How to Find and Check Out Nursing Homes

Jacqueline Marcell Health Guide
  • I have been helping several friends who have suddenly found themselves in caregiving crisis mode–each with an elderly parent who has had to be placed in a nursing home after a stint in the hospital. Several are there because of terrible falls (one straight down a whole flight of stairs head first), one with a stroke, and several in the final stage of Alzheimer’s.

    Each of my friends has struggled hard to find the right nursing home and I have done my best to direct them to resources that help find and check the places out. I compiled this list to help them, which all say has been very helpful–so I want to share it with you.

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    Consumer Reports (National Guide to Nursing Homes)


    HealthGrades (Locate/Compare 15,000 nursing homes)

  (The Guide to Nursing Home Facilities)


    Nursing Home Abuse Newsletter (Information from Lawyers)


    Nursing Home Compare (Medicare/Medicaid certified in USA)


    Nursing Home Compare


    Nursing Home Reform (National Citizens’ Coalition for)


    Nursing Home Reports (Nation-wide search online)


    Nursing Home Watch List (violations/substantiated complaints)


    Nursing Homes (National evaluations, watch list, violations)

    You can learn more about Jacqueline and find information about her book at

Published On: June 26, 2007