The Mayflower Retirement Community at Winter Park has been named a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mayflower earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures

The Mayflower is a small community with 60 beds and has nonprofit, corporate ownership. Mayflower Healthcare Center is a part of a continuing care retirement community. It participates in Medicare.

The short-term rehabilitation rating evaluates a nursing home’s quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after stroke, heart attack, infection or accidental injury. The long-term care rating evaluates a home’s ability to care for residents who need daily assistance with medical needs such as administering medications and non-medical needs such as dressing, eating and using the bathroom.

The Best Nursing Home finder features ratings on both long-term and short-term care. The Long-Term Care Rating aims to provide prospective residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with analysis and information regarding the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, among other metrics. Out of 13,433 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,139 were designated as high-performing. The short-term rating incorporates measures of quality including consistency of registered nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs and success in preventing falls. For 2020-21, 14,126 facilities received a short-term rating, while only 2,362 homes earned a high-performing rating.