Wednesday, May 27, 2015

National Senior Health & Fitness Day!




“Mom just got a hip replacement. She has to be out of the hospital, but she’s 

too sick to go home. What should we do?”

“Dad has dementia, and his health has declined to the point that it’s unsafe for 

him to be at home. Help!”

“I need somewhere to recover from heart surgery. I don’t want to be a burden 

to my kids and wish there were somewhere I could go with advanced medical 

care. Do I have any options?”

Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home … or in 

a hospital. We all know that home health companies can come in and take 

care of the basics. But if you need more advanced medical care, help is 

available in what is called a “post-acute” care center, also known as a “nursing 

home.”

Nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. But what most people 

don’t know is that there are really good ones out there—rehabilitative centers 

that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more 

personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital.

“Where can I find this heaven on earth?” You may ask. Welcome 

BestNursingHomes.com. This is an online site, provided free to the public by 

the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, that lists five-star nursing homes 

and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 

Services.

What’s different about this site than others?

1. BestNursingHomes.com lists ONLY the best sites. Anything on the list has 

been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.

2. There’s no annoying sales center. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit 

organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good 

places to go. It’s a free list.

3. You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to 

contact you when you search the site.

4. You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you 

like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.

5. You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen 

upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow 

photos and videos.

6. You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes 

uses proprietary software to get real reviews from real residents and family 

members. And they’re authentic—there’s no gaming from competitors or 

advertisers.

Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of 

North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it 

his life's work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the 

development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very 

grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” 

said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for 

Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous 

philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the 

patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and 

North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best 

practices in skilled nursing.”

For more information about Best Nursing Homes or the Association of Skilled 

Nursing Providers, please contact Dr. Cook at 

amyc@bestnursinghomes.com or 949-813-0182.

#spon I received compensation for this post. 

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