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Best, Worst U.S. Nursing Homes 2011 Rankings

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services uses a FIVE-STAR QUALITY RATING system to assist consumers to locate and compare Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.   The system ranges from 1 star—the nursing home is “much below average,” to 5 stars—the nursing home is “much above average.”  The home’s overall score is based upon health inspections, staffing levels and quality measures.  The highest achievable score is 15 stars.

 

Great Places provides state-by-state lists of some of 2011’s TEN BEST and TEN WORST NURSING HOMES, based upon the Health and Human Services’ database.

 

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