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Guides
The following guides are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat to view. If you have trouble viewing them you may download Acrobat at the following link: Adobe Acrobat
Selecting a Nursing HomeA 72 page guide to selecting the right nursing home for you - provided by CMS
Nursing Home ChecklistA checklist with questions to ask when visiting a nursing home - provided by CMS
Resource Pages
Nursing Home Top ListsOur top ten lists for each state - includes lists for the top 10 nursing homes by resident population, staffing hours per day per residents, and aggregate star rating. Also includes the cities with the most nursing homes in each state.
Glossary of TermsOur glossary provides definitions for a number of nursing home related terms that you are likely to encounter when deciding on a new home for your loved on or yourself.
CMS Nursing Home CompareThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Nursing Home Comparison tool.
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