Shell Point’s Larsen Health Center named among America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 by Newsweek


Shell Point’s Larsen Health Center named among America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 by Newsweek

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2023) – Larsen Health Center at Shell Point Retirement Community has been recognized on Newsweek’s America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 list. This marks the fourth time Shell Point’s skilled nursing care has earned the prestigious honor, which is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The America’s Best Nursing Homes 2024 ranking lists the nation’s leading nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The evaluation is based on five data sources, including CMS data; a national online survey; management of Covid-19 response and protocols; resident satisfaction data; and accreditation by the Joint Commission (TJC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Among the 46 best nursing homes recognized in Florida, Larsen Health Center ranked number eight on the list. The 2024 rankings can be viewed here:

“Recognition of this level confirms our resident care and quality at Larsen Health Center is among the best based on national and federal ratings,” said Christy Skinner, vice president of healthcare at Shell Point. “I am proud of our team for their commitment to serving our residents and for their contributions toward achieving this honor.”

Larsen Health Center is the hub of Shell Point’s healthcare services, including a comprehensive medical center; on-site imaging services; a full-service pharmacy; behavioral health; and a rehabilitation center offering orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, and other specialties, including stroke and memory care, dysphagia, pain management, low vision, and vestibular therapy.

The 200,000-square-foot center offers 162 private and nine companion skilled nursing rooms organized into self-contained residential neighborhoods that promote a personalized approach to care. Dining rooms and sunrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing water and nature preserve views. Each neighborhood accommodates 20 residents and offers a living room, activity room, lounge area, and a family conference room.

For information about Larsen Health Center admissions or for outpatient services through Shell Point’s Rehabilitation Center, call 239-454-2256.


About Shell Point

Located along Southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River and minutes from Sanibel and Captiva Islands is Shell Point Retirement Community. Home to 2,500 residents, Shell Point is the country’s largest, not-for-profit, single site continuing care retirement community (CCRC), offering independent and assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing services. Shell Point provides residents exceptional care with a world-class health center, activities, and resort amenities, including championship golf, a marina, art and fitness centers, restaurants, pickleball courts, gardening spaces, a dog park, and miles of bike paths and waterfront trails. Learn why Ideal Living lists Shell Point among the “100 Best Places to Live” by visiting

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