Compare Nursing Homes

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The Federal Health and Human Services Agency, which administers Medicare and Medicaid, has a fabulous Nursing Home Compare Tool.   The Tool has detailed information and ratings about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country (a actual good use of federal tax dollars in my opinion).  

You can search for nursing homes by name or geography.  The search results are then rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars (with 5 being the highest).  You can compare up to 3 nursing homes side by side with detailed information on the facilities, staffing, health inspections, and quality measures.

A search within 10 miles of me shows 20 nursing homes.  Of those, the following 5 facilities have an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars, demonstrating that they are much above average:

 

 

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