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America's Best Nursing Homes 2021

America's Best Nursing Homes 2021


Choosing a nursing home for an aging family member has always been a heavy responsibility. As the COVID-19 pandemic showed with heartbreaking clarity, it can even be a matter of life and death.

That's why Newsweek once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes, providing information and insights to help our readers understand their options at a very challenging time.

America's Best Nursing Homes 2021 highlights the nation's top nursing homes (compared to others in the same state) based on performance data, peer recommendations and the facility's handling of the COVID-19 threat. In building these rankings, Statista and Newsweek took extensive, multiple measures to address the impact of the outbreak. Our objective: to recognize the facilities which have put in place the best possible responses and protocols.

Our ranking identifies the 400 top facilities across 20 states. If you need to choose a place for a loved one, we hope this list of Best Nursing Homes 2021 will help make that decision easier and the burden, lighter.

If your facility is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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RankFacilityCityCertified BedsAdditional Information
1Edgemoor Hospital - Skilled Nursing FacilitySantee192Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
2South Coast Post AcuteSanta Ana255Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
3Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLodi150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
4Ararat Home of Los AngelesMission Hills254Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
5San Francisco Health CareSan Francisco168Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
6Roseville Care CenterRoseville210Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
7Alameda Hospital Skilled Nursing FacilityAlameda181Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
8ManorCare Health Services - RossmoorWalnut Creek155Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
9Generations Healthcare - English OaksModesto180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
10Crestwood ModestoModesto194Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
11Covenant Care - Shoreline Care CenterOxnard193Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
12Heritage Rehabilitation CenterTorrance161Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
13Dignity Health - Bruceville TerraceSacramento171Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
14Generations Healthcare - Canyon OaksCanoga Park185Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, No Resident and Family Council
15Generations Healthcare - City ViewSan Francisco180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
16View Heights Convalescent HospitalLos Angeles163Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
17Veterans Home of California - Chula VistaChula Vista180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
18Compass Health - Mission View Health CenterSan Luis Obispo162Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
19Marquis ShastaRedding180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
20Whittier Hills Healthcare CenterWhittier160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
21Life Care Center of VistaVista176Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
22Villa Rancho BernardoSan Diego299Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
23Villa Las Palmas Healthcare CenterEl Cajon151Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
24Wellsprings Post Acute CenterLancaster299Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
25Covenant Care - La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLa Jolla161Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
26The Ellison John Transitional Care CenterLancaster170Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
27Covenant Care - Pacific Gardens Nursing And Rehabilitation CenterFresno180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
28Mission de la Casa Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterSan Jose163Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
29Victoria Care CenterVentura188Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
30White Blossom Care CenterSan Jose153Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
31Mariner Health Care - Vale Healthcare CenterSan Pablo202Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
32San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living - Jewish Home & Rehab CenterSan Francisco378Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
33Veterans Home of California - YountvilleYountville301Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, No Resident and Family Council
34St. Francis Convalescent PavilionDaly City239Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
35Bay View Rehabilitation HospitalAlameda180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
36Sylmar Health and Rehabilitation CenterSylmar208Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
37Escondido Post Acute RehabEscondido180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
38ManorCare Health Services - Fountain ValleyFountain Valley151Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
39Compass Health - San Luis Post Acute CenterSan Luis Obispo162Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
40Crown Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterAlameda151Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
41San Gabriel Conv CenterRosemead151Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
42La Paz Geropsychiatric CenterParamount173Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
43Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Medical Center - Skilled Nursing FacilityReseda239Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
44Torrance Care Center WestTorrance195Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
45Berkley East Healthcare CenterSanta Monica207Medicare Accepted, Resident Council
46Arden Post Acute RehabSacramento177Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
47Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care CenterSacramento161Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
48San Diego Post-AcuteEl Cajon240Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
49Vermont Healthcare CenterTorrance200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
50Waterman Canyon Post AcuteSan Bernardino166Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
51The Pavilion at Sunny HillsFullerton300Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
52Idylwood Care CenterSunnyvale185Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
53San Mateo Medical CenterSan Mateo345Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
54Covenant Care - Buena Vista Care CenterSanta Barbara150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
55The Orchard - Post Acute CareWhittier162Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
56Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of AnaheimAnaheim154Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
57Canyon Springs Post-AcuteSan Jose199Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
Methodology
This ranking is based on three data sources: Performance data, peer recommendations and the facility's handling of COVID-19. The 400 best out of 10,647 Nursing Homes in the 20 most populous states were awarded by Newsweek and Statista, resulting in a varying number of nursing homes awarded per state: New York had the most nursing homes awarded with 70, while North Carolina and Massachusetts are represented with 5 nursing homes each.

The data analysis put a big emphasis on evaluating the official COVID-19 dataset from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Nursing Home COVID-19 data is reported directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and includes Resident Impact, Facility Capacity, Staff & Personnel and Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment, as well as Ventilator Capacity.

This data was updated weekly. For this ranking, it reflects the current situation from May 24th, 2020 until August 2nd, 2020.

You can download the full methodology here.

Licensing
If your facility is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

Note
The Southeastern Veterans Center has been deleted from this ranking.