There are various resources one can use to determine what nursing homes exist in the Chicago metropolitan area. As well, several sources exist which rate nursing homes on a variety of parameters.
The U.S. News & World Report page states the following:
There are 396 nursing homes in the Chicago, Ill., metropolitan area, 94 of which received an overall rating of five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This metro area includes Aurora, Evanston, Joliet, and Naperville.
The Chicago Tribune page further clarifies the ratings from the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It says:
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calculate the number of stars, which are based on complaint investigations and the last three annual inspections. Other data used include staffing levels, which are self-reported by the nursing homes.
While both the Chicago Tribune and U.S. News & World Report pages include a list of all of the Chicago area nursing homes and their ratings, the U.S. News and World Report page provides the overall rating, as well as the rating for “Health Inspections,” “Nurse Staffing,” and “Quality Measures.”
Both of the pages provide additional resources regarding Chicago nursing homes. The Chicago Tribune page includes a link to an article titled “Misery: Inside a 1-star nursing home,” whereas the U.S. News & World Report page includes a “Your Guide to Nursing Homes” page which includes sections on “How to Choose a Nursing Home” as well as “How to Cover the Cost” and “How to Guarantee Good Care.” Each of these sections contains various topics.