There are 366 New Jersey nursing homes. Of these only 1/3 or about 83 have received the U.S. News rating of 4.5 stars or more. The U.S. News ratings use information compiled by the U.S. Government on the Nursing Home Compare website (Managed by CMS – the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in addition to other criteria such as an averaging of monthly data and greater emphasis on medical quality measures. U.S. News goes even further to ensure that any provided therapies exceed a minimum required rehabilitative service levels.

9 New Jersey Nursing Homes May Soon Be Ranked Among the Worst in the Country

A 2019 CMS study lists the following nursing homes as being candidates for classification as “Special Focus Facilities. A special focus facility is a nursing home where there is a history of serious quality issues. New Jersey nursing homes listed on the latest list from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) include:

  • Millville Center (Millville)
  • Our Lady’s Center for Rehabilitation and HC (Pleasantville)
  • Care One at Evesham (Marlton)
  • Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Trenton)
  • Sterling Manor (Maple Shade)
  • Waterview Center (Cedar Grove)
  • Summit Ridge Center (West Orange)

Two New Jersey nursing homes are already designated as special focus facilities. They are:

  • New Grove Manor
  • Riverfront Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (Pennsauken)

To read an overview of the study visit View the entire study to see the entire list of problem-plagued facilities.

When visiting and considering a nursing home, we suggest reviewing both the U.S. News and CMS ratings.

Rating Criteria

Most rating services look at three factors when rating nursing homes:

  1. state-conducted health inspections
  2. nurse staffing
  3. medical quality measures

Nursing Homes We Monitor for Neglect and Abuse

We monitor all Nursing Homes in New Jersey for neglect and abuse including legal judgments against each facility. If you have a concern with any of the nursing homes listed below, we suggest contacting an expert at the law firm of Howard Law LLP at (201) 488-4644 to discuss your case and the history of the facility. All consultations are confidential and free.