Five- and Four-Star Nursing Homes

A government survey looks for the best

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Selecting a nursing home is an issue that many people face a lot earlier in life than they might have expected – quite often with concern for a relative or friend. It is a difficult decision that balances quality concerns with cost realities. Listed here are the area’s top nursing homes as determined by an analysis for Medicare.Gov, described as the “U.S. government’s official website for Medicare.” Nursing homes with 5- and 4-star ratings are judged to be the overall best.

*Note: All of the facilities listed here accept Medicare. There are some well-established and respected facilities in this area with nursing home components (such as Poydras Home, Lambeth House and St. Anna’s Residence, all Uptown) that don’t accept government payments, thus wouldn’t be eligible for analysis in preparing this list, yet are respected. We urge those faced with nursing home decisions to consider the many options before making their final decisions.

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