U.S. News and World Report has named Rocky Hill’s 60 West nursing home as one of the best in the nation.
By Kathleen McWilliams ROCKY HILL (November 19, 2018 –
“We were really excited,” Jessica DeRing, the nursing home’s administrator said. “We’ve done a great job here.”
The 95-bed nursing home opened in 2013 and provides skilled care to patients who are challenging to place in traditional nursing homes. The home includes a memory care unit for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as a neurobehavioral rehabilitation unit for those with acquired brain injuries.
60 West also cares for select prison parolees and state mental health patients who are often referrals from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, as well as the state Department of Correction.
The award from U.S. News and World report was based off of the home’s five-star rating from Medicare for the last three years.
“We have an excellent regulatory rating history over the five years we’ve been open,” said Michael Landi, chief operating officer for iCare Health Network, the company that operates the home. “When we opened, the idea was to be quiet, do the work and just hope it proves itself. This is validation for being a really good resource for the state.”
The five-star rating from Medicare stems from routine visits and evaluations by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. State employees assess the condition of the facility, interview residents and review medical records to evaluate the home.
DeRing said the team at 60 West is always looking for the best way to care for their patients. Read the full story here…