GLENDALE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the skilled nursing facility at Windsor Manor in Glendale (www.windsormanorscph.com) was judged one of the top five in California, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Owned and operated by nonprofit Southern California Presbyterian Homes (www.scphs.com), Windsor Manor's 28-bed skilled nursing unit is part of a larger, 137-residence senior living community. It has 117 residents and 105 employees.
Windsor Manor received five stars, the most possible, from the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A facility's overall rating is tied to its performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and medical care. Homes are ranked in tiers according to their star ratings in the three individual areas. Within each tier, order is alphabetical. Windsor Manor is in the first tier.
According to the methodology used by U.S. News, the topmost tier consists of homes that not only got five stars overall, but five stars in each of the three underlying elements for a perfect score of 15.
"We are very proud of the quality care provided at all our residences, and are particularly proud to be recognized by U.S. News for our standard of care," said John H. Cochrane III, president and CEO of Southern California Presbyterian Homes. "We take our responsibility and commitment to our residents seriously."
Michael Walper, executive director of Windsor Manor, added "our residents know when they come here to live, they can expect nothing but the best in terms of the care we provide. We stand behind our record."
U.S. News conducts research in areas of health plans, nursing homes and hospitals, among others, then provides an annual ranking of the best in each category around the country.
About Southern California Presbyterian Homes
Glendale, Calif.-based Southern California Presbyterian Homes (SCPH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality housing, health and support services for more than 5,200 older adults of all faiths throughout California. Since its founding in 1955, SCPH has developed a broad range of programs and services, which include residential living, assisted care and skilled nursing provided through six Continuing Care Retirement Communities and four Assisted Living Residences/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly; home care and adult day care services; and 24 affordable housing communities. For more information, visit www.scphs.com.
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SOURCE Southern California Presbyterian Homes