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.

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