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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1The Glen at Willow ValleyLancaster, PA203Accept Medicaid, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
2Mennonite HomeLancaster, PA188Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
3The Lutheran Home at ToptonTopton, PA194Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council, Footnote 2
4Messiah Lifeways at Messiah VillageMechanicsburg, PA184Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
5Glen Hazel CenterPittsburgh, PA255Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
6Southeastern Veterans' CenterSpring City, PA238 Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
7Abramson Senior Care ResidenceNorth Wales, PA324Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
8Attleboro Nursing & Rehab CenterLanghorne, PA179Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
9Masonic Village at ElizabethtownElizabethtown, PA453Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
10Rehab at ShannondellAudubon, PA160Accept Medicaid, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
11ManorCare Health Services-Bethel ParkBethel Park, PA160Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
12WesburyMeadville, PA210Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
13West Hills Health & Rehabilitation CenterCoraopolis, PA150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
14Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCareWashington, PA155Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
15Crestview CenterLanghorne, PA180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
16The Willows of Presbyterian SeniorCareOakmont, PA193Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
17ManorCare Health Services-GreentreePittsburgh, PA180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
18Rolling Fields Elder Care CommunityConneautville, PA181Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident and Family Council
19Seneca PlaceVerona, PA174Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
20Cedarbrook Senior Care & RehabilitationAllentown, PA670Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
21ManorCare Health Services-PottstowPottstown, PA150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
22Holy Family Manor - BethlehemBethlehem, PA208Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
22ManorCare Health Services-Oxford ValleyYardley, PA170Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
24Cranberry PlaceCranberry Township, PA150Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
25Neshaminy ManorWarrington, PA360Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council, Footnote 2
26St. Paul's Senior Living CommunityGreenville, PA192Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
27Rouse Home Warren CountyYoungsville, PA176Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
28Kane Scott CenterPittsburgh, PA311Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
29Vincentian HomePittsburgh, PA212Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council
30Saunders HouseWynnewood, PA180Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
31Hanover HallHanover, PA152Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council, Footnote 2
32ManorCare Health Services-Whitehall BoroughPittsburgh, PA166Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
33ManorCare Health Services-EastonEaston, PA227Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
34ManorCare Health Services-AllentownAllentown, PA166Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
35ManorCare Health Services - MontgomeryvilleMontgomeryville, PA155Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council
36Berks Heim Nursing & RehabilitationLeesport, PA420Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident Council, Footnote 2
37Pocopson HomeWest Chester, PA275Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council
38Phoebe HealthCare Center AllentownAllentown, PA395Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Resident Council, Footnote 2
39Jewish Homes of Eastern PennsylvaniaScranton, PA173Accept Medicaid, Accept Medicare, Resident and Family Council, Footnote 2
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.