Best Nursing Homes aren’t hard to find! #ad


May 27, 2015 is the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day! The 2015 Theme is “If You Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving!” On this day 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. to celebrate. The goal of this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

“My dad got sick a few years ago. He spent some time in the hospital and then they sent him to a Nursing Home for rehab before he was able to come home. The Nursing Home took great care of him and I felt so good knowing that he was in the best possible hands. The people at the Nursing Home were so attentive to my dad and his needs that they actually noticed that something wasn’t right and my dad shouldn’t have been released from the hospital so soon. They took the necessary steps to have him admitted back into the hospital so that he could get the medical care he needed. Once he was treated and observed for a few more days, he was released back to the Nursing Home to proceed with rehab. They worked with my dad to get him better fast and able to come back home. It was such a great feeling to know that the Nursing Home gave him such great care.”

Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home or in a hospital. A Home Health Aide can handle some of the care but when advanced care is needed a Nursing Home may be the best place to have your needs addressed. 

Nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. I’m sure you have heard some horror stories. Fortunately there are great Nursing Homes out there. They have 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. It’s like a home away from home for many people. Finding a wonderful Nursing Home is possible. 

If you are wondering how to find one, this is where come in to the picture. This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers. list five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You get access to the listing with all of the information at your fingertips. It can make a tough decision a little bit easier for yourself and your family. 

What makes different from other sites?

    1. lists only the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.
    2. Nobody is trying to sell you anything. 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 completely free list.
    3. You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site. Once again, there is nobody trying to sell you anything, this is all free information for you to browse at your convenience. 
    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 gets real, authentic reviews from real residents and family members.

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.”

If you need more info:

For more information about Best Nursing Homes or the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, please contact Dr. Cook at or 949-813-0182.


13 Replies to “Best Nursing Homes aren’t hard to find! #ad”

  1. It is good to know that there are good places to choose to take your elderly parents when the time comes. With all the things in the news about abuse it is hard to decide to send them to be taken care of someone else, but seems that this is a safe place that offers a lot of great things for older people and they have the qualifications to do it allowing the family to know they will be safe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is an awesome site to know about! Thank you for sharing! There are so many homes out there that do have a bad rap, it is nice to have somewhere you can go to make this decision more comforting! National Senior health and Fitness day…Awesome!! I never even knew such a day existed! “If you keep moving, You’ll keep improving” I love that!!

  3. This is a great resource for families looking for a great place for loved ones. My grandma stayed at a fantastic nursing home, but it was so expensive that it isn’t an option for many. Thanks for sharing this resource.

  4. It’s so good to have a service like this. It’s hard to make a decision like this and know about all of the bad things we hear about nursing homes. This service gives only the best and that can give family members peace of mind.

  5. This is such an informative post! I’m so happy to hear that your dad was well taken care of at the nursing home and that they noticed something wasn’t right with your dad and took action to get him admitted again. Many places could have missed that so I’m super happy they noticed and were taking good care of him. It’s important to know of the best nursing homes out there! I’m glad there are some out there and hope that all nursing homes will be 5 star one day!! Everyone deserves the very best care when ill. <3 Thanks for this valuable blog post and the resources too. -Alanna

  6. I really hope to never have to make this decision for my parents. I think it’s important to do research before hand. This sounds like an amazing resource to reach out to when faced with this decision!

  7. I know I don’t want to think about putting my parents into a nursing home. I don’t like the idea and neither do they. However, I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older and listened to other people, it is sometimes out of necessity. I will have to all of this in mind should the decision be put on me one day.

  8. This looks like a great resource for people looking into a nursing home. I know my husband’s grandfather is starting to look at them for when he gets a bit older and this will be a useful tool. I’m sure he’d love any suggestions we could give him!

  9. I agree that there are some very wonderful nursing homes out there. It’s great that there is a site to help families find them. When the time comes, it can be overwhelming and a difficult decision to make, so anything that helps take the pressure off is a good thing! I’m glad to hear things went so great with your dad!

  10. Its’ great that there is a place to go like this where you can trust to find a great nursing home. I hear way to may sad stories about what happens at some of them so I would definitely use this website in the future. Thanks for sharing.

  11. While I have not yet contemplated a nursing home for my parents, it sure is relieving to know there are nice places out there for elderly care. Someday, we may all have to pass through a nursing home, truth be told.

  12. I worked in nursing/residential homes for about eight years when I was at school then though university and I enjoyed working with the elderly and not because I was their personal assitanct but due to the knowledge they shared. It’s great to have nursing homes that look after the needs of the patient especially those that a family can not do themselves.

    1. It’s so hard to trust a nursing home with your loved ones. But usually you have no choice. We made the right decision for my dad and he was well taken care of. Thanks for reading.

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