10 States With the Highest Percentage of Best Nursing Homes

Half of the states with the largest percentages of homes with a 5-star rating are in New England.

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The 10 states below have the highest percentages of nursing homes with five stars—the federal government's best rating. Alaska has so few nursing homes that three less five-stars homes would have dropped the state off the list. The average for all states is 12.4 percent.

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State All Nursing Homes % With 5 Stars
1. Alaska 15 33.3%
2. Hawaii 47 23.4%
3. District of Columbia 18 22.2%
4. Maine 109 21.1%
5. Nevada 48 20.8%
6. Alabama 231 19.9%
7. Massachusetts 429 19.1%
8. Rhode Island 85 18.8%
9. Delaware 45 17.8%
10. New Hampshire 79 17.7%

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