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Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Recognized for Excellence in Long-Term Care

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Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Recognized for Excellence in Long-Term Care

In a recent national review of nursing homes, Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing in Wilkes-Barre was singled out for excellence in patient care. The facility, which provides short-term rehab and long-term skilled nursing care, earned the title of 2022-2023 Best Nursing Home in the latest U.S. News and World Report.

Meade Street Skilled Nursing earned the title while also achieving the highest possible rating – High Performing – in the category of long-term care. The local non-profit skilled nursing provider ranked in the top 16% of nursing homes nationwide.

U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. To be recognized as one of the 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes, a home must have been “High Performing” in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or both. Of the more than 15,000 nursing homes evaluated, 2,426 met those criteria. 1,658 homes were High Performing in short-term rehabilitation and 1,103 homes were High Performing in long-term care, and 335 were High Performing in both.

“We truly care about our patients, residents, staff, and facility,” commented Helene George, NHA, MHA, Administrator of Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing. “This award is welcome recognition of the daily efforts of our staff and leadership to deliver the highest level of care for our patients and residents.”

Allied Services Meade Street is part of a senior living community in Wilkes-Barre that includes personal care, memory care, and hospice care. The Skilled Nursing facility is undergoing a large-scale remodeling project to provide an updated living environment with enhancements that support the safety, well-being, and comfort of patients, residents, staff, and visitors.

U.S. News Long-Term Care Ratings rate eligible nursing homes in the care of people in need of daily assistance with medical and non-medical needs. The data used to evaluate these homes come from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and include metrics of nurse staffing, best practices in preventive care and resident safety, flu vaccination rates and minimizing the need for and use of hypnotic medications.

PHOTO ID: left to right, Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing representatives Rebecca McMahon, OTR/L, Therapy Director; Kimberly Yablonski, RN, Director of Nursing; Helene George, NHA, MHA, Administrator; Diane Pilarcik, RNAC.

About Meade Street Skilled Nursing

Allied Services is the provider of choice for quality, skilled care for both short-term and long-term care residents. The facility offers 71 private rooms, unique to Meade Street Skilled Nursing. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day with RNs/LPNs and certified nursing assistants. A Medical Director is on staff and physicians are available 24 hours a day. A full range of skilled nursing services is provided, including:

  • Short-term rehab including physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Long term care
  • Nursing services
  • Dietary services
  • Memory care
  • Recreation Therapy

We’re investing millions in Meade Street Skilled Nursing for the benefit of our patients, residents, and staff. The tasteful new lobby, exquisite dining room, modernized nursing stations, and comfortable resident rooms are just part of our commitment to improving the community where we live and work.