Released: November 18, 2022
Delaware County’s Fair Acres Geriatric Center, owned and operated by the County of Delaware, has been named one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes for 2023” by Newsweek.
Out of 11,722 nursing homes analyzed across the country, Newsweek selected the top 4% — just 475 nursing homes — for recognition. Performance data, peer recommendations, the handling of COVID-19, and the facility’s accreditations were taken into consideration, with Fair Acres ranking 25th among Pennsylvania nursing homes.
“Delaware County Council congratulates the hard-working and dedicated staff at Fair Acres, led by Director Bill D’Amico, for this truly well-earned distinction,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther. “The last few years have been extraordinarily challenging for those who work at long-term care facilities due to the pandemic, and I am proud that our team at Fair Acres has weathered this difficult period with grace and unwavering professionalism.”
Fair Acres, located in Lima, is the largest skilled nursing facility in Delaware County, accommodating up to 874 residents at any given time, and has been in operation and providing quality care to the residents of Delaware County for over 200 years.
Fair Acres provides long term care for any adult, young or old, with a demonstrated need for 24-hour-a-day nursing care and offers short term rehabilitation stays for individuals.
In addition, Fair Acres serves as a geriatric training site for local colleges, universities and nursing schools.
Statista used CMS data to determine the performance of nursing homes. For peer recommendations, Statista invited over 10,000 medical experts to an online survey. Additionally, experts from all over the U.S. could participate in the survey of the Best Nursing Homes by State on newsweek.com. Statista and Newsweek calculated a COVID-19 score for each facility, using CMS data, to identify nursing homes which have had the best possible response and protocols during the pandemic. For the first time, nursing homes accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI) have been added to the scoring model. The overall rating is the weighted average of the performance data score (35 percent), reputation score (35 percent, COVID-19 score (25 percent) and the accreditation score (5 percent).
Residents interested in more information about Fair Acres, including enrollment requirements, can visit their website at www.fairacres.org.