Columbia Basin Care named 'Best Nursing Home'

January 24, 2019
Columbia Basin Care has been named among the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in a comprehensive annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report
Best Nursing Homeshighlights the top nursing homes out of 15,000 facilities nationwide. The rating system aims to help consumers determine best options for a skilled nursing facility with a strong track record of good care. More than half the population over 65 years will require long-term care services during their lives, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Earlier this year Columbia Basin Care earned a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.The Best Nursing Homesrating draws on CMS data that assigns a rating of one to five stars in the areas of health inspections, nurse staffing levels, and quality of medical care. 
In addition, Columbia Basin Care earned the “Customer Experience Award,” achieving a “Best in Class” distinction in 2017 and 2018. The award is granted by Pinnacle Quality Insight, a national firm that interviews residents of Columbia Basin Care regarding their satisfaction levels. 
In achieving these awards Columbia Basin Care has demonstrated its ability to meet the rigorous demands of providing around-the-clock medical care in a comfortable, home-like setting. “This recognition is a wonderful affirmation of our dedication to improving the lives of those we serve,” says Aubree Olmstead, Columbia Basin Care’s executive director. “We’ve been in the community for over 50 years and we work hard to consistently meet the needs of every resident.” 
Columbia Basin Care, located in The Dalles, is the region’s onlycommunity-owned, not-for-profitfacility for long-term care and short-stay rehabilitation. The company offers an in-house geriatric nurse practitioner, along with a team of physical, occupational and speech therapists who provide comprehensive rehabilitation and restorative services.
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Columbia Basin Care is located at 1015 Webber St., The Dalles, Ore. 541-296-2156,
Drew Myron, Marketing Director
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