The Little Sisters of the Poor, who are celebrating their 140th year of serving Pittsburgh, received another reason to celebrate this week—their Home, in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood, was named to the 2012 Honor Roll for Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News and World Report. The Home was one of only 39 Homes in the nation named to the list out of more than 15,500 that U.S. News reviewed. Achieving this honor was a result of the Little Sisters’ Home receiving four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas including health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.
Sister Judith Meredith, Administrator of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home in Pittsburgh, was thrived to hear the news. “I am so proud that our Home has received this achievement. Everyone involved in the care of our Residents—from the staff and volunteers, to the benefactors who help us carry out our ministry—should be thanked for helping our Home attain this special recognition.”
The Pittsburgh community invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to establish a home for the elderly poor in 1872. Over the years the Sisters have cared for more than 12,000 aged poor regardless of race or religion. Their Home on Benton Avenue provides personal care, nursing care, and independent living apartments for low income seniors.