What are five-star quality ratings for nursing homes?

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You are likely to come across five-star quality ratings while doing research to find the best skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation care option for you or your family. It’s what the government uses for its Nursing Home Compare tool. This printable and downloadable guide explains how five-star ratings are determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS) and can help you compare nursing homes in your search for safe and high quality long term care.