CHICAGO, IL – The list of best nursing homes in Illinois has been released by U.S. News. Out of the 707 nursing homes in the state, 95 received an overall rating of 5 out of 5.
U.S. News reviews nurse staffing levels, health inspections, quality measures and other key data to determine each facility’s rating. Beginning in 2009, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes rating have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a tool ran by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In 2018, U.S. News added a Short-Term Rehabilitation rating, evaluating the care delivered to patients after a hospitalization for surgery, a heart attack, stroke, injury or similar condition.
In 2019, a Long-Term Care rating was added to evaluate the care delivered to residents who can no longer live independently and rely on help with daily activities such as eating, administering medication or getting in and out of a wheelchair.
For a facility to be eligible for rating, a home must receive reimbursement from CMS in July of 2021 and had sufficient data to evaluate quality in that rating.
To be recognized as a U.S. News Best Nursing Home, a facility must be “high performing” in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or both.
To view data and learn more about the best nursing home facilities in Illinois, click here. The U.S. News Best Nursing Home report provides an overview of nursing home facilities, a resident safety summary including information on staff and resident COVID-19 vaccination rates, costs, inspections and more.