Several nursing homes in region ranked the best
U.S. News & World Report evaluated 15,000 facilities nationally

By Joe Vandelaarschot

Feb. 21, 2019

Catholic Memorial junior Sam Kramer works with Linden Grove resident Gloria Hellner to help her learn about a new feature of the It’s Never 2 Late computer system in 2016.
File photo

Several nursing homes in the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties were recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as some of the best for 2018-19.

On the list from Washington County were: Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center, West Bend; and Samaritan Health Center, West Bend.

For Waukesha County, making the list were: Shorehaven Health & Rehabilitation Center, Oconomowoc; Care Age of Brookfield, Brookfield; LindenGrove New Berlin, New Berlin; and LindenGrove Waukesha, Waukesha.

Sarah Chudnow Campus in Mequon and Heritage Health Services in Port Washington, both in Ozaukee County, made the list.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, in every state. The rating is based on performance in long-term care or rehabilitation services evaluating medical quality, nurse staffing, health inspections and rehabilitation therapy.

Cedar Community’s long-term care is rated better than average with an overall nurse staffing as better than average, while medical care quality measures is high performing. Cedar Community’s short-term rehabilitation received a high performing rating, with many categories rating much higher than the national average.

“Cedar Community’s level of care exemplifies the quality of team members who provide a high-level of resident care and live by our mission of ‘creating life-enhancing relationships, services and environments’ for our residents and patients,” said Kelli DeRuyter, Administrator.

LindenGrove of Waukesha County has an overall rating of better than average and was also recognized for its level of care.

U.S. News & World Report’s findings are shared on their Nursing Home Finder webpage, Cedar Community is also a Medicare five-star rated nursing home, These ratings provide valuable information for potential residents and their families navigating retirement facilities allowing them to make informed decisions about the quality of care provided.

LindenGrove’s Marketing Director Erica Hayes said the facility is pleased with the recognition and is always striving to best serve its residents.