These are the 10 best nursing homes in Pennsylvania – PennLive

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Which nursing homes are the best in Pennsylvania? Newsweek teamed up with data research firm Statista Inc. to find out.

They analyzed more than 15,000 nursing homes in 20 states (selected based on population) and came up with a list of 406 that they recognize as being among the best, including 39 in Pennsylvania.

The analysis looked at single branches of nursing homes, not groups or chains. The nursing homes had to have at least 150 certified beds to be considered. They relied upon a "reputation survey" of medical experts, and data on the nursing homes' performance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More information about the methodology is available here.

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These are the 10 nursing homes Newsweek says are the best in Pennsylvania, including several in central Pennsylvania:

No. 10 - Rehab at Shannondell, (Audubon, Montgomery County)

Rehab at Shannondell specializes in orthopaedic rehab, cardiac rehab and skilled nursing care, for adults of all ages.

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No. 9 - Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, (Elizabethtown, Lancaster County)

Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, a continuing care retirement community, is one of three Lancaster County nursing homes on the list.

No. 8 - Attleboro Nursing & Rehab Center, (Langhorne, Bucks County)

Attleboro is a continuing care retirement community, offering independent living, personal care and skilled nursing.

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No. 7 - Abramson Senior Care Residence, (North Wales, Montgomery County)

Abramson Center, with roots that go back to 1866, is a continuing care retirement community serving the Philadelphia area.

No. 6 - Southeastern Veterans' Center, (Spring City, Chester County)

This facility was dedicated in December 1986.

No. 5 - Glen Hazel Center, (Pittsburgh, Allegheny County)

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No. 4 - Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village, (Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County)

Out of Cumberland Countys 17 nursing homes, Messiah Lifeways is the only one to make the list. Founded in 1896, the non-profit organization offers resident communities, nursing care, life coaching, enrichment opportunities and community support services. It is a continuing care retirement community.

No. 3 - The Lutheran Home at Topton, (Topton, Berks County)

The Lutheran Home at Topton is a continuing care retirement community. It offers independent living, personal care, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and traditional skilled nursing.

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No. 2 - Mennonite Home, (Lancaster, Lancaster County)

The Mennonite Home was founded in 1903. It is a continuing care retirement community, offering personal care, rehab care, secure memory care and nursing care.Lancaster County is well represented on the top-10 list. Three out of the 10 call Lancaster County home.

No. 1 - The Glen at Willow Valley, (Lancaster, Lancaster County)

The Glen offers a range of support services from short-term rehab due to surgery or illness, to more specialized memory support for Alzheimers and other cognitive disorders. It is a continuing care retirement community.

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Eight of the top 10 are continuing care retirement communities. Newsweek identifies a continuing care retirement community as "part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing home, CCRCs offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating residents' changing needs. Upon entering, healthy adults can reside independently in single-family homes, apartments or condominiums. When assistance with everyday activities becomes necessary, they can move into assisted living or nursing care facilities."

All of the top 10 nursing homes offer resident council, identified by Newsweek as "an independent, organized group of persons living in a nursing facility who meet on a regular basis to discuss concerns, develop suggestions, and plan activities."

Five of the top 10 offer family council. According to Newsweek, "A family council operates by and for families of persons who live in nursing homes and boarding care homes. Family Council participants advocate for the well-being of their relatives by partnering with them in promoting and enhancing quality of daily life."

A comprehensive look:

For a look at other Pennsylvania nursing homes that made the list, and their rank, you can access the full report here.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in its September 2019 report, highlights nursing home inspection and sanction information.The department also maintains a searchable database that provides patient care and building safety surveys as well as other information about the nearly 700 nursing home in the state.

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