ElderWood Healthcare at Lakewood, St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, Linda Manor Extended Care Facility and Life Care Center of Sarasota are some nationally recognized nursing homes. Altercare of Louisville Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, Inc. is another nationally recognized nursing home.
Elderwood Healthcare at Lakewood, located in Hamburg, New York, won the 2008 Gold Quality Award. Its services are skilled nursing, sub-acute and rehabilitation. St. Gertrude Health and Rehabilitation Center won the 2009 Gold Quality Award. It is located in Shakopee, Minnesota and its services are skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and end of life care. Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, located in Leeds, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Gold Quality Award. It offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term care, and Alzheimer's care. Life Care Center of Sarasota won the 2013 Gold Quality Award and is located in Sarasota, Florida. It offers short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care. Altercare of Louisville Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, Inc. was the winner of the 2014 Gold Quality Award. It is located in Louisville, Ohio and offers physical, occupational and speech therapies, post-acute medical services and skilled nursing services.
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award Program offers a way for long term and post-acute care providers to gain performance excellence. There are three levels: bronze is commitment to quality, silver is achievement in quality and gold is excellence in quality.