U.S. News Selects The Commons in Lincoln for Best Nursing Homes List

Lincoln Continuing Care Retirement Community Earns Top Scores
for Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

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Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that The Commons in Lincoln, a Benchmark continuing care retirement community in Lincoln, Mass., has been selected by U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year as having some of the best skilled nursing and rehabilitation care in the country. The Commons is recognized in U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes for 2019 – 2020, which is out today following an evaluation of over 15,000 facilities. The community is now among an elite list of communities nationwide; just 19% of U.S. nursing homes were recognized as “high-performers.”

The Commons earned the highest score possible for its short-term rehabilitation. New to last year’s survey, this rating is designed to provide patients with a clearer view of the quality of care provided by nursing homes to short-term patients staying at the facility for less than 100 days. These residents are generally in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness.

Facilities were evaluated based on a number of criteria, including the availability of appropriate rehabilitation services, care, safety, health inspections, staffing and consistent performance across all national quality measures. In addition, the ratings relied on some of the data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes, including outcome and quality measures, health inspections and nursing staffing hours.

“Our compassionate, experienced associates are called to care every day for our residents and work to be the Benchmark. So, it’s encouraging to have our care recognized again by U.S. News,” says Reynaldo LeBlanc, campus executive director of The Commons in Lincoln.  “Our rigorous internal auditing process coupled with our associates’ commitment to keeping our residents connected to who and what matters most is really what drives our excellent care.”

The Commons is a continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The community features exceptional maintenance-free senior housing, a wide variety of premium services and amenities and a full continuum of on-site health care. In addition to being a two-time U.S. News Best Nursing Home, the skilled nursing care at The Commons has also received a 2018 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

To view the U.S. News Nursing Home Finder visit http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

About Benchmark 
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 60 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and continuing care retirement communities in eight states. Certified for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work, Benchmark in 2019 moved up to the number 15 spot on FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services list of large companies in the senior housing and care category and ranked number five among senior living companies with 50 or more communities. Benchmark has been named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 12 years it has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal as a top workplace, and by the Boston Business Journal, Providence Business News and Hartford Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, 603.502.0469.

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