U.S. News gives Heritage Pointe highest marks

Heritage Pointe of Warren has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual Best Nursing Homes.

The report is available exclusively at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News's goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.

Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories - health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care - and gives each an overall rating.

U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013.

Along with ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a step-by-step video to guide users in choosing the right nursing home.

"Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor.

"All Seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality."

For more information about Heritage Pointe contact Jill Huston, admissions coordinator at 375-2201 extension 252 or by email at jhuston@ummh.org.