Fair Acres was named one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes” by Newsweek

Published: November 18, 2022

Owned and operated by the County of Delaware, Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Delaware County was named one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes for 2023” by Newsweek.

From 11,722 nursing homes analyzed nationwide, Newsweek selected the top 4% — just 475 nursing homes — for recognition. Performance data, peer recommendations, COVID-19 management and facility accreditations were considered, with Fair Acres ranking 25th among Pennsylvania nursing homes.

“Delaware County Council congratulates the hard-working and dedicated Fair Acres staff, led by Director Bill D’Amico, on this truly well-deserved award,” said Christine Reuther, Delaware County Councilwoman. “The past few years have been exceptionally challenging for those working in long-term care facilities due to the pandemic, and I am proud that our team at Fair Acres has weathered this difficult time with grace and unwavering professionalism.”

Lima-based Fair Acres is the largest skilled nursing facility in Delaware County, housing up to 874 residents at any given time and has been in operation for over 200 years, providing quality care to Delaware County residents.

Fair Acres provides long-term care for any adult, young or old, with a documented need for 24-hour nursing care and offers short-term rehabilitation residencies for individuals.

In addition, Fair Acres serves as a geriatric training site for local colleges, universities and nursing schools.

About the ranking:

Statista used CMS data to determine nursing home performance. For peer recommendations, Statista invited over 10,000 medical experts to complete an online survey. In addition, experts from across the US were invited to participate in newsweek.com’s Best Nursing Homes by State poll. Statista and Newsweek used CMS data to calculate a COVID-19 score for each facility to identify nursing homes that had the best possible response and protocols during the pandemic. For the first time, Joint Commission International (JCI) nursing home accreditations have been included in the assessment model. The overall rating is the weighted average of Performance Data Score (35 percent), Reputation Score (35 percent), COVID-19 Score (25 percent), and Accreditation Score (5 percent).

Residents interested in more information about Fair Acres, including registration requirements, can visit their website at www.fairacres.org.