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
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1Hillsdale County Medical CareHillsdale, MI170Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
2Tuscola County Medical CareCaro, MI159Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
3Bay County Medical Care FacilityEssexville, MI206Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council, Footnote 2
4Maple Woods ManorClio, MI151Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
5Shelby Health & Rehabilitation CenterShelby Township, MI212Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
6Fraser VillaFraser, MI154Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
7Marwood Nursing and Rehab in Port HuronPort Huron, MI240Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
8Lapeer County Medical Care FacilityLapeer, MI202Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
9Four Seasons Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of WestlandWestland, MI180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
10West Bloomfield Health & Rehabilitation CenterWest Bloomfield, MI172Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
11Shorepoint Health & Rehabilitation CenterSaint Clair Shores, MI200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
12Canal View -- Houghton CountyHancock, MI197Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
13Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation CenterSouthfield, MI151Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
14Pomeroy Living Sterling Skilled RehabilitationSterling Heights, MI180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
15Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Centers - Kalamazoo AveGrand Rapids, MI165Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
16Thornapple ManorHastings, MI161Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
17Glacier Hills Senior Living CommunityAnn Arbor, MI161Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
18Heartland Health Care Center-Allen ParkAllen Park, MI163Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
19Heartland Health Care Center-CantonCanton, MI150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
20Applewood Nursing CenterWoodhaven, MI150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
21Heartland Health Care Center-OaklandTroy, MI160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
22Rivergate TerraceRiverview, MI288Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
23Rivergate Health Care CenterRiverview, MI223Accept 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.