Experts say Edgewood Manor is as good as it gets.
The Port Clinton nursing home recently received the highest possible rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "Best Nursing Homes" feature.
The study's goal is is to highlight the top nursing home facilities out of 16,000 establishments nationwide.
It evaluates the facilities largely in three categories: health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care.
"We are so pleased to be named to this honor," said Denice Day, Edgewood Manor executive director. "I am so proud of the staff (at Edgewood) for their dedication to our residents. We are so excited to add this honor to our list of accomplishments."
Edgewood Manor also has been awarded the American Health Care Association Silver and Medicare and Medicaid five-star rating among other prestigious accomplishments in previous years.
The five-star rating is not handed out to a large percentage of the nursing facilities apart of the study, U.S. News health rankings editor Avery Comarow said.
"Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars," Comarow said. "All seniors deserve the best nursing care available and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality."
Edgewood Manor has existed in Port Clinton for more than 35 years. It is an 80-bed facility.
It provides a wide range of health care services.
The center focuses on short term rehabilitation services, helping individuals transfer from hospital to home, long term care and outpatient therapy.
Michelle Mueller, marketing and community outreach manager for Edgewood Manor, summed up the facility's operations in three words: "families serving families."