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U.S. News: Best Nursing Homes 2013

More than 15,000 nursing homes examined


For the fifth year, U.S. News and World Report has compiled a list of the top nursing homes in the country.

The report showcases which states and metropolitan areas are home to the best nursing home care. More than 15,000 nursing homes were investigated and ranked during the study.

The study used information collected by the federal government and its Nursing Home Compare reports that is compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Each nursing home is evaluated for how the CMMS ranks it as well as quality of care, nurse staffing and health-inspections records.

“Using trustworthy data, we’ve built a consumer-friendly tool to help seniors and their families confront one of life’s most difficult and anxious transitions. Best Nursing Homes makes it easier for consumers to identify nursing homes that can best meet their needs in terms of location, quality of care, staffing, and more. All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and we’ve made sure the information they need is at their fingertips,” said Avery Comarow, Health Rankings Editor for U.S. News.

To see the results, which can be searched by state or zip code, view the full report here.

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