evaluated on a nursing home’s ownership and its number of staff during the weekends.

At Ridge Crest, the quality of care provided is unparalleled. The care team provides an extra 54 minutes of care for each resident per day compared to other communities in Connecticut and 53 more minutes of care than the national average. In addition, over 90% of long-term care residents maintained 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. Ridge Crest patients also experience a shorter length of stay than other facilities in Connecticut and nationwide.

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 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 https://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.