Best Nursing Homes: The 2012 U.S. News Honor Roll posted on: 02-09-2012

home care articleThese 39 homes rolled up perfect 5-star ratings from the government for 4 straight quarters!

Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases its list of “Best Nursing Homes,” determined by quarterly ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and it also issues an Honor Roll which consists this year of 39 nursing homes that earned the highest possible ratings in all four quarters of 2011.

Notably, three East Coast states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York) have three or more nursing homes on the Honor Roll, while eight more states, including California and Maine, have two or more homes on the list.

The 39 nursing homes on the Honor Roll are the only ones out of more than 15,500 that U.S. News reviewed to receive the four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from CMS in all three areas of consideration: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care.

Click here to view the 2012 Honor Roll of Best Nursing Homes and learn three helpful tips in selecting the right nursing home for your loved one.

 Written by Alyssa Gerace of Senior Housing News.