The 10 States With the Highest Percentages of Best Nursing Homes

Of the states with the largest percentages of homes with 5-star ratings, 3 are in New England.

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These 10 states have the highest percentages of nursing homes with 5 stars overall, the federal government's top rating. Alaska has such a small number of nursing homes that the state would have dropped off the list with three fewer 5-star facilities. The average for all states is 12.8 percent.

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State All nursing homes Percent with 5 stars
1. Alaska 15 33.3%
2. New Hampshire 80 23.8%
3. Hawaii 47 23.4%
4. Wyoming 38 21.1%
5. Alabama 231 20.8%
6. Delaware 45 20.0%
7. Nevada 48 18.8%
8. Massachusetts 427 18.7%
9. South Carolina 177 18.6%
10. Maine 109 18.4%
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