Thirteen Brookdale Home Health Agencies Capture National Honor

Eight Are Multiple Winners in Quality Review

Dec 08, 2015, 08:00 ET from Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) Home Health agencies have been named among the 2015 HomeCare Elite, an initiative that recognizes the top-performing home health providers across the United States. Eight of the Brookdale agencies have won multiple times during the 10-year history of the HomeCare Elite and one has been singled out for special recognition by the program, which analyzes providers on an array of publicly reported measures. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of an independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line. 

The HomeCare Elite program identifies the top 25% of the nation's nearly 10,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies. It bases the determination on the quality of outcomes and the patient experience, along with implementation of best practices and other related measures.

One of the honored Brookdale Home Health agencies, located in Lexington, Ky., has captured the HomeCare Elite designation six times, a stature achieved by just 4% of the recognized organizations. Another, in Westlake, Ohio, has done so five times, something attained by only 5%. Three agencies, Brookdale Home Health Corpus Christi in Texas, Brookdale Home Health Birmingham in Oneonta, Ala., and Brookdale Home Health Holland in St. Joseph, Mich. have been recognized four times, which just 7% of the organizations have achieved. In addition, Brookdale Home Health Birmingham has placed among the top 500 of 2,431 agencies recognized this year.

"Recognition by the HomeCare Elite initiative is an honor," said Shad Morgheim, division president of Brookdale healthcare services. "It demonstrates our commitment to providing clients with the highest quality of care and recognizes the dedication of our associates. Each is passionate about having a positive impact every day on those we serve."

The winning Brookdale Home Health agencies are:

Agency name; location                             

 Number of years honored

Brookdale Home Health Albuquerque; Albuquerque, N.M.           

1

Brookdale Home Health Birmingham; Oneonta, Ala.                 

              4 (also in this year's Top 500)

Brookdale Home Health Lexington; Lexington, Ky.                   

6

Brookdale Home Health Cleveland; Westlake, Ohio                     

5

Brookdale Home Health Columbus; Columbus, Ohio                     

3

Brookdale Home Health Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi, Texas         

4

Brookdale Home Health Houston; Houston, Texas                           

1

Brookdale Home Health DFW; Arlington, Texas                           

2

Brookdale Home Health Holland; St. Joseph, Mich.                      

4

Brookdale Home Health Kansas; Salina, Kan.                             

2

Brookdale Overland Park; Overland Park, Kan.                            

1

Brookdale Home Health OKC; Oklahoma City, Okla.                   

1

Innovative Senior Care Home Health; Durham, N.C.                       

1

 

Brookdale operates 62 home health agencies and 23 branch offices. For more information on Brookdale, visit brookdale.com.

About Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with approximately 1,132 communities in 47 states and the ability to serve over 110,000 residents. Through its ancillary services program, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health, personalized living and hospice services.

Contact: Kristin Puckett, 615-564-8481, kpuckett@brookdale.com

SOURCE Brookdale Senior Living Inc.



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