Westchester Village of Lenexa Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

LENEXA, Kansas — Westchester Village of Lenexa was recently recognized for earning top ratings in both the 2019–2020 U.S. News & World Report Short-Term Rehabilitation Rating and the Long-Term Care Rating. Over 15,000 nursing facilities were rated by U.S. News — only 420 earned top ratings in both categories.

With so many facilities, the Best Nursing Home rating (introduced in 2009) not only helps caregivers and older Americans find the closest facility but the highest-rated one in their area.

U.S. News Editor and Chief Content Officer Kim Kastro said, “For the aging population in America, a nursing home should meet the specific level of care based on the needs of each patient or resident. … These ratings help individuals and their families begin their search for senior care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional and in-depth on-site visits.”

This year, U.S. News introduced two changes to its rating system — a new Long-Term Care Rating and a new approach to calculating the data. The U.S. News website says the Long-Term Care rating “evaluates a home’s ability to care for residents who need daily assistance with medical needs such as administering medications and non-medical needs such as dressing, eating and using the bathroom.” Both the Short-Term Rehabilitation Rating and Long-Term Care Rating no longer rely on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Nursing Home Care program; instead, both ratings rely on public CMS data published in August.

Courtney O’Connor, executive director of Westchester Village of Lenexa, said, “The Westchester team comes to work each day not to earn awards but to give our residents high-quality care, attention, and service. However, awards like this help us know that our work is effective and valuable. I’m extremely proud of each team member for representing the Westchester name so well.”

The only other Kansas City area facility to earn top ratings in both categories is The Bishop Spencer Place at 4301 Madison Avenue. Earning both awards puts these facilities in the top 3 percent of facilities in the country.

To see a full list of Westchester Village of Lenexa’s awards, go to WestchesterVillageLenexa.com/Awards

Life is great at Westchester Village of Lenexa. Here, you can live life on the go, or just relax. Designed with active seniors in mind, Westchester Village of Lenexa provides a secure environment where you can enjoy the independence and privacy of your own apartment, free of the day-to-day burdens of homeownership. Everything you need is right here at Westchester Village of Lenexa.

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