U.S. News & World Report names Ballou Home Best Nursing Home

U.S. News & World Report names Ballou Home Best Nursing Home

WOONSOCKET – Ballou Home for the Aged is among the 21 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both Short Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’ assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

Barry Zeltzer, Ballou’s executive director, said, “We are pleased to have received this remarkably high honor from U. S. News and World Report. Much of the credit must go to our frontline staff, our nurses and all of our staff who work so diligently every day to provide the best of care in a safe, secure, and loving environment to our residents and their families.”

Now in its 11th 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. This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.