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U.S. News Names Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center a Best Nursing Home

LENOX — Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is among the 19% of U.S. skilled-nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for long-term care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy its assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“We are honored that Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center has been recognized in this new long-term care rating for U.S. News this year,” said Bill Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare. “Our caregivers strive to provide the highest-quality care, and we are gratified that an unbiased assessment came to the same conclusion — that we are among the best in Massachusetts.”

Now in its 10th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing, and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect the publication’s exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology that evaluates factors that most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.