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Finding and Choosing a Nursing Home

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.


Looking for a nursing home?

Provider Search:  This application from the Department of Health Services allows you to search for Wisconsin nursing homes by location within the state.

Search a database:  This nursing home database, from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides information about nursing homes and their compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

More help

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Consumer Information Reports provide information on inspection results, nursing staff turnover and nurse staffing for individual nursing homes.

Wisconsin Nursing Homes, from DHS, provides more information on alternatives to nursing home care, how to choose a nursing home, and information on Wisconsin nursing homes.

LeadingAge, formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, has consumer information about planning and paying for aging services and about finding nursing homes and other services for older adults.

Wisconsin nursing home lists and links

Members of the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: a list of not-for-profit facilities in Wisconsin.

Information on nursing homes that are members of the Wisconsin Health Care Association.

Last Revised: June 11, 2013