Newsweek Names Crandall Medical Center Among Ohio’s Top Three Nursing Homes

Sebring, OH – Crandall Medical Center was ranked among Ohio’s Top 3 Best Nursing Homes by Newsweek. Crandall Medical Center is a 190-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, a part of Copeland Oaks retirement community in Sebring, Ohio.

Recognition Shows We Fulfill Our Mission

“Crandall Medical Center is honored to be recognized as one of Ohio’s top three nursing homes by Newsweek,” said Dave Mannion, CEO of Copeland Oaks.

Crandall received high ranks in the Newsweek survey’s three areas of criteria: Scores of inspections based on federal regulations, staff-to-client ratio and quality measures for long- and short-term stays. (Details below.)

“This recognition is important,” said Randi Roose, Crandall Administrator. “It shows we are fulfilling our mission to provide high-quality care for our residents and their families.”

Roose added that high quality care extends across the entire campus. In addition to Crandall, Copeland Oaks features independent and assisted living residences, and memory care residences on 250 wooded acres less than an hour from major cities in northeast Ohio.

How Copeland Addresses Costs

“Choosing a nursing home is complicated,” says Roose. “People have to do a lot of research.” She believes that the Newsweek survey and other research gives people a good starting point to assess the quality of northeast Ohio nursing home options and what costs seniors should prepare for.

According to the Newsweek analysis, there are nearly 48 million Americans age 65 and older today. In the U.S. today, the median cost of a private room in a nursing home is more than $100,000 a year. 

An additional difference not acknowledged in the Newsweek survey is the retirement community’s extraordinary program to help residents with cost.

“Crandall residents have financial support from Medicare if needed. However, we address the cost factor for Copeland residents with our Life Care program,” says Mannion, who also serves as Chief Financial Officer.

“People who choose our spend their retirement here can receive assistance if they have outlived their assets.”

The program, funded in part by the Oaks Foundation, is one reason why no resident on the Copeland Oaks campus has ever been asked to leave for financial reasons.

About the Survey and its Methodology

Newsweek partnered with the respected global data research firm Statista Inc. to rank nursing homes across the United States. Newsweek analyzed over 15,000 nursing homes and recognized 406 award-winners in 20 states that met criteria for excellence.To be considered, nursing homes had to:

  • Be single branches of nursing home, no groups or chains
  • Have capacity for at least 150 certified beds

The performances from nursing homes are based on the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that provides monthly updated performance data for each nursing home that participates in Medicare or Medicaid.

Based on the CMS performance indicators below, Crandall Medical Center rates highly for the following:

  • Health Inspections based on federal regulations for:
    • Residents rights
    • Quality of life
    • Medication management
    • Skin care
    • Resident assessment
    • Nursing home administration
    • Environment
  • Staffing Assessment based on:
    • Registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day
    • Total staffing: RN, LPN and nurse assistant hours per resident per day.
  • Quality Measures (QM) measurements for:
    • Overall rating
    • Short stays (100 days or less)
    • Long stays (101 days or more)
    • Crandall Medical Center has been consistently rated a top Nursing Home 




Chelsea Venables, Marketing Director
Copeland Oaks Retirement Community &
Crandall Medical Center