The 39 nursing homes listed alphabetically below make up the 2012 Honor Roll. They were the only homes, out of more than 15,500 that U.S. News reviewed, to receive four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in all three areas—health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care—in which CMS evaluates these facilities. While that’s no guarantee a home is free of shortcomings or that it’s ideal for a specific person, it can provide some peace of mind.
2012 Honor Roll Includes:
Alzheimers Resource Center of Connecticut Plantsville, Conn.
Avalon Nursing Home Warwick, R.I.
Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility Framingham, Mass.
Catherine Kasper Home Donaldson, Ind.
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Greenville, Maine
Covenant Shores Health Center Mercer Island, Wash.
Dahl Memorial Nursing Home Ekalaka, Mont.
De La Salle Hall Lincroft, N.J.
Duxbury House Nursing Home Duxbury, Mass.
Elmhurst Extended Care Center Elmhurst, Ill.
Heywood Transitional Care Center Gardner, Mass.
Hillhaven Nursing Center Adelphi, Md.
Island Nursing Home Honolulu, Hawaii
J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Southport, N.C.
Jamaica Hospital Jamaica, N.Y.
Jeanne Jugan Residence Newark, Del.
Katahdin Nursing Home Millinocket, Maine
Little Sisters of the Poor Pittsburgh
Lourdes Health Care Center Wilton, Conn.
Matulaitis Nursing Home Putnam, Conn.
Menig Extended Care Randolph, Vt.
Passavant Area Hospital Jacksonville, Ill.
Peconic Landing at Southold Greenport, N.Y.
Pioneer Lodge Coldwater, Kan.
Providence Seaside Hospital Seaside, Ore.
Quyanna Care Center Nome, Alaska
Rady Children’s Hospital Bernardy Center San Diego
Rehabilitation Pavilion at the Weils Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Riverview Lutheran Care Center Spokane, Wash.
South Mountain Restoration Center South Mountain, Pa.
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children Bayside, N.Y.
St. Vincent Care Center Emmitsburg, Md.
Sub-Acute Saratoga Saratoga, Calif.
The Colony at Eden Prairie Eden Prairie, Minn.
Tockwotton Home Providence, R.I.
Vi at Grayhawk Scottsdale, Ariz.
Westchester Meadows Valhalla, N.Y.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Lakeshore Manor Racine, Wis.
Wibaux County Nursing Home Wibaux, Mont.