The Five Towns Premier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the only skilled nursing facility in the Five Towns area of Nassau County, is proud to announce that it has been selected by a U.S. News and World Report survey as one of the best skilled nursing facilities on Long Island.

“We have worked hard and are proud to receive a very high rating for short-term rehabilitation and to make the list of top nursing homes in U.S. News and World Report,” said Joseph Benden, the administrator of The Five Towns Premier.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual ratings of the best nursing homes in the country include just 19 on Long Island, across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Just under 3,000 nursing homes in the whole country earned the designation of being a “U.S. News Best Nursing Home” for 2019–20. Researchers evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes. All Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes that were part of the July 2019 CMS nursing home provider census that was made available in August 2019 were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report.

The Five Towns Premier received particularly high ratings for its short-term-care rehabilitation and recovery program. The short-term rehabilitation rating was based on 10 quality measures focusing on staffing, outcomes, resident complaints, and processes of care. U.S. News and World Report used scientific literature review, expert consultation, and statistical modeling to select these measures. This rating evaluates a nursing home’s quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after a stroke, heart attack, infection, or accidental injury. The Five Towns Premier scored highly in important categories such as registered nurse staffing, consistent nurse staffing, physical therapist staffing, and low in emergency room visits during the resident stay.

At The Five Towns Premier, every resident receives a custom recovery plan, based on their initial evaluation and continuing through their discharge, that is designed to help them regain their independence. The Premier offers respiratory, physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a daily basis, seven days a week, allowing residents to reach their rehabilitation goals. The Five Towns Premier’s therapeutic approach has demonstrated benefits as the percentage of residents who are able to return to living at home after their rehabilitation program is 20 percent higher than the national and New York State averages for nursing homes.

The Five Towns Premier Care team has been lauded for their person-centric approach to care while applying progressive therapy approaches in a distinctly warm, nurturing manner. At the heart of the rehabilitation program is the expansive, 4,800-square-foot health club-style rehab gym, equipped with cutting-edge technology and equipment to service a wide variety of resident needs. The interdisciplinary rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists working together. As found in the U.S. News and World Report survey, The Five Towns Premier boasts a higher than average staffing level for physical therapy which results in better outcomes for the residents’ rehabilitation.

The Five Towns Premier is a 280-bed skilled nursing facility located in Woodmere, Long Island. It is the only nursing facility under the kosher supervision of the Vaad of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. The facility also boasts a full-time synagogue with a full-time rabbi and daily prayer services for the residents and members of the community. The Five Towns Premier is constantly engaged with the community and hosts programming for residents, their families, students, and community members so that The Five Towns Premier’s residents remain involved with the neighborhood during their rehabilitation.


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