An Honor Roll, a Dreg's List, and complete rankings on a 5-star scale:
Nursing Home "Honor Roll"
US News & World Report's honor roll of nursing homes.
Arkansas: St. Mary's Regional
California: Golden LivingCenter-Fresno / Rady Children's Convalescent
Connecticut Grove Manor / Matulaitis / Lourdes
Delaware Cokesbury Village / Jeanne Jugan
Florida Brooksville Healthcare
Illinois Memorial Convalescent / Selfhelp Home of Chicago / Prairieview Nursing
Kansas Wichita County / Grisell Memorial / Dooley
Kentucky Home of the Innocents
Louisiana Lane Regional
Maine Oceanview / Charles A. Dean Memorial
Maryland Crawford / Althea / Woodland
Massachusetts Bethany / Hannah B.G. Shaw / Seven Hills Pediatric
Missouri Lutheran at Breeze Park
Montana Wibaux County
Nevada Nevada State Veterans
New Jersey Broadway House / Holy Name Friary
New Mexico New Mexico State Veterans
New York Our Lady of Hope / Mapplethorpe Residential / Jeanne Jugan
North Carolina Mayview Convalescent
Pennsylvania South Mountain Restoration
Texas Rambling Oaks Courtyard
Vermont Wake Robin-Linden
Virginia Central Virginia Training / King's Grant Retirement / Snyder
The ranking appears to rely mostly on the government's 5-star rating system:
Here is a link to the governtment ratings of over 10,000 individual nursing homes:
The ratings are based on inspections and various measurements.
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you click the nursing home name, and then select there categories,
there are some comments. Here is an example, for a place with a "One
"Inspectors determined that the nursing home failed to:
- Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential.
- Provide services to meet the needs and preferences of each resident.
- Quickly give a resident's personal money to the heads of his or her estate after the resident's death.
Tell each resident who can get Medicaid benefits about 1) which items
and services Medicaid covers and which the resident must pay for; or 2)
how to apply for Medicaid, along with the names and addresses of State
groups that can help.
- Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way."
critics of the ratings wonder if nursing homes will now focus on the
factors that will raise ratings, rather than improve overall quality of
care. Still, one would think that publicizing and ranking the results
of inspections, percentage of patients with sores, etc. is a good thing.
The Government's Dregs List (otherwise known as "Special Focus Facilities")
These homes are judged
by the US Department of Health and Human Services to be the very worst
1% of nursing homes. The list is broken down into new additions, those
showing improvement, and those showing no improvement. Hopefully the link works. If not, here's the 'url':