Friendship Village of Schaumburg's Briarwood Healthcare Center has been reported as being one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News and World Report. This prestigious honor is awarded to only the top nursing homes, providing high quality and attentive care. "Our commitment is to always provide the very best resident-centered care," said Stephen Yenchek, CEO/President of Friendship Senior Options, which sponsors Friendship Village. "This recognition as reported by U.S. News and World Report is a great honor and just reaffirms that we are successfully fulfilling our promise to our residents and their families. It is the result of a great deal of work and commitment on the part of our dedicated staff at Briarwood."
Friendship Village is a leading Chicago continuing care retirement community offering a complete continuum of care including independent living garden and apartment homes, assisted living and memory support. Briarwood Healthcare Center at Friendship Village provides skilled care and short- and long-term rehabilitation services.
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U.S. News and World Report is a leading provider of service news and information that focuses on important and relevant issues. The study on nursing homes was undertaken as U.S. News and World Report acknowledges their important role in society. In their report they explained, "On any given morning this year, roughly 1.4 million individuals including one in every 34 individuals 65 and older will wake up in a U.S. nursing home. We want to help families find a good and caring facility for those they cherish."
The designation of the top nursing homes was made as U.S. News and World Report collected data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Ratings are based on the absence or low incidence of deficiencies in state-conducted health inspections, nursing staff time with residents and quality of medical care.
U.S. News reported on nearly 16,000 nursing homes across the country. Only 3,867 receiving an overall five-star rating. In Illinois, only 21.9 percent achieved this rating.
Friendship Village is a leading Chicago continuing care retirement community offering a complete continuum of care including independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation services. For more than 35 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information visit www.FriendshipVillage.org