To find skilled nursing home ratings, visit, do a search for nursing homes within a specific geographic area or by the facility’s name, and view ratings on each nursing home. rates the facilitie... More » Health Older Adults

The government authority that provides nursing home ratings and reports is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to The government posts the ratings on the Nursing Home Compare website. More » Business & Finance Real Estate Finding a Home

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides a search tool for comparing Medicare nursing homes on To use it, enter a ZIP code into the "Location" field, and click "Search." The site returns a... More » Health Older Adults
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