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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Rank
Nursing Home
City
Hospital beds
Additional Information
1Alden Estates of HuntleyHuntley, IL170Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
2Burgess Square Healthcare & Rehab CentreWestmont, IL203Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
3Oak Brook CareOak Brook, IL156Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
4St. Patrick's ResidenceNaperville, IL209Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
5Friendship Village - SchaumburgSchaumburg, IL250Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
6Wynscape Health & Rehabilitation at WyndemereWheaton, IL199Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
7Lutheran HomeArlington Heights, IL354Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
8Presence Resurrection Life CenterChicago, IL157Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
9Whitehall of Deerfield Healthcare CenterDeerfield, IL190Accept Medicaid, Resident Council
10Presence Villa Scalabrini Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterNorthlake, IL229Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
11Symphony of Hanover ParkHanover Park, IL150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
12Avantara Park RidgePark Ridge, IL154Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
13Symphony of EvanstonEvanston, IL158Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
14Greek American Rehabilitation & Care CentreWheeling, IL188Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
15ManorCare at Arlington HeightsArlington Heights, IL151Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
16Glenview Terrace Nursing CenterGlenview, IL314Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
17ManorCare Health Services-LibertyvilleLibertyville, IL150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
18Norridge GardensNorridge, IL292Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
19Meadowbrook LaGrangeLa Grange, IL197Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
20ManorCare Health Services-Elk Grove VillageElk Grove Village, IL190Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
21Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterPark Ridge, IL296Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
22Citadel Of NorthbrookNorthbrook, IL158Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
23Lexington of BloomingdaleBloomingdale, IL166Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
24Odd Fellow Rebekah Home AssociationMattoon, IL162Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
25ManorCare Health Services-Oak Lawn WestOak Lawn, IL191Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
26Alden Poplar CreekHoffman Estates, IL217Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
27Lee Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterDes Plaines, IL262Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
28Buckingham PavilionChicago, IL235Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
29Lieberman Center for Health and RehabilitationSkokie, IL240Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
30Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care CenterEffingham, IL154Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family 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.