Picking a nursing home to care for a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming.  You want the best care, but where to start?  What nursing homes are in the area?  Have they had any problems?  What services do they provide?  What are the right questions to ask?  Here is a great place to start.

Medicare keeps detailed records of all nursing homes, and rates them on a one-star to five-star scale. Its free, easy to access, objective, simple to read, and you can compare multiple nursing homes at the same time.  If your family member or loved one is currently in a nursing home, this website is also a great tool to see how your current nursing home compares to others.