Finding and Comparing Nursing Homes

The long-term care system is complex and can be difficult to understand, especially during a time that may already be emotionally overwhelming. Understanding resident rights, how the system operates, what your options are and where to turn for advice will allow you to confidently make the decision that is best for your loved one. Numerous resources are available to help guide you through the process.

Medicare: Find and Compare Nursing Homes
Medicare’s Nursing Homes section provides detailed information on Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes in theUnited States. The Nursing Home Compare interactive tool lists the most recent federal survey results, populations of the nursing home, and facts about the nursing home’s ownership.

New LifeStyles Online
New LifeStyles Online is a comprehensive guide to senior housing and care, listing all state licensed senior communities and home health care and hospice care agencies nationwide. Use the Care Interpreter tool to learn about various long-term care options.