KAUKAUNA, Wis. (December 4, 2023) — St. Paul Elder Services (SPES), a community dedicated to enriching the life experience of the individuals it serves, is proud to announce that its short-term rehabilitation and long-term care programs have been recognized as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report, earning two Best Nursing Homes awards for 2024. This is the second year in a row that SPES’ short-term rehabilitation program has earned this recognition.
The ratings are based on several quality measures including nurse staffing, patient outcomes and patient safety scores as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) data. SPES consistently outperformed both the Wisconsin and national averages across most key indicators of quality, ranking in the top 19% of skilled nursing facilities surveyed across the country.
“This award is not only a testament to the excellent care provided by our associates, but also to our culture of compassion and commitment to enriching the lives of those we serve,” said Sondra Norder, president and chief executive officer of St. Paul Elder Services. “We are proud to offer exceptional care and this recognition confirms that our efforts are making a difference.”
According to U.S. News, 1.2 million individuals, including 8% of individuals aged 85 and older, live in a U.S. nursing home. Its ratings are a way to help families research and find a nursing home that excels in the type of care they need. Short-term rehabilitation may follow a hospital stay or illness, such as surgery, stroke, heart attack, injury or other conditions. Long-term care is for patients who need daily assistance with medical tasks such as administering medications and non-medical needs such as dressing, eating and using the bathroom.