By NONA TEPPER
U.S. News & World Report named five Chicago facilities the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18, up from four last year.
- Swedish Covenant Hospital
- Astoria Place Living & Rehab
- Montgomery Place
- Selfhelp Home
- Community First Medical Center
all got top ratings from the magazine.
The nursing home report, which U.S. News launched in 2009, uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rank nursing homes on factors including health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care, with an emphasis on long-term performance consistency.
Seventy-six Illinois nursing homes received top marks this year, up from 63 last year. The magazine evaluated a total of 740 Illinois nursing homes.