Nursing Home Report Card
Report card based on Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home inspections and complaint investigations over a two-year period. Measures nursing home compliance with 50 federal quality standards in the areas of nursing care, resident rights, food service, environment and administration. Report card is updated monthly.

Selecting a Long-Term Care Setting
This guide walks consumers through the process of choosing a nursing home for a loved one. Includes a useful visit checklist to help evaluate facilities. The guide describes long-term care options, costs, reviewing inspection reports, and the importance of advocating for loved ones in long-term care.

A Guide to Community-Based Long Term Care in New Jersey
This guide helps older adults plan for their future financial, health and housing needs. The guide describes programs that provide medical, financial, legal, and social service assistance. It also includes consumer checklists and helpful resources for those seeking help for themselves, a family member or friend.

Nursing Home Compare – U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
A federal database that allows searches of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes by state, county, city, zip code and name. Provides detailed information on facility ownership, number of beds, staffing levels, performance on quality-of-care measures, and track record in recent inspections.

The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services offers a great deal of information about NJ nursing homes. For more information go to