Woodland Pond at New Paltz, the only continuing care retirement community in the Mid-Hudson Valley area, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report with a five-star rating in its annual Best Nursing Homes issue. The senior living community is excited about the recognition and pledges to provide continued excellence.
“We are delighted to have our inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing services be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue,” said Michelle Gramoglia, executive director. “We offer high quality, long-term care for seniors with personalized services designed to meet each individual’s needs, and it is so fulfilling to receive national recognition for these efforts.”
Data gathered from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides the basis for the ratings. CMS exists to help consumers, families and caregivers assess options for senior care. The data comes from regular health inspections carried out by state agencies and mandatory reporting from the residences. Facilities are evaluated on several categories including health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care. In New York, only 23 percent of all nursing homes received a five-star rating. Woodland Pond is the only 5 star rated facility in the Ulster and Dutchess County region, out of a total of 22 total facilities located in the two counties.
“We are honored to receive the top rating and are excited and engaged in our commitment to continue to provide quality care in all areas of our community,” said Michelle Gramoglia. “Continuing care retirement communities feature a broad spectrum of care designed to conveniently support you and your loved ones as they age in place. Woodland Pond at New Paltz offers independent and assisted living options, and offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation programs and memory care support. This 5 star rating highlights the dedication to high quality care provided in an incredible environment.”