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U.S. News & World Report Names Parkwood Healthcare Among Best in Texas

Dallas – November 14, 2023 – Parkwood Healthcare has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.

Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.

Parkwood Healthcare earned its U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those that satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of consistent performance in quality measures.

“I am incredibly proud of the exceptional team at Parkwood Healthcare. This prestigious recognition from U.S. News & World Report reaffirms our commitment to excellence in providing both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care,” said Akash Bhatia, Executive Director of Parkwood Healthcare.  “Our dedicated staff, embodying the LCS mission, has played a pivotal role in achieving the highest rating of ‘High Performing’ in Short-Term Rehabilitation. This acknowledgment is a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality measures and, most importantly, the well-being of our residents. Parkwood Healthcare stands as a beacon of excellence in Texas, not only meeting but exceeding expectations. Our team’s exceptional performance and remarkable staff retention exemplify the heart and soul of our community. This accolade is not just an award; it’s a reflection of the passion, compassion, and expertise that define us. I am grateful for the commitment of each team member, and together, we will continue to set the standard for superior care in the years to come.”

For the 2024 edition, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on patient and resident outcomes, such as infection rates; staffing levels; potentially inappropriate reliance on antipsychotic drugs; health inspection results and other indicators of quality. 

“U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings give patients, senior residents, their families and caregivers an objective assessment of quality, to help them choose the facility that best fits their individual needs,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Nursing homes that have earned the recognition of U.S. News have a track record of achieving better outcomes for patients and residents, and maximizing the amount of care they receive from nurses and other staff.”

To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes. Both short- and long-term ratings include data on nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends. 

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About Life Care Services
Life Care Services, An LCS Company, has the experience required to grow community financial performance, increase occupancy, and develop new lifestyle and health initiatives to meet consumer expectations and help communities thrive. With a long track record of excellence, Life Care Services sets itself apart from other senior living companies with its unique, comprehensive portfolio of support services. Life Care Services is the nation’s third largest operator of senior living communities and has expertise in the management of both Life Plan and Rental communities. From independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing to memory care, at Life Care Services, Experience Is Everything. For more information, visit www.LCSnet.com.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.