Looking for a good nursing home in your locale? Want to know the overall condition of the other residents at the nursing home in order to select the appropriate facility for your loved one?

Your search just got easier! National Public Radio (NPR) has created a database of every nursing home in all 50 states. The site quickly and easily describes the quality of the nursing home (based upon the 5 Star Rating System established by the federal government) as well as a “snapshot” of the other residents at the facility. The site discloses the percentage of residents who can independently dress, bathe, eat, walk, and toilet themselves.

My Take: If you are looking for a good nursing home…start your research right here!

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at