America's Best Nursing Homes 2022 - Florida

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
1River Garden Hebrew HomeJacksonvilleFL180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
2John Knox Village of Central FloridaOrange CityFL150Medicare and MedicaidYResident
3Solaris Healthcare - Bayonet PointHudsonFL180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
4Regents Park Boca RatonBoca RatonFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
5Jackson Memorial Long Term Care CenterMiamiFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
6Okeechobee Health Care FacilityOkeechobeeFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
7Rosewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterPensacolaFL155Medicare and MedicaidNResident
8Whispering OaksTampaFL236Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
9ManorCare Health Services - Boca RatonBoca RatonFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
10Shell Point Nursing PavilionFort MyersFL219Medicare and MedicaidYResident
11Solaris HealthCare - ParkwayStuartFL177Medicare and MedicaidNResident
12Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical CenterCutler BayFL163Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
13Avante at Jacksonville BeachJacksonville BeachFL165Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
14Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiamiFL264Medicare and MedicaidNResident
15Opis - Riverwood CenterJacksonvilleFL240Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
16Catholic Health Services - St. John's Nursing CenterLauderdale LakesFL181Medicare and MedicaidNResident
17Braden River Rehabilitation CenterBradentonFL208Medicare and MedicaidNResident
18Riviera Health ResortCoral GablesFL223Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
19Menorah Manor - Marion & Bernard L. Samson Nursing CenterSaint PetersburgFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
20ManorCare Health Services - Palm HarborPalm HarborFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
21Life Care Center - Altamonte SpringsAltamonte SpringsFL228Medicare and MedicaidNResident
22Solaris HealthCare - Charlotte HarborPort CharlotteFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
23Signature Healthcare of North FloridaGracevilleFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
24Bonifay Nursing & Rehab CenterBonifayFL180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
25Opis - Indian River CenterWest MelbourneFL179Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
26Good Samaritan Society - Kissimmee VillageKissimmeeFL161Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
27Port St Lucie Rehabilitation And HealthcarePort Saint LucieFL180Medicare and MedicaidNNone
28Brooksville Healthcare CenterBrooksvilleFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
29John Knox VillagePompano BeachFL194Medicare and MedicaidYResident
30Pines Of Sarasota - Rehabilitation & Senior Care CommunitySarasotaFL204Medicare and MedicaidYResident
31Crestview Rehabilitation CenterCrestviewFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
32Fort Lauderdale Health & RehabFort LauderdaleFL169Medicare and MedicaidNResident
33Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation CenterMelbourneFL170Medicare and MedicaidNResident
34Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterFort LauderdaleFL198Medicare and MedicaidNResident
35The Terrace of JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL180Medicare and MedicaidNNone
36Kendall Lakes Health And Rehabilitation CenterMiamiFL150Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
37The Plaza Health & RehabGainesvilleFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
38The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterTampaFL266Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
39Life Care Center of EsteroEsteroFL155Medicare and MedicaidNResident
40Chautauqua Rehabilitation And Nursing CenterDeFuniak SpringsFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
41Washington Rehabilitation And Nursing CenterChipleyFL180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
42Life Care Center - Punta GordaPunta GordaFL180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
43Miami Jewish Health Systems, IncMiamiFL438Medicare and MedicaidNResident
44Clewiston Nursing & RehabilitationClewistonFL155Medicare and MedicaidNResident
45Solaris HealthCare - Pensacola PensacolaFL180Medicare 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.