39 homes with perfect ratings in US News Honor Roll
U.S. News Best Nursing Homes aims to make one of life’s most difficult decisions a little easier. For the 3.3 million Americans who move into a nursing home each year, and for their caregivers and loved ones, the realization that a move is inevitable can be just the beginning of an agonizing process: figuring out where to go. Everyone deserves a home that will take care of their health needs and treat them with dignity. But only some nursing homes consistently deliver.
The 39 nursing homes listed alphabetically below make up the 2012 Honor Roll. They were the only homes, out of more than 15,500 that U.S. News reviewed, to receive four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas—health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care—in which CMS evaluates these facilities. While that’s no guarantee a home is free of shortcomings or that it’s ideal for a specific person, it can provide some peace of mind.
Mid-Atlanic Nursing Homes on the List
- Hillhaven Nursing Center Adelphi, Md.
- Jeanne Jugan Residence Newark, Del.
- St. Vincent Care Center Emmitsburg, Md.
Other Nursing Homes
- Alzheimers Resource Center of Connecticut Plantsville, Conn.
- Avalon Nursing Home Warwick, R.I.
- Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility Framingham, Mass.
- Catherine Kasper Home Donaldson, Ind.
- Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Greenville, Maine
- Covenant Shores Health Center Mercer Island, Wash.
- Dahl Memorial Nursing Home Ekalaka, Mont.
- De La Salle Hall Lincroft, N.J.
- Duxbury House Nursing Home Duxbury, Mass.
- Elmhurst Extended Care Center Elmhurst, Ill.
- Heywood Transitional Care Center Gardner, Mass.
- Island Nursing Home Honolulu, Hawaii
- J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Southport, N.C.
- Jamaica Hospital Jamaica, N.Y.
- Katahdin Nursing Home Millinocket, Maine
- Little Sisters of the Poor Pittsburgh
- Lourdes Health Care Center Wilton, Conn.
- Matulaitis Nursing Home Putnam, Conn.
- Menig Extended Care Randolph, Vt.
- Passavant Area Hospital Jacksonville, Ill.
- Peconic Landing at Southold Greenport, N.Y.
- Pioneer Lodge Coldwater, Kan.
- Providence Seaside Hospital Seaside, Ore.
- Quyanna Care Center Nome, Alaska
- Rady Children’s Hospital Bernardy Center San Diego
- Rehabilitation Pavilion at the Weils Chagrin Falls, Ohio
- Riverview Lutheran Care Center Spokane, Wash.
- South Mountain Restoration Center South Mountain, Pa.
- St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Bayside, N.Y.
- Sub-Acute Saratoga Saratoga, Calif.
- The Colony at Eden Prairie Eden Prairie, Minn.
- Tockwotton Home Providence, R.I.
- Vi at Grayhawk Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Westchester Meadows Valhalla, N.Y.
- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Lakeshore Manor Racine, Wis.
- Wibaux County Nursing Home Wibaux, Mont.