America's Best Nursing Homes 2022 - California

America's Best Nursing Homes 2022

Selecting the right nursing home for a family member has always been difficult and never more so than during the age of COVID-19. To try to make it easier, Newsweek has once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to create an annual ranking of America's Best Nursing Homes.

This year's ranking identifies the nation's top nursing homes based on three critical criteria: overall performance data, peer recommendations and each facility's handling of COVID-19, relative to in-state competition. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest population size, according to the United States Census Bureau were included in the study.

This year our ranking lists the 450 top facilities across 25 states. If you need to choose a place for a loved one, we hope this list of Best Nursing Homes will help make that decision easier and the burden, lighter.

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RankFacilityCityUS StateCertified BedsMedicare/Medicaid AcceptedContinuing Care
Retirement Community
Resident and
Family Council
1Ararat Home of Los AngelesMission HillsCA254Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
2Roseville Care CenterRosevilleCA210Medicare and MedicaidNResident
3Edgemoor Hospital - Skilled Nursing FacilitySanteeCA192Medicare and MedicaidNResident
4South Coast Post AcuteSanta AnaCA255Medicare and MedicaidNResident
5Heritage Rehabilitation CenterTorranceCA161Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
6ManorCare Health Services - RossmoorWalnut CreekCA155Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
7Generations Healthcare - English OaksModestoCA180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
8Generations Healthcare - Canyon OaksCanoga ParkCA185Medicare and MedicaidNNone
9Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLodiCA150Medicare and MedicaidNResident
10Marquis ShastaReddingCA180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
11Life Care Center of VistaVistaCA176Medicare and MedicaidNResident
12Compass Health - Mission View Health CenterSan Luis ObispoCA162Medicare and MedicaidNResident
13San Francisco Health CareSan FranciscoCA168Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
14The Rehabilitation Centre Of Beverly HillsLos AngelesCA150MedicareNResident
15Covenant Care - Pacific Gardens Nursing And Rehabilitation CenterFresnoCA180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
16Mission de la Casa Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterSan JoseCA163Medicare and MedicaidNResident
17Veterans Home of California - Chula VistaChula VistaCA180Medicare and MedicaidYResident
18Victoria Care CenterVenturaCA188Medicare and MedicaidNResident
19Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)Los AngelesCA210Medicare and MedicaidNResident
20Downey Community Health CenterDowneyCA198Medicare and MedicaidNResident
21Veterans Home of California - YountvilleYountvilleCA301Medicare and MedicaidNNone
22Covenant Care - La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLa JollaCA161Medicare and MedicaidNResident
23Long Beach Care Center, IncLong BeachCA163Medicare and MedicaidNResident
24Escondido Post Acute RehabEscondidoCA180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
25Dignity Health - Bruceville TerraceSacramentoCA171Medicare and MedicaidNResident
26View Heights Convalescent HospitalLos AngelesCA163Medicare and MedicaidNResident
27San Gabriel Conv CenterRosemeadCA151Medicare and MedicaidNResident
28White Blossom Care CenterSan JoseCA153Medicare and MedicaidNResident
29The Ellison John Transitional Care CenterLancasterCA170Medicare and MedicaidNResident
30Covenant Care - Shoreline Care CenterOxnardCA193Medicare and MedicaidNResident
31La Fuente Post AcuteVistaCA187Medicare and MedicaidNResident
32Crestwood ModestoModestoCA194MedicaidNResident
33El Encanto Healthcare CenterCity Of IndustryCA185Medicare and MedicaidNResident
34Anaheim Healthcare Center, LlcAnaheimCA250Medicare and MedicaidNResident
35Whittier Hills Healthcare CenterWhittierCA160Medicare and MedicaidNResident
36Villa Las Palmas Healthcare CenterEl CajonCA151Medicare and MedicaidNResident
37Crestwood Manor - 104StocktonCA190MedicaidNResident
38Villa Rancho BernardoSan DiegoCA299Medicare and MedicaidNResident
39Flagship Healthcare CenterNewport BeachCA167Medicare and MedicaidNResident
40Berkley East Healthcare CenterSanta MonicaCA207MedicareNResident
41Wellsprings Post Acute CenterLancasterCA299Medicare and MedicaidNResident
42San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living - Jewish Home & Rehab CenterSan FranciscoCA378Medicare and MedicaidNResident
43Alto Lucero Transitional CareSanta BarbaraCA156Medicare and MedicaidYResident
44Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care CenterSacramentoCA161Medicare and MedicaidNResident
45Mariner Health Care - Vale Healthcare CenterSan PabloCA202Medicare and MedicaidNResident
46Los Altos Sub-Acute And Rehabilitation CenterLos AltosCA152Medicare and MedicaidNResident
47Alexandria Care Center Los AngelesCA177Medicare and MedicaidNResident
48Arden Post Acute RehabSacramentoCA177Medicare and MedicaidNResident
49Manorcare Health Services - Citrus HeightsCitrus HeightsCA162Medicare and MedicaidNResident
50ManorCare Health Services - Fountain ValleyFountain ValleyCA151Medicare and MedicaidNResident
51Sylmar Health and Rehabilitation CenterSylmarCA208MedicaidNBoth
52Balboa Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterSan DiegoCA194Medicare and MedicaidYResident
53Glendora Grand, IncGlendoraCA342Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
54Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Medical Center - Skilled Nursing FacilityResedaCA239Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
55South Pasadena Care CenterSouth PasadenaCA156Medicare and MedicaidNResident
56St. John Of God Retirement & Care CenterLos AngelesCA156Medicare and MedicaidNResident
57Vermont Healthcare CenterTorranceCA200Medicare and MedicaidNResident
58Torrance Care Center WestTorranceCA195Medicare and MedicaidNResident
59Sunnyside Nursing CenterTorranceCA299Medicare and MedicaidNResident
60The Shores Post-AcuteSan DiegoCA305Medicare and MedicaidNResident
61Idylwood Care CenterSunnyvaleCA185Medicare and MedicaidNResident
62Mainplace Post AcuteOrangeCA169Medicare and MedicaidNResident
If your facility is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

