The William Breman Jewish Home Named to List of Best Nursing Homes in the USA

By US News & World Report

As a result of earning a Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The William Breman Jewish Home was chosen by US News & World Report to be included in their annual special report “Best Nursing Homes in the USA” released this March.

U.S. News & World Report announces its annual “Best Nursing Homes” list after reviewing state and federal inspection reports of 17,000 skilled nursing facilities across the country. The data behind Best Nursing Homes come from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. CMS also collects information from states and individual homes and assigns each home a rating of one to five stars in each of three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality of medical care. The ratings are combined to produce an overall rating of one to five stars.

The William Breman Jewish Home, a Jewish Home Life Community, has been providing top quality skilled nursing care for the elderly and their families since 1951. The Home’s short term rehab program was renamed Aviv Rehabilitation Center in 2012.

“We are very proud that The Home is being recognized on a national level for the care and customer service we provide to residents and their families,” said Harley Tabak, CEO of The Home. “Our staff works tirelessly to enhance our residents’ dignity and provide them with the highest quality of life possible.”

The Home’s Board President Steve Merlin added “Because we aren’t a large nursing home—just 96 beds to service our entire Atlanta community—we have been strategically expanding our services to meet the evolving needs of our community. No matter where someone is in the aging process, we have the resources to help families along in their journey—all operating under the guiding principle of ‘honoring our mothers and fathers.’”

This isn’t the first time The Home has received national recognition for quality care. For the past three years in a row The Home has been awarded the My Innerview Excellence in Action Award, which is a national honor recognizing The Home’s commitment to superior customer satisfaction.

In addition, The Home and their new overarching network, Jewish HomeLife (which includes The Home and the seven other communities and services they own and manage), was also recently recognized as a Top 100 Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“It’s a testament to our outstanding staff and caregivers that we received the CMS rating,” stated Chief Operating Officer Beth Laxton. “They work hard to provide an environment they can be proud of because they truly care about each and every resident.”

For a complete listing of the results and all the facilities on the Best Nursing Homes list, visit the U.S. News & World Report website at:

About Jewish HomeLife:

What began as The William Breman Jewish Home has expanded and grown over the past 60+ years to become Jewish HomeLife, a comprehensive system of life care communities and services that meets the many needs of seniors and their families. Jewish HomeLife includes The William Breman Jewish Home, Aviv Rehabilitation Center, The Zaban Tower, The Cohen Home, Berman Commons, The One Group, Meyer Balser NORC and Weinstein Hospice. From long term care, independent and assisted living to rehabilitation, home care and hospice, Jewish HomeLife provides care and resources for generations. To learn more about these communities please visit