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Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit as US News & World Report Best Nursing Home

Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit as US News & World Report Best Nursing Home

Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit has been recognized as a top-performing facility for short-term rehabilitation. It joins the Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit among the top 19% of facilities nationwide that were recognized as Best Nursing Homes by the 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report. 

Allied Services’ Transitional Rehabilitation Units provide short-stay inpatient care aimed at helping patients recover their mobility and independence following an injury, illness, or surgery. They combine comprehensive rehab services and round-the-clock nursing care, utilizing advanced rehab technology and a multidisciplinary team led by a rehabilitation physician. This care ensures a smooth and efficient transition from hospital to home, supporting patients in regaining their health and independence efficiently and safely.

“We are honored to be recognized as a US News and World Report Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehab," commented Karen Kearney, MSW, Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation. "This accolade is a testament to our staff's dedication and hard work, who consistently go above and beyond to provide exceptional care to our residents. Our commitment to excellence in rehabilitation services ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care, helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes and return to their daily lives with improved health and independence."

Transitional rehab is categorized as nursing home care because it provides comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services, including 24-hour nursing care, under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals.

Nursing home care can be needed anywhere from a few days or weeks after hospitalization to later years if aging family members can no longer live independently. To help find the best match for a loved one, U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes throughout the country and rated most of them in two different areas: short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.

To be recognized as one of the 2024 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes, a home must have been “High Performing” in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, or both. Of the 15,007 nursing homes evaluated by U.S. News, 2,804 (19%) met those criteria.

Allied Services provides short- and long-term rehabilitation to more than 2100 patients yearly at its 5 skilled nursing and transitional rehab facilities in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. In total, four Allied Services facilities earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving ratings of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation and/or Long-Term Care:

  • Allied Services Scranton Transitional Rehab Unit: Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit: Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Allied Services Center City Skilled Nursing: Long-Term Care
  • Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing: Long-Term Care

The U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about the quality of care. Individuals can easily conduct customized research for a highly rated nursing home by location, size, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

This year’s methodology included, but was not limited to, information on outcome and quality measures, inspections, and other structural details for each nursing home. Staffing measures, rate of substantiated complaints, use of antipsychotic drugs, deficiencies per resident, ability to self-care, and rates of flu vaccination were also included. As part of the methodology, additional restrictions were implemented on nursing homes earning a High Performing rating (and thus being considered eligible to be labeled a “Best Nursing Home”). The restrictions and a count of how many homes were affected by each can be found in the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes methodology report.

Find the Best Transitional Care in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre

Our two Transitional Care units are in our award-winning Rehab Hospitals in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. This gives our patients access to the most highly qualified therapists and nurses and the latest therapies and technologies for the best outcomes.

Continue your recovery with Transitional Care, call us today at 570-348-1359 (Scranton) or 570-826-3885 (Wilkes-Barre).

PHOTO ID left to right, Leah Anderson, OTR/L, Rehab Director, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit; Chris Minich, NHA, OTR/L, Assistant Vice President and Administrator, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit; Deborah Monelli, RN, Director of Nursing, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit.