Medicare’s Nursing Home Comparison

Medicare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Before you get started, you or your family member may have other long-term care choices like community-based services, home care, or assisted living depending on your needs and resources.

Otherwise, click on the above and follow the steps when choosing a nursing home:

 

  • Step 1: Find Nursing Homes in your area. Search by name, city, county, state, or ZIP code.
  • Step 2: Compare the quality of the nursing Homes you're considering using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.
  • Step 3: Visit the nursing homes you're considering or have someone visit for you. Use the Nursing Home Checklist and other resources under “ Additional information ” below.
  • Step 4: Choose the nursing home that best meets your needs. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare practitioner, your family, friends, or others about your nursing home choices. Contact the Long-Term Ombudsman or State Survey Agency before you make a decision.
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