Life Care Center of Scottsdale, Arizona, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, was recently named a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.


“We have a team of amazing people who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for our patients, and this award exemplifies that dedication,” said Jennifer Mancebo, director of nursing at the facility.


For the 2018-19 list, the publication changed how it compiled its ratings. Centers around the country were rated in an Overall category, and those that offer short-term rehabilitation were rated in an additional category – Short-Stay Rehab. According to Mark White, vice president of specialty marketing at U.S. News, only 19 percent of nursing homes nationwide earned a “high-performing rating” in either category – the highest rating possible. A small percentage of that number earned the rating in both categories.


Life Care Center of Scottsdale is one of the elite facilities to earn the high-performing rating in both categories – Overall and Short-Stay Rehab.


The Short-Stay Rehab category takes into account staffing, outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care, as well as vaccination percentages, nursing staff training and other measures, while the Overall rating takes into account both short-stay and long-term care.


“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is validation of the passion, compassion and professionalism our associates at Life Care Center of Scottsdale bring to work every day to achieve the very highest in customer service,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “Members of this team truly love the people in their care. I am so proud of the national attention they are receiving.”


“Without true partners who are vested in providing their best to those they are entrusted to care for, an achievement of this magnitude would not be possible,” added Executive Director Victoria Furst. “Together, we are changing lives.”