FAIRFAX, VA—The Virginian has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. The rating evaluates post-acute short-term care for residents or patients recovering from a hospital stay, such as after a stroke, heart attack, infection or accidental injury. Only 16% of U.S skilled nursing facilities earned the Best Nursing Home designation this year.
The Virginian offers short-term rehabilitation services as part of The Virginian Senior Living Community, which is undergoing a $61 million multi-phase renovation through next year. Three areas where The Virginian surpassed both state and national outcomes include:
- Residents able to return home: 64.1% of residents were able to return home after being discharged, compared to 54.9% (Virginia) and 53.8% (U.S.) averages.
- Nurse staffing: 5 hours and 1 minute of nurse staffing per resident per day, compared with 3 hours and 29 minutes (Virginia) and 3 hours and 45 minutes (U.S.) averages.
- Physical therapist staffing: 10 minutes of physical rehabilitation per person per day, compared with 5 minutes (Virginia and U.S) averages.
“This recognition is a true acknowledgement of the work of The Virginian’s 65 member health care team,” said Jasmine Montgomery, the new health care administrator at The Virginian. “Our nursing staff nurtures every dimension of wellness—physical, emotional, social and spiritual—which combines with high-level skill and ability to offer a comprehensive approach to resident care.”
The Virginian also recently took first place in the Environments for Aging design award for Shenandoah Memory Care at The Virginian for its best-in-class memory care design. The Virginian offers a full continuum of care, with the option for additional services when and if residents need them. The community renovations will be completed in mid-2023, adding new high-end amenities and programs, multiple dining venues, a wine cellar, sports bar, indoor golf simulator, state-of-the-art theater, entertainment venues, three full-service salons, spa and swimming pool. In addition to a large beautiful outdoor courtyard, activity areas include pickleball, bocce ball, a putting green, ‘Central Bark’ dog park and fire pit area.