America's Best Nursing Homes 2022 highlights the nation's top 450 nursing homes out of 11,849 analyzed. The rankings are based on performance data, peer recommendations and handling COVID-19, relative to in-state competition. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest population size, according to The United States Census Bureau (2020) were included in the study.

Statista used Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to determine the performance of nursing homes. For peer recommendations, Statista invited over 10,000 medical experts (registered nurses, nursing home managers and administrators, licensed practical nurses / licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants, therapists and physicians) to an online survey. Additionally, experts from all over the US could participate in the survey of the Best Nursing Homes by State on Email verification was required and self-recommendation was not possible.

The survey data was collected from July to August 2021. Statista and Newsweek calculated a COVID-19 score for each facility, using CMS and other official data, to identify nursing homes which have had the best possible response and protocols during the pandemic. The overall rating is the weighted average of the performance data score, the reputation score and the COVID-19 score. Each score is weighted with 1/3. The best 450 nursing homes are awarded with a rank in their own state, resulting in 25 individual lists. The information provided in this ranking should be considered together with other information about nursing homes or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of nursing homes that are not included in the list is not disputed.

You can download the full methodology here.

Continuing Care Retirement Community - Part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing home, CCRCs offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating residents' changing needs. Upon entering, healthy adults can reside independently in single-family homes, apartments or condominiums. When assistance with everyday activities becomes necessary, they can move into assisted living or nursing care facilities.

Family Council - A family council operates by and for families of persons who live in nursing homes and boarding care homes. Family Council participants advocate for the well-being of their relatives by partnering with them in promoting and enhancing quality of daily life.

Resident Council - A resident council is an independent, organized group of persons living in a nursing facility who meet on a regular basis to discuss concerns, develop suggestions, and plan activities.