Mount Vernon, NY, February 28, 2013 – The Wartburg’s long-term residential care program was listed again this year by U.S. News & World Report as among the best nursing homes in the metro New York area.
The Wartburg was listed by U.S. News as receiving five stars, the highest possible rating, from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The metro area’s 579 nursing homes were ranked based on health inspections, nurse staffing and quality measures.
“This prestigious ranking reflects The Wartburg’s ongoing commitment to excellence in providing a continuum of care for adults in the Metro New York area,” said David Gentner, president and CEO of The Wartburg Adult Care Community. “This excellence extends not only to nursing home care, but to a range of expanding residential and health-related services for the elderly.”
The most visible expansion of services this year on The Wartburg’s rolling 34-acre campus includes the addition of two new buildings: the 61-unit Friedrichs Residence, an independent living community that opens in March 2013, and a short-term rehabilitation center and adult day care building, which opens in the summer of 2013.
“Recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful honor for The Wartburg and an impressive acknowledgement of the quality of care provided by all of our staff members,” said Paula Ress, administrator of the 240-bed facility.
The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging.