U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country, today identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17 and released its new Nursing Home Finder. To create these free and easy-to-use resources, U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.
“Several million Americans will spend at least some time in a nursing home this year, whether undergoing rehab after a hospital stay or as long-term residents,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs can be challenging for families. Our nursing home ratings are designed to help potential residents and their loved ones navigate this difficult process.”
The U.S. News Nursing Home Finder offers comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly every nursing home in the country. With this tool, individuals can easily conduct a customized search for a highly rated nursing home by location, distance, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and size.
Alongside the Nursing Home Finder, rich editorial content provides helpful tips and advice on choosing a nursing home, including a slideshow on Innovative Activities at Today’s Nursing Homes, a look at the 5 Qualities of a Great Nursing Home and a Visitors’ Guide to Nursing Homes.
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