SALMON Communities Ranked Among Best Nursing Homes According to 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report has named Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers at Westborough, Natick and Worcester among the best nursing homes in the country for the 2020-2021 year.

This renowned media company recognized these communities as top nursing homes using a number of measures including state-conducted health inspections, nurse staffing ratios and medical quality as part of its annual review of over 15,000 nursing homes across the country.

All nursing homes reviewed received either “high performing,” “average” or “below average” ratings for both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. Communities earning a high performing rating in either category earned the status of U.S. News-trademarked Best Nursing Home.

Executive Director of Beaumont at Westborough, Lisa Coppola, says that she and the Westborough team are “honored to be voted one of the best nursing homes. It means so much to be acknowledged for the quality of care that we provide our seniors, especially during the pandemic. Our staff are committed to providing each resident the highest quality of person-centered care throughout the year, and this continues to remain a priority through the pandemic.”

Executive Director of Beaumont at Natick, Jessica Brigham, also acknowledges the honor to be among the best nursing homes in the country during COVID. Brigham states, “To be listed by U.S. News & World Report during an ordinary year is an absolute honor, but to have earned this recognition during COVID-19, and arguably one of the most challenging years in the history of our community—is extraordinary.”

As evidence of their dedication, during COVID, recreation staff in Natick worked tirelessly to keep residents as well as their families and friends connected through Facetime™ and Zoom™ calls. Brigham recalls staff members “even went so far as to deliver champagne to the home of a resident’s husband, so that he and his wife could toast to their 71st anniversary over Facetime™ together.”

Brigham continues, “This honor truly shows the dedication and teamwork of our entire team—they provide the best care possible.” Expressing gratitude for such care, “Over the past several months, residents’ families and friends have written our team thanking us for the care their loved ones have received; it’s meant a lot to us all,” Brigham concludes.

Executive Director at Beaumont at Worcester, Shawn Neville, states, “To receive this public recognition during such a tumultuous time means a lot. The high level of care our staff provides residents and patients is constant, and while experiencing the transition from our typical skilled nursing and rehabilitation center to a COVID-only unit, their care and compassion never wavered. Our team is committed to quality service and to doing all we can for those we serve.”

Since 1952, SALMON Health and Retirement has been serving Central Massachusetts. SALMON’s Beaumont at Worcester community became the nation’s first COVID-19 recovery center for seniors. To learn more about SALMON’s continuum of care with services on multiple campuses and the way in which the organization is fighting COVID-19 head-on, visit www.SalmonHealth.com or call (800) 446-8060.