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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1Elizabeth Seton Children’s CenterYonkers, NY 169Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, No Resident and Family Council
2NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur Skilled Nursing FacilityNew York, NY 295Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
3Northwell Health Stern Family Center for RehabilitationManhasset, NY 256Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
4Brookhaven Health Care FacilityEast Patchogue, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
5Coler Rehabilitation & Nursing Care CenterRoosevelt Island, NY 815Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
6NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View Skilled Nursing FacilityStaten Island, NY 304Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
7New York State Veterans' Home at St. AlbansJamaica, NY 250Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
8Garden Gate Health Care FacilityCheektowaga, NY 184Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
9Sitrin Health Care CenterNew Hartford, NY 188Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
10Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and RehabilitationBrooklyn, NY 448Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
11ArchCare at San Vicente de PaúlBronx, NY 200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
12Brothers of Mercy Nursing & RehabilitationClarence, NY 240Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
13Elderwood At WilliamsvilleWilliamsville, NY 200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
14New York State Veterans' Home at OxfordOxford, NY 242Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
15St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterSmithtown, NY 240Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
16Lutheran Care Center at Concord VillagePoughkeepsie, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
17Friendly HomeRochester, NY 204Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
18Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation CenterStaten Island, NY 378Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
19Seneca Health Care CenterWest Seneca, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
20ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh HomeNew York, NY 362Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
21Long Island State Veterans HomeStonybrook, NY 350Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
22ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care CenterNew York, NY 679Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
23New York State Veterans' Home at MontroseMontrose, NY 252Accept Medicaid, No Resident and Family Council
24Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehabilitation CenterStaten Island, NY 576Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
25Maria Regina ResidenceBrentwood, NY 188Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
26Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & RehabilitationNew Hyde Park, NY 527Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
27Kingsway CommunitySchenectady, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
28North Gate Health Care FacilityNorth Tonawanda, NY 200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
29McAuley ResidenceKenmore, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
30Sea Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterBrooklyn, NY 320Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
31Harris Hill Nursing FacilityWilliamsville, NY 192Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
32NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter Skilled Nursing FacilityManhattan, NY 1,389Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
33Terrace ViewBuffalo, NY 390Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
34Our Lady Of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation Care CenterWest Islip, NY 450Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
35Ozanam Hall Nursing Home of QueensBayside, NY 432Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
36Forest View Center For Rehabilitation & NursingForest Hills, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
37Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation and NursingSpring Valley, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
38Autumn View Health Care FacilityHamburg, NY 230Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
39Workmen’s Circle MultiCare Center Bronx, NY 524Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
40Cedar Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterOssining, NY 153Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
41Jewish Home of RochesterRochester, NY 362Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
42Carillon Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterHuntington, NY 315Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
43Father Baker ManorOrchard Park, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
44Glen Cove Center For Nursing And RehabilitationGlen Cove, NY 154Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
45Elderwood At LiverpoolLiverpool, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
46Schaffer Extended Care Center at Montefiore New Rochelle HospitalNew Rochelle, NY 150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
47The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care FacilityAmsterdam, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
48Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterCommack, NY 460Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
49Wesley Health Care Center Saratoga Springs, NY 356Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
50Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterBrooklyn, NY 200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
51Beechwood Continuing CareGetzville, NY 272Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
52GreenField Health & Rehabilitation CenterLancaster, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
53Cliffside Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care CenterFlushing, NY 218Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
54St Patricks HomeBronx, NY 264Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
55Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterNew York, NY 449Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
56Lutheran JamestownJamestown, NY 174Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council, Footnote 2
57Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLong Beach, NY 200Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
58Beach Gardens Rehab & Nursing CenterFar Rockaway, NY 163Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
59Resort Nursing HomeArverne, NY 230Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
60Our Lady Of Mercy Life CenterGuilderland, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
61Bassett Healthcare Network Valley Health ServicesHerkimer, NY 160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
62Elcor Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterHorseheads, NY 305Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
63Regency Extended Care CenterYonkers, NY 315Accept 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.