Best Nursing Homes 2020

There are more than 47 million Americans age 65 and older today—and 14 more will reach that age in the two minutes it takes you to read this.

Taking good care of aging family members is something we all want to get right. But it's not easy. In the U.S. today, the median cost of a private room in a nursing home is more than $100,000 a year—a staggering burden for even well-off families. Added to the undeniable financial strain: the emotional and physical cost to caregivers, exorbitant in its own way.

"Family care of frail elderly people has been linked to significant negative consequences for caregivers' mental health," one study reported, and "feelings of guilt are significantly related to caregiver distress."

By 2030, the 65+ demographic will account for more than 20 percent of U.S. residents, and studies say that 70 percent of them will need some kind of long-term care. The oldest baby boomers are already in their 70s. In short, the need for safe and reliable elder care is only growing.

That's why Newsweek partnered with the respected global data research firm Statista Inc. to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes. We analyzed over 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S. and have recognized award-winners in 20 states. In total, the state lists contain 406 unique nursing homes, from three in Missouri to 63 in New York. We note which accept Medicare or Medicaid, and which offer continuing care. You can find the full list below, selecting the corresponding State on the dropdown menu.

Beloved elders deserve the best care their families can provide. We hope the rankings here can help make these difficult decisions easier.

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Nursing Home
City
Hospital beds
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1Okeechobee Health Care FacilityOkeechobee, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
2River Garden Hebrew HomeJacksonville, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
3The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiami, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
4Shell Point Retirement CommunityFort Myers, FL219Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
5MorseLife Health SystemWest Palm Beach, FL310Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
6Arcadia Health & Rehabilitation CenterPensacola, FL170Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
7Port Saint Lucie Rehabilitation & HealthcarePort Saint Lucie, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
8Life Care Center of EsteroEstero, FL155Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
9Rosewood Healthcare And Rehabilitation CenterPensacola, FL155Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
10Solaris Healthcare Bayonet PointHudson, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
11Whispering OaksTampa, FL236Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
12Riviera Health ResortCoral Gables, FL223Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
13Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiami, FL264Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
14Solaris Healthcare ParkwayStuart, FL177Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
15John Knox VillagePompano Beach, FL194Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
16Health Central Park Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterWinter Garden, FL228Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
17Margate Health and Rehabilitation CenterMargate, FL170Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
18Manor PinesFort Lauderdale, FL206Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
19Solaris Healthcare Plant CityPlant City, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
20ManorCare Health Services-Boca RatonBoca Raton, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
21Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing CenterSaint Petersburg, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
22Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterChipley, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
23Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterDefuniak Springs, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
24Signature Healthcare Of North FloridaGraceville, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
25South Dade Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterMiami, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
26Avanté Villa at Jacksonville BeachJacksonville Beach, FL165Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
27Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehabilitation CenterFort Lauderdale, FL155Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
28TimberRidge Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterOcala, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
29Seaside Health and Rehabilitation CenterDaytona Beach, FL192Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
30North Dade Nursing And Rehabilitation CenterNorth Miami, FL245Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, No Resident and Family Council
31ManorCare Health Services-SarasotaSarasota, FL178Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, No Resident and Family Council
32ManorCare Health Services-Palm HarborPalm Harbor, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
33JacksonVille Nursing & Rehab CenterJacksonville, FL163Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
34Marianna Health & Rehabilitation CenterMarianna, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
35John Knox VillageOrange City, FL150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
36Life Care Center of Punta GordaPunta Gorda, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
37Largo Health and Rehabilitation CenterLargo, FL158Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
38The Commons at Orlando Lutheran TowersOrlando, FL168Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
39The Rehabilitation Center Of Winter ParkMaitland, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
40Solaris Healthcare Charlotte HarborPort Charlotte, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
41Southern Oaks Care CenterPensacola, FL210Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
42Villa Maria Nursing CenterNorth Miami, FL212Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
43Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation CenterLake Placid, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
44Opis Riverwood CenterJacksonville, FL240Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
45Sunrise Health & Rehabilitation CenterSunrise, FL283Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
46Good Samaritan CenterLive Oak, FL161Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
47Life Care Center of Orange ParkOrange Park, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
48Opis Indian River CenterWest Melbourne, FL179Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
49Solaris Healthcare PensacolaPensacola, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
50Fair Havens CenterMiami Springs, FL269Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
51The Terrace of JacksonvilleJacksonville, FL180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
52River Valley Rehabilitation CenterBlountstown, FL150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
53Harmony Health CenterMiami, FL203Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
54The Sands at South Beach Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterMiami Beach, FL230Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityPart 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 CouncilA 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 CouncilA 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.

Footnotes:

The survey data in Arizona was not reliable and thus this data was not used. The rating is based on CMS data only.

The survey for this facility was not reliable and thus this data was not used. The rating is based on CMS data only.