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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
1Oak Brook CareOak Brook156Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
2Wynscape Health & Rehabilitation at WyndemereWheaton199Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
3Burgess Square Healthcare & Rehab CentreWestmont203Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
4Friendship Village SchaumburgSchaumburg250Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
5Alden Estates of HuntleyHuntley170Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
6Whitehall of Deerfield Healthcare CenterDeerfield190Medicare Accepted, Resident Council
7Ascension Living - Presence Resurrection Life CenterChicago157Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
8Avantara Park RidgePark Ridge154Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
9Lutheran HomeArlington Hts354Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
10Symphony of EvanstonEvanston158Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
11Glenview Terrace Nursing CenterGlenview314Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
12St. Patrick's ResidenceNaperville209Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
13The Abington Of Glenview NursingGlenview192Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
14Lexington of SchaumburgSchaumburg214Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
15Ascension Living - Presence Villa Scalabrini Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterNorthlake229Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
16DuPage Care CenterWheaton368Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
17Alden Estates of NorthmoorChicago198Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
18Balmoral Nursing HomeChicago213Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
19Alden Park StrathmoorRockford189Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
20Lexington Health Network of Chicago RidgeChicago Ridge203Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
21Symphony Hanover ParkHanover Park150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
22Heritage Health - JacksonvilleJacksonville175Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
23Alden Estates of BarringtonBarrington150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
24Sunset HomeQuincy160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
25Bella Terra StreamwoodStreamwood214Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
26Greek American Rehabilitation & Care CentreWheeling188Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
27Good Samaritan Home of QuincyQuincy203Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
28Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will CountyJoliet157Medicare 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.