Best Nursing Homes - New York

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
1St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterSmithtown240Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
2Friendly Senior Living - Friendly HomeRochester204Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
3New York Center For Rehabilitation & NursingAstoria280Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
4Queens Boulevard Extended Care FacilityWoodside280Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
5Elizabeth Seton Children’s CenterYonkers169Medicaid Accepted, No Resident and Family Council
6NYC Health + Hospitals - Sea View Skilled Nursing FacilityStaten Island304Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
7Northwell Health Stern Family Center for RehabilitationManhasset256Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
8Episcopal Church HomeRochester182Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
9The Wartburg HomeMount Vernon240Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
10NYC Health + Hospitals - Coler Rehabilitation & Nursing Care CenterRoosevelt Island815Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
11Forest View Center For Rehabilitation & NursingForest Hills160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
12NYC Health + Hospitals - Gouverneur Skilled Nursing FacilityNew York295Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
13The Brothers of Mercy Nursing & RehabilitationClarence240Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
14ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care CenterNew York679Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
15Meadowbrook Care CenterFreeport280Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
16NYC Health + Hospitals - Carter Skilled Nursing FacilityManhattan1389Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
17A. Holly Patterson Extended Care FacilityUniondale589Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
18Sitrin Health Care CenterNew Hartford188Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
19Sunharbor ManorRoslyn Heights266Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
20MJHS Health System - Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing CareBrooklyn436Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
21St. Mary's Healthcare - The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care FacilityAmsterdam160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
22The McGuire Group - Autumn View Health Care FacilityHamburg230Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
23ArchCare at San Vicente de PaúlBronx200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
24GreenField Health & Rehabilitation CenterLancaster160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
25Surge Rehabilitation and NursingMiddle Island164Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
26Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & RehabilitationNew Hyde Park527Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
27Glen Cove Center For Nursing And RehabilitationGlen Cove154Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
28Fairport Baptist HomesFairport196Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
29Iroquois Skilled Nursing CommunityJamesville160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
30Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehab CenterBrooklyn200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
31Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterBrooklyn200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
32Glendale Home Schenectady CountyScotia210Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
33United Hebrew - Westchester Nursing ServicesNew Rochelle296Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
34Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation & NursingEast Islip160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
35UHS Senior Living Center at IdealEndicott150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
36Lutheran Care Center at Concord VillagePoughkeepsie160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
37St. Peter's Health Partners - Our Lady of Mercy Life CenterGuilderland160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
38Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and RehabilitationBrooklyn448Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
39Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation Care CenterWest Islip450Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
40Schaffer Extended Care Center at Montefiore New Rochelle HospitalNew Rochelle150Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
41HighPointe on MichiganBuffalo300Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
42Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation & NursingSpring Valley160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
43St. Peter's Health Partners - Eddy Village GreenCohoes192Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
44Thompson Health - M.M. Ewing Continuing Care CenterCanandaigua178Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
45Masonic Care Community of New YorkUtica320Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
46United Helpers - Senior Care Canton Canton160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
47Friedwald Center for Rehabilitation & NursingNew City180Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
48Union Plaza Care CenterFlushing280Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
49Long Island Care CenterFlushing200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
50New York State Veterans' Home - MontroseMontrose252Medicare Accepted, Resident and Family Council
51White Oaks Rehabilitation And Nursing CenterWoodbury200Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
52ArchCare - Ferncliff Nursing Home & Rehabilitation CenterRhinebeck328Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
53Elderwood at HamburgHamburg166Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
54Oneida Health - Extended Care FacilityOneida160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
55Apex Rehabilitation & HealthcareHuntington Station195Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
56Vestracare - Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterKingston280Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
57The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing at QueensWhitestone179Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
58New York State Veterans' Home - OxfordOxford242Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
59The Wayne Center for Nursing & RehabilitationBronx243Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
60Bassett Healthcare Network - Valley Health ServicesHerkimer160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
61Terrace ViewBuffalo390Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
62Atrium Center for Rehabilitation & NursingBrooklyn380Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family Council
63Cliffside Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care CenterFlushing218Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
64Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterSyracuse160Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident Council
65Throgs Neck Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterBronx205Medicare Accepted, Medicaid Accepted, Resident and Family 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.