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The Willows at Howell among top senior living facilities in nation

Twenty Trilogy Health Services’ campuses, including one in Livingston County, have been named to a list of top senior living communities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Only 16% of U.S skilled-nursing facilities earned the “Best Nursing Home” designation this year, and among the 15 Trilogy campuses receiving that title across the four states the company operates facilities in (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan) was The Willows at Howell, noted for its a perfect 3/3 for short-term rehabilitation. It was the only Livingston County facility to receive the designation. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, that rating evaluates a nursing home’s quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after stroke, heart attack, infection or accidental injury.

62.3% of residents of The Willows at Howell were able to return home after being discharged. That compares favorably to Michigan’s average of 55.4% and the national average of 53.8%. It scored a 4/5 ranking overall.

The Best Nursing Homes methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of data obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Both short- and long-term ratings include data on consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits.

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