Aberdeen Village is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2021-22 long-term stay list. The senior living community received the highest score of High Performing to make the list, available today at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/search.

Aberdeen Village has been serving Johnson County since 2001 with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing/long-term care. The campus can serve 30 long-term care residents and 15 short-term rehabilitation patients. Aberdeen Village is part of the PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) network of senior living communities.

U.S. News uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the government agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes and skilled nursing centers. CMS assigns one to five stars to each community for how well it performs in health inspections, nurse staffing and level of quality care.

Over the past two years, U.S. News changed its focus from the CMS star ratings to specific quality measures for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The 10 quality measures focus on staffing, outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. Some of the measures used by U.S. News are not included in the CMS approach to determining 5-star ratings.

This year’s ratings include some new requirements for a community to earn a High-Performing rating – most notably that federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data published by October 14 must list the location as having a COVID-19 staff vaccination rate of at least 75 percent. As a result, only 13 percent of skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation centers earned even a single Best Nursing Homes badge.

“PMMA® employees continue to focus their efforts on delivering quality care every day,” said PMMA President and CEO Bruce Shogren. “Never have those efforts been put to the test more than during the past 18 months as they have worked tirelessly to protect resident health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The High Performing designation is a tremendous accomplishment and recognition of their good work.”

U.S. News added the Short-Term Rehabilitation rating in 2018 evaluating the care delivered to patients after a hospitalization for surgery, heart attack, stroke, injury or similar condition. In 2019, U.S. News added a Long-Term Care rating evaluating the care delivered to residents who are no longer able to live independently and need help with daily activities such as eating, getting in or out of bed or a wheelchair, using stairs, or getting dressed, as well as administering needed medical care.

In order to be included on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes list, a skilled nursing center had to receive the High Performing designation in either the short-term rehabilitation or long-term care categories.

All Medicare- and Medicaid-certified health care centers were evaluated by U.S. News. To be eligible for an overall rating, a center must have received reimbursement from CMS in July 2021 and had sufficient data to evaluate quality in that rating.

This is the third consecutive year and the seventh time the community has been on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes list since 2011.

In addition to Aberdeen Village, three PMMA locations are on the honoree list with high-performing designation for long-term care: Manor of the Plains (Dodge City), Lawrence and Topeka in Kansas. Topeka and Manor of the Plains (Dodge City) made the list for short-term rehabilitation.

To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report rating system, visit their FAQ page.

Aberdeen Village has served Johnson County since 2001 with independent and assisted living, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s care and short-term rehabilitation. Learn more at www.AberdeenVillage.com. PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with 15 locations and 2 hospices in Kansas and Missouri, and a new campus under development in Colorado Springs. Learn more at PMMA.org.

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