Selecting a Nursing Home is one of the most important decisions you will make. Selecting the wrong one can be catastrophic. GOWD provides the guidelines for making the best selection.

We use the medicare.gov database that includes nursing home ratings for over 16,000 facilities. We list those facilities within a 25 mile (default) radius of the search entry. Below the listings we include the websites, if available, a road map and inspection report.

As you will probably be looking into several facilities we recommend that to your download the check list and important documents prior to doing a search

RECOMMENDATIONS

Download the Checklist  here. Open a new folder and save.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

The articles below will be most useful when you are evaluating skilled nursing facilities. Discuss them with the facility. Download these articles and save them in the Check List folder

  • Download Trust Accounts Fraud, click here.
  • Download Antipsychotic Drug Abuse, click here.
  • Download Manipulated Ratings, click here.
  • Download Fake Reviews warnings, click here.
  • Download Hospital Recommendations, click here.

Get written confirmation from facilities that they do not have any of the above problems.

Search for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Search entries examples below.

e.g. “80202” or “denver, co” or “6000 e 4th ave denver”
or “Denver Intl Airport”

At this time the websites are included in fifteen states.
They are: AK AZ CO CT FL MA ME NC NH NJ NY RI SC VT WY.