Magazine Compiles Rankings of U.S. Nursing Homes

U.S. News & World Report examines government data from more than 15,500 nursing homes to determine which are the nation's best: "At the core of the rankings is the data and ratings found on Nursing Home Compare, a federal website created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CMS collects and analyzes information on almost all nursing homes—all that accept Medicare or Medicaid residents—and rates the facilities on numerous measures, from safe food preparation to the amount of nursing care per resident" (Comarow, 10/5).

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