Ascension Living Villa Franciscan Place Named to Best Nursing Homes List

Ascension Living Villa Franciscan Place, a skilled nursing facility located at 210 North Springfield Avenue in Joliet, has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Short-term Rehabilitation Centers.” U.S. News and World Report identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 after evaluating more than 15,000 sites nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. 

“This designation is a testament to the dedication, personalized care and service provided by every member of the Ascension Living Villa Franciscan Place team who are driven by a commitment to delivering quality care and living out our mission,” said Danny Stricker, president, Ascension Living. “It truly is an honor to have Villa Franciscan Place as one of the 13 of our communities nationally recognized by this leading publication.” 

The 12th edition of the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes merges extensive information about care, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for residents and staff, flu and pneumonia vaccination rates, and infection control performance. This year’s methodology includes an emphasis on skilled nursing facilities meeting certain standards of resident safety. These standards include a minimum threshold for the staff COVID-19 vaccination rate, appropriate use of antipsychotic drugs and visits to the emergency department, among other criteria.

“U.S. News takes pride in providing relevant, up-to-date information when making any sort of healthcare decision,” said Zach Adams, health data engineer at U.S. News. “Profiles now include resident and staff COVID-19 vaccination rates alongside information on how to pay for a facility. This important information can help families, residents and caregivers make a decision that keeps safety and accessibility at the highest priority.”

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