Ranking Nursing Homes – A look behind the U.S. News & World Report Study

U.S. News & World Report takes on the challenge of ranking Nursing Homes, this article offers some insight into the system they used to compile the rankings.

Not many homes get a perfect 5 stars in all three categories, and very few manage to do it for four quarters in a row.  Here is the list of the 11 that take high honors in 2010. A few are pediatric facilities that are considered nursing homes because they provide Medicaid-funded long-term care or skilled rehabilitation services.

The 2010 America’s Best Nursing Homes Honor Roll

  • Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility, Framingham, Mass.
  • Central Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg, Va.
  • Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Del.
  • Dooley Center, Atchison, Kan.
  • Hannah B. G. Shaw Home for the Aged, Middleboro, Mass.
  • Home of the Innocents, Louisville, Ky.
  • Jeanne Jugan Residence, Newark, Del.
  • Lourdes Health Care Center, Wilton, Conn.
  • Mayview Convalescent Center, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Rady Children’s Hospital Bernardy Center, San Diego
  • South Mountain Restoration Center, South Mountain, Pa.
  • The article also discusses some tips and offers guidance to families making the decision to select a nursing home.
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