US News Best Nursing Home 2020 – 2021
This year, seven of its nursing homes were named among the Best Nursing Homes by the 2020-2021 U.S. News and World Report. This honor is achieved by only 21% of nursing homes nationwide. Lexington Health Care Centers of Bloomingdale, Chicago Ridge, Elmhurst, La Grange, Lombard, Schaumburg, and Lake Zurich were each individually recognized in the category of short-term rehabilitation. Lake Zurich earned the additional distinction of being among the best in the category of long-term care. View Full Press Release
The Joint Commission
Every three years, Lexington Health Network undergoes a rigorous on-site survey with all our locations and service lines to attain The Joint Commission’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation, and Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Certification option. The Joint Commission reviews and evaluates all areas of advanced rehabilitation services as well as those specific to the needs of all patients and residents, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication.
2017 McKnight’s Innovator of the Year
In 2014 we introduced an innovative service uniquely created for Lexington Health Network’s skilled nursing facilities to benefit our patients and residents. Lexington Health Network’s goal was to find opportunities to increase care after hours, but minimize stress on patients and residents. McKnight’s Long Term Care News awarded Lexington Heath Network the 2017 Innovator of the Year Gold Award in Technology. For more information about this award, follow this link.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 5-Star Rating System
Lexington Health Network maintains the highest quality of care as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. CMS created a rating system to assist consumers, their families, and caregivers to easily compare skilled nursing facilities and improve access to information. Ratings are based on scores for health inspections, staffing levels and quality measures. This rating system grew out of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) and quality improvement campaigns such as the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, a coalition of consumers, health care providers and nursing home professionals. The scoring system helps consumers compare facilities on equal footing. For more information on the 5-Star Rating system, please visit www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.
Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA)
Lexington Health Network is a proud member of the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), the Illinois State affiliate of the American Health Care Association. The IHCA represents over 500 licensed and certified long term care facilities and homes/programs for the frail, elderly and developmentally disabled throughout Illinois. IHCA helps member facilities provide care that will meet the physiological, psychological, environmental and spiritual needs of the residents that we serve. IHCA advocates on behalf of its members for the elderly and disabled, seeking to provide valued services, in a common sense regulatory system enabled by the funding necessary to provide high quality care and services.
American Health Care Association (AHCA)
Lexington Health Network is a proud member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), a national advocacy group representing the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders and the general public. AHCA members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in over 13,500 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities. AHCA advocates for individuals, who because of social needs, disability, trauma or illness, require services provided in a long term care setting. AHCA is committed to developing necessary and reasonable public policies which balance economic and regulatory principles to support quality care and quality of life.