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Cedar Community named Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report | By Carrie Sturn

West Bend, WiCedar Community is proud to announce they have received recognition as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in health care ranking.


This is the fifth year Cedar Community has received this ranking out of over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, in every state. Cedar Community’s short-term rehabilitation has an overall rating of five out of five and earned the status of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating.

The rating evaluates Cedar Community’s post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay.

U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those organizations who satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

Assessments of services include categories such as nurse staffing, physical therapist staffing, consistent nurse staffing, prevention of falls, patients able to return home, and patient-centered rehabilitation therapy.

Cedar Community had a higher percentage of patients who were able to return home after being discharged, compared to the national average. They also had lower percentage rates in the number of falls, emergency room visits, and rehospitalizations.

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“We are proud to be among the elite 16 percent of skilled nursing facilities that earned a ‘High Performing’ rating for our short-term rehabilitation. Cedar Community continually monitors and focuses on quality improvements, allowing for successful patient outcomes,” said Kelli DeRuyter, RN, BSN, NHA, Administrator/Vice President of Clinical Services.

“To achieve this honor for the fifth year is a true testament to the quality, dedication, and compassion of our team members who provide patient-centered, quality healthcare each and every day.”

Now in its 13th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing, and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes.

The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. To learn more, visit health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. These ratings provide guidance to help residents, families, and caregivers when they are researching the quality of nursing homes.

About Cedar Community

Live more at Cedar Community, where their natural settings, faith-based mission, and high-quality services afford seniors the opportunity to live a more purposeful, fulfilled life among family and friends. From beautiful homes and apartments for active and independent retirees, to assisted living, short-term care and rehabilitation, skilled nursing, memory loss services, and home health and hospice, Cedar Community is the only not-for-profit senior retirement community in Washington County providing comprehensive residential and healthcare services for adults age 55 and better.

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