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U.S. News & World Report  Names Westminster’s Arbour Healthcare Center Among Best in Nation

AUSTIN – JANUARY 16, 2023 − Westminster retirement community’s Arbour Healthcare Center has again been nationally recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.  Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers shopping for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.

Westminster’s 85-bed Arbour at Westminster Healthcare Center received a top 5/5 rating. Westminster earned its U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care in the country. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those that satisfy the publication’s assessment of consistent performance in quality measures.

“We have been recognized by U.S. News for many years in several categories and it’s especially gratifying to receive high praises for the quality of our healthcare services, the key to healthy retirement living. This award comes with excellent training, outstanding healthcare facilities, and the devotion our associates and healthcare professionals have to our residents and their families, which defines the Westminster culture,” said Chuck Borst, executive director of Westminster who joined the community 16 years ago to manage and expand the Arbour Healthcare Center. “One of Westminster’s core values is dedicated and engaged associates,” continues Borst. “We strive to provide our employees with more than jobs, we offer them fulfilling careers.”

Anthony JacksonAccording to Anthony Jackson, Certified Nursing Assistant at the Arbour Healthcare Center, Westminster is a truly rewarding place to work both personally and professionally.  As a new associate, Jackson was recently nominated for the prestigious Tauri Award for his optimism and dedication to teamwork that keeps the morale strong at the community’s Healthcare Center. “I love coming to work each day and enjoy my interaction with co-workers and residents who rely on us for care. It’s an honor to work at a nationally recognized community where we know we are making a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of residents,” said Jackson.

For the 2024 edition, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes on patient and resident outcomes, such as staffing levels, infection rates; use of antipsychotic drugs; health inspection results, ER visits and re-hospitalization, management stability, and other indicators of quality.

U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes ratings give patients, senior residents, their families and caregivers an objective assessment of quality, to help them choose the facility that best fits their individual needs,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Nursing homes that have earned the recognition of U.S. News have a track record of achieving better outcomes for patients and residents, and maximizing the amount of care they receive from nurses and other staff.”

To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety and outcomes.

For more information, visit Best Nursing Homes and use #BestNursingHomes on Facebook and X (formally Twitter).

About Westminster

Established in 1967, Westminster is one of Austin’s premier and first retirement communities. Operating as a not-for-profit community, Westminster is managed by Life Care Services LLC, and provides modern residences, state-of-the-art health care and other amenities to residents seeking comfortable and culturally enriching lifestyles in Central Austin. For more information, call (512) 454-4711 or visit www.westminsteraustintx.org and follow Westminster on Facebook and Instagram @WestminsterAustin.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.