Asbury Communities’ commitment to excellence was recognized by U.S. News & World Report, which named The Oaks at Bethany Village a 2020-2021 Best Nursing Home. Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 15,000 nursing homes across the United States based on a wide range of quality measures. Congratulations to Bethany Village, a continuing care retirement community located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., which provides independent senior living with a continuum of on-site supportive and health care services.
“This goes a long way for our staff, as it relates to their investment and the work that they do with those we serve, especially now during these challenging times with COVID-19,” Bethany Village Executive Director Brian Grundusky said. “It shows that we’re doing everything we need to do to protect residents.”
Asbury Solomons’ skilled nursing also received a high-performing rating for long-term care, while Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village received a high-performing rating for short-term rehabilitation care. Bethany Village led all Asbury communities by receiving multiple top ratings: earning high-performing ratings in both short-term and long-term care.
Asbury Solomons Director of Nursing DeeDee Williams added that the rating is a result of teamwork between different departments at the community. “Establishing and being able to maintain high quality standards of care and meeting the [Quality Metrics] from a state regulation takes an entire team,” Williams said. “It’s not something that one person can do alone. It definitely is a team effort from nursing to rehab, to wellness, to housekeeping, to dining services.” Asbury Methodist Village Associate Executive Director Rachel Karish says the bond between associates and residents creates meaningful relationships. “I think it validates all of the hard work that goes into providing excellent care and making connections and relationships, especially during COVID-19,” Karish said. “With visitation limited during the pandemic, we become their family for them. And I think it just brings the health care we provide to a whole new level. It’s not just health care, it’s creating relationships.”