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Ratings assure the public of quality, staffing and compliance 

PITMAN, N.J., November 9, 2020 — How do you select the best long-term care providers for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson's disease, frailty, or others? 

U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the highest standards of care. They named United Methodist Communities at Pitman in Pitman, NJ, on their Best Nursing Homes 2020 – 2021 list. 

U.S. News rated UMC at Pitman as high performing for Long-Term Care. Rankings define each eligible nursing home as high performing, average, or below average. This year, U.S. News added a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data to their nursing home profile pages. 

Out of 13,433 nursing homes that received a Long-Term Care Rating, 1,139 were designated as High-Performing. Some of the measures included in Pitman’s rating include nurse staffing, pneumonia vaccination rates, registered nurse staffing ratios, prevention of pressure ulcers, ability of residents to self-care, emergency-room visits, hospitalizations, rate of substantiated complaints, and more. 

UMC at Pitman Administrator, Sharon Schwarzkopf, remarks, “The combination of innovative approaches, onsite expertise, technology, and human touch, help maximize our seniors’ wellness potential. This recognition affirms that approach.” 

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About United Methodist Communities at Pitman  

In 1969, fire destroyed the Robinson Memorial Home in Pitman. With foresight, Mr. William E. Straub left a charitable estate in trust specifically to erect a home for seniors. On May 3, 1972, ground was broken for a new senior community, completing the vision of the Rev. Champion B. Goldy, pastor of the Pitman United Methodist Church, and Dr. Herman Wright, a local physician, and church member. They partnered with the United Methodist Communities to bring Pitman to fruition — the first residents entered on August 12, 1974. 

Today, Pitman offers assisted living, long term care, respite, rehabilitation, Tapestries® Memory Care, and Bridges Hospice and Palliative Care to persons of all faith backgrounds. It includes a variety of amenities from restaurant-style dining room, a bistro, patios, balconies, and easy access to downtown Pitman. For additional information about United Methodist Communities at Pitman, visit Pitman.UMCommunities.org or call 856-589-7800. 


About United Methodist Communities 

Based in New Jersey, United Methodist Communities is a senior services organization guided by a volunteer board of directors. The not-for-profit is affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. 

With over 113 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to 13 locations offering independent, residential and assisted living; Tapestries® Memory Care; respite; rehabilitation; long-term care; Bridges Hospice and Palliative Care; affordable senior housing; and case management, live-in and in-home personal care through HomeWorks. 

United Methodist Communities operates UMC at Bristol Glen, Newton; UMC at Collingswood; UMC at Pitman; UMC at The Shores, Ocean City; UMC at Bishop Taylor, East Orange; UMC at Covenant Place, Plainfield; UMC at PineRidge of Montclair; UMC at Wesley by the Bay, Ocean City; and UMC at The Wesleyan, Red Bank. HomeWorks is located in Haddonfield, Sparta, and Ocean Grove.