Columbia Basin named “Best Nursing Home”


Columbia Basin Care recently earned a coveted Five Star Rating, based on state inspections. As such, Columbia Basin has been named among “Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report.

The rating is determined by health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care.

“We work hard to provide excellent care for our residents,” says Geoffrey Gerding, executive director. “This five-star rating is a great affirmation of the dedication and skill of our team.”

Columbia Basin Care, located in The Dalles (1.5 hours east of Portland), is the region’s only non-profit, skilled rehabilitation and nursing facility.

The facility offers the area’s only in-house geriatric nurse practitioner, along with a team of licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists who provide comprehensive rehabilitation and restorative services. Operating with a resident-centered approach, Columbia Basin emphasizes personal attention and continuity of care.

U.S. News & World Report publishes the top nursing homes in every state, covering almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide. Best Nursing Homes is designed to help people who will spend at least some time in a nursing home in 2015 rehabbing after a hospital stay or as long-term residents.