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Nursing Homes


Welcome to the Nursing Homes section of our website. The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States. It includes information on payment and patient rights, and a nursing home checklist which will help you evaluate the nursing homes that you visit.

The following summaries describe what information can be found here. To view any section that is of interest to you, please click on any of the links below, or select any of the links from the menu bar on the right side of the screen.

Nursing Home Compare: Provides an interactive tool that allows Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to access comparison information about nursing homes. It contains information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 17,000 nationwide. Nursing Home Compare includes:

  • Nursing home characteristics such as number of beds, type of ownership and whether or not the nursing home participates in Medicare, Medicaid or both.

  • Resident characteristics including percent of residents with pressure sore, percent of residents with urinary incontinence and more.

  • Summary information about nursing homes during their last State inspection.

  • Information on the number of registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses, and nursing assistants in each nursing home.

Nursing Home Checklist: Provides a detailed checklist for rating different nursing homes visited based upon, Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Nutrition and Hydration, and Safety. The checklist also elaborates on how to use the information discovered through Nursing Home Compare when visiting nursing homes.

About Nursing Home Inspections: Explains, in more detail, the nursing home inspection process and its goals.

Alternatives to Nursing Home Care: Describes the Medicare covered programs that are available to those in need of Nursing Home Care, but who would rather live in the comfort of their own home.

Paying for Care: Provides basic information about Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care Insurance as they pertain to Nursing Home Care.

Nursing Home Resident Rights: Lists the rights, by law, that are given to all nursing home patients.

Nursing Home Awareness Campaigns: Provides information on important nursing home awareness campaigns, such as Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Nutrition Care Alerts.

Nursing Home Publications: Links you to the site's Publication Page. You will be taken directly to the section containing Nursing Home related publications.

Nursing Home Related Sites: Links you to the site's Helpful Contacts section. You will be taken directly to the page containing Nursing Home related websites.

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Nursing Home Compare


About Nursing Home Inspections

Alternatives to Nursing Homes

Paying for Care

Resident Rights

Nursing Home Awareness Campaigns

Nursing Home Publications

Nursing Home Related Sites

Page Last Updated: August 3, 2012