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America's Best Nursing Homes 2023

Finding a nursing home for a loved one can be a difficult experience. The practical and financial issues are complex and the emotional aspects can sometimes be overwhelming. The continuing threat of COVID-19 isn't making any of that easier. To try to make the process more manageable, Newsweek has once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to create our annual ranking of America's Best Nursing Homes.

This year's ranking identifies the nation's top 475 facilities and are awarded by state. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities were included. The total number of awardees varies per state due to different numbers of total facilities in each state. In general, we awarded approximately the top 20 percent per state.

The rankings are based on four criteria including a performance data score, a reputation score and a COVID-19 Score. This year we have added a score for facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International, an independent, non-profit healthcare standards organization which has been accrediting facilities since 1951.

We hope you will find our ranking helpful in making your own nursing home choices.

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RankFacilityCityCertified BedsMedicare/Medicaid AcceptedContinuing Care Retirement CommunityResident and Family Council
1Ararat Home of Los AngelesMission Hills254Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
2Edgemoor DP SNFSantee192Medicare and MedicaidNResident
3Mission de la Casa Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterSan Jose163Medicare and MedicaidNResident
4Alden Terrace Convalescent HospitalLos Angeles210Medicare and MedicaidNResident
5Generations Healthcare - English Oaks Convalescent & Rehabiliation CenterModesto180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
6Compass Health - Mission View Health CenterSan Luis Obispo162Medicare and MedicaidNResident
7Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLodi150Medicare and MedicaidNResident
8Beverly Hills Rehabilitation CentreLos Angeles150MedicareNResident
9ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - RossmoorWalnut Creek155Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
10Generations Healthcare - Canyon OaksCanoga Park185Medicare and MedicaidNResident
11Veterans Home of California - Chula VistaChula Vista180Medicare and MedicaidYResident
12Escondido Post Acute RehabEscondido180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
13South Coast Post AcuteSanta Ana255Medicare and MedicaidNResident
14San Gabriel Convalescent CenterRosemead151Medicare and MedicaidNResident
15Covenant Care - La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterLa Jolla161Medicare and MedicaidNResident
16Dignity Health - Bruceville TerraceSacramento171Medicare and MedicaidNResident
17Marquis ShastaRedding180Medicare and MedicaidNResident
18Victoria Care CenterVentura188Medicare and MedicaidNResident
19Covenant Care - Shoreline Care CenterOxnard193Medicare and MedicaidNResident
20Crestwood ModestoModesto194MedicaidNResident
21Downey Community Health CenterDowney198Medicare and MedicaidNResident
22Manorcare Health Services - Citrus HeightsCitrus Heights162Medicare and MedicaidNResident
23Anaheim Healthcare Center, LlcAnaheim250Medicare and MedicaidNResident
24Crestwood Manor - 104Stockton190MedicaidNResident
25Long Beach Healthcare CenterLong Beach163Medicare and MedicaidNResident
26El Encanto Healthcare & Habilitation CenterCity Of Industry185Medicare and MedicaidNResident
27Buena Vista Care CenterSanta Barbara150Medicare and MedicaidNResident
28Country Villa Rehabilitation CenterLos Angeles180Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
29Idylwood Care CenterSunnyvale185Medicare and MedicaidNResident
30Los Altos Sub-Acute And Rehabilitation CenterLos Altos152Medicare and MedicaidNResident
31La Fuente Post AcuteVista187Medicare and MedicaidNResident
32Veterans Home of California - YountvilleYountville301Medicare and MedicaidNNone
33Villa Las Palmas Healthcare CenterEl Cajon151Medicare and MedicaidNResident
34White Blossom Care CenterSan Jose153Medicare and MedicaidNResident
35Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation Los Alamitos194Medicare and MedicaidNResident
36San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living - Jewish Home & Rehab CenterSan Francisco378Medicare and MedicaidNResident
37Glendora Grand, IncGlendora342Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
38Arden Post Acute RehabSacramento177Medicare and MedicaidNResident
39MainPlace Post AcuteOrange169Medicare and MedicaidNResident
40LAJHealth Eisenberg VillageReseda239Medicare and MedicaidNBoth
41The Orchard Post Acute CareWhittier162Medicare and MedicaidNResident
42South Pasadena Care CenterSouth Pasadena156Medicare and MedicaidNResident
43Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care CenterSacramento161Medicare and MedicaidNResident
44Alexandria Care Center Los Angeles177Medicare and MedicaidNResident

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AMERICA'S BEST NURSING HOMES 2023 highlights the nation's top 475 nursing homes out of 11,722 analyzed. The rankings are based on four data sources: performance data, peer recommendations, handling of COVID-19 and accreditations. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities, according to the centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022 were included in the study.

Statista used CMS data to determine the performance of nursing homes. For peer recommendations, Statista invited over 10,000 medical experts (registered nurses, nursing home managers and administrators, licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants, therapists and physicians) to an online survey. Additionally, experts from all over the U.S. could participate in the survey of the Best Nursing Homes by State on Email verification was required and self-recommendation was not possible. The survey data was collected from July to August 2022. Statista and Newsweek calculated a COVID-19 score for each facility, using CMS data, to identify nursing homes which have had the best possible response and protocols during the pandemic. For the first time, nursing homes accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI) have been added to the scoring model (where available).
br> The overall rating is the weighted average of the performance data score (35 percent), reputation score (35 percent, COVID-19 score (25 percent) and the accreditation score (5 percent). The best 475 nursing homes are awarded with a rank in their own state, resulting in 25 individual lists.

The rankings are composed exclusively of nursing homes that are eligible regarding the scope described in here.
A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations and publicly available data sources at the time. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated to the facilities were not included in the metrics. The results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about nursing homes or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility.
The quality of nursing homes that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

You can download the full methodology here.