The best, worst states for nursing home care

Hawaii is the top-ranked state for nursing home care, according to an analysis by, a company that helps people find caregivers, analyzed recent CMS data and surveyed 978 people to get their take on U.S. nursing home care.

CMS developed a quality rating system for nursing homes to help families evaluate how a facility has performed based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

The top 10 states for nursing home care, with No. 1 being the highest-ranked:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Florida
  4. New Jersey
  5. Colorado
  6. Delaware
  7. Connecticut
  8. Minnesota
  9. North Dakota
  10. Idaho

The bottom 10 states for nursing home care, with No. 1 being the lowest-ranked:

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Louisiana
  4. Kentucky
  5. Georgia
  6. New Mexico
  7. North Carolina
  8. Missouri
  9. West Virginia
  10. Illinois

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