courtesy of The Courier Post
Of 47 nursing homes in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, only nine were rated “much above average” by Medicare’s Top Nursing Home Compare website.
Brandywine Living at Moorestown was among the consistently highest performing nursing facilities in the tri-county region. The 37-bed, short-term rehabilitation unit is part of an assisted living center, and scored 19 stars out of a possible 20.
Brandywine CEO Brenda Bacon said her company once owned several large, busy nursing homes, but switched to assisted living in 2006. The small Moorestown unit is its only nursing facility.
To achieve high ratings, Bacon said, “You have to be ever-vigilant about every aspect of care and service.”
“This is not a job. This is a calling,” Bacon stressed. “There are people that are counting on you and depending on you to get them well again.”
“I say to people all the time, whether you’re in housekeeping or dietary or whatever, you didn’t come to work today to make a bed. That’s not your job. You came to work to change someone’s life. Instilling that in everybody that’s a part of our team is an important thing to do.”
AREA NURSING HOME RANKINGS
Burlington County’s top-ranked nursing homes:
• Brandywine Senior Care at Moorestown, 1205 N. Church St., Moorestown: 19 stars out of 20.