How to find the best nursing homes…

Did you know that today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day? How cool, right??? Well, I thought that this would be a good time to discuss our loved ones and their health. A friend of mine is going through a hard time. Her father just had a stroke and he can no longer get around on his own. He is still in the hospital for now, but they are unsure of what they are going to do when he gets out. It seems they are unsure of how mobile he will be when he gets out so going to my friends house to stay is out of the question, yet she has young children, so she can’t stay with him 24/7.

We discussed moving him to a nursing home but because of some things she had heard in the past, she is at a loss of who to trust with her father. I mean, between you and me nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. But what most people don’t know is that there are really good ones out there—rehabilitative centers that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital. My Grandma was at a nursing home that was like a resort in Florida and she loved it there, but I am unsure of where she can find one like that here in Texas. I mean, where does one start to find the best nursing homes?

Welcome This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, that lists five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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What’s different about this site than others?

  1. lists ONLY the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.
  2. There’s no annoying sales center. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good places to go. It’s a free list.
  3. You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site.
  4. You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.
  5. You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow photos and videos.
  6. You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes uses proprietary software to get real reviews from real residents and family members. And they’re authentic—there’s no gaming from competitors or advertisers.

Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it his life’s work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best practices in skilled nursing.”

In the end, it comes down to finding a nursing home you can trust and what better way to start your search, why not contact Dr. Cook at, call 949-813-0182 or go to

How do you go about finding information about the best nursing homes?

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  1. I think looking at reviews of the homes is always a good idea. Nursing homes can be a great way to ensure someone’s safety as long as you find the right one!

  2. Just the thought of having to choose a nursing home is tough to think about, but if that situation ever does arise, I want the absolute best care for my loved ones. Thanks for sharing information on this important resource.

  3. I’m so glad there’s a resource like this. Making the decision like this is hard enough already!

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