Dearborn, Farmington Hills care centers named Top 25 in Michigan by Newsweek
Beaumont nursing homes in Dearborn and Farmington Hills have been recognized as top nursing homes in America by Newsweek, as well as two of the Top 25 nursing homes in Michigan.
Beaumont Rehabilitation & Continuing Care - Dearborn and Farmington Hills were two of only nine nursing homes recognized in metro Detroit. Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022 ranks the best nursing homes in 25 states with the highest populations.
“There are more than 450 nursing facilities in Michigan and only 5% of facilities were honored with this designation,” Margaret Lightner, vice president of Senior Services at Beaumont Health, said. “We’re grateful to provide compassionate, extraordinary care for our wonderful residents every day. This is a true testament to our teams’ focus on quality and care, year after year. The leaders and staff of these facilities have a lot to be proud of with this recognition.”
The rankings are based on scores in three areas: key performance data, peer recommendations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performance data includes the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings for staffing, quality, and health inspections. For peer recommendations, more than 10,000 registered nurses, nursing home managers and administrators, nursing assistants, therapists, physicians and other medical experts are asked to complete an online survey that assesses nursing homes. And to evaluate COVID-19 response, the evaluators looked at how residents were impacted from the start of the pandemic, including facility capacity, staffing, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) and the vaccination rate of residents.
Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lightner credits the support of the entire medical community at Beaumont - from infectious diseases doctors and supply chain managers to hospital system leadership and others - for the expert care residents receive.
“It’s that whole support system and clinical expertise of a health system that makes us successful,” Lightner said. “At the start of the pandemic, we had medical supplies from day one, while other nursing homes across the nation suffered from not having adequate personal protective equipment. That was huge. And because of our medical resources at Beaumont, we had expertise throughout the system to support us and verify we were doing the right things. This network supports our residents every day for all of their medical needs.”