River Garden named top nursing home in Florida

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River Garden received a “Top Performance” rating from U.S., joining 121 other nursing homes in Florida with the designation.

The news outlet used data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medical & Medicaid Services (CMS), to rate the homes as either "poor" or "top-performing" on a scale of one to five. U.S. News & World Report evaluated nursing home performance over time, with much of the emphasis placed on a strong performance in medical procedures.

To receive a high rating, homes had to provide significantly more than the required minimum of rehabilitation therapy. All nursing homes on the list accept residents covered by Medicaid, Medicare or both.

The 121 listed nursing homes labeled as "top-performing" received a rating of 4.5 or greater. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are 685 total nursing homes in Florida. 

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