Best Nursing Homes - Florida

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
1River Garden Hebrew HomeJacksonville180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
2The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiami180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
3Okeechobee Health Care FacilityOkeechobee160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
4Orlando Senior Health Network - The Commons at Orlando Lutheran TowersOrlando168Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
5Riviera Health ResortCoral Gables223Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
6Regents Park Boca RatonBoca Raton180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
7Joseph L. Morse Health CenterWest Palm Beach310Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
8The Encore at Boca Raton Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterBoca Raton154Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
9Solaris Healthcare - Merritt IslandMerritt Island180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
10Rosewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterPensacola155Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
11Solaris Healthcare - Plant CityPlant City180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
12John Knox Village of Central FloridaOrange City150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
13Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiami264Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
14Solaris Healthcare - Bayonet PointHudson180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
15Arcadia Health & Rehabilitation CenterPensacola150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
16Solaris HealthCare - ParkwayStuart177Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
17Brooksville Healthcare CenterBrooksville180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
18Solaris HealthCare - Charlotte HarborPort Charlotte180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
19Opis - Riverwood CenterJacksonville240Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
20Catholic Health Services - St. John's Nursing CenterLauderdale Lakes181Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
21The Terrace of JacksonvilleJacksonville180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
22Whispering OaksTampa236Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
23ManorCare Health Services - Boca RatonBoca Raton180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
24Bonifay Nursing & Rehab CenterBonifay180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
25ManorCare Health Services - Palm HarborPalm Harbor180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
26Life Care Center of EsteroEstero155Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
27Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical CenterCutler Bay163Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
28Avante at Jacksonville BeachJacksonville Beach165Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
29Seaside Health and Rehabilitation CenterDaytona Beach192Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
30Consulate Health Care - Bardmoor Oaks Healthcare & RehabLargo158Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
31Fort Lauderdale Health & RehabFort Lauderdale155Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
32Menorah Manor - Marion & Bernard L. Samson Nursing CenterSaint Petersburg180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
33The Bristol at Tampa Rehab & Nursing CenterTampa266Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
34Crestview Rehabilitation CenterCrestview180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
35TimberRidge Center for Rehabilitation & HealingOcala180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
36Good Samaritan Society - Kissimmee VillageKissimmee161Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
37John Knox VillagePompano Beach194Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
38Solaris HealthCare - Pensacola Pensacola180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
39Clermont Health & Rehabilitation CenterClermont182Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
40The Plaza Health & RehabGainesville180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
41Opis - Indian River CenterWest Melbourne179Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
42Boulevard Rehabilitation CenterBoynton Beach167Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
43Palm Garden of GainesvilleGainesville150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
44Tampa Lakes Health & RehabilitationLutz179Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
45Indigo ManorDaytona Beach173Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
46Life Care Center of Orange ParkOrange Park180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
47Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterFort Lauderdale198Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
48Consulate Health Care of MelbourneMelbourne167Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
49Opis - Highlands Lake CenterLakeland179Medicare 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
After reviewing additional information, we have deleted 19 facilities from this list.