Medicare and Continuing Care

Frequently Asked Questions

17. How can you find a nursing home in your area?

If you are considering nursing home care, you can begin your search at http://www.medicare.gov. You can find many links that can help you gather information about Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities and long-term care options in your state. You also can compare the quality of nursing homes in your area. To look at or print a copy of the booklet "Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care," go to "Search Tools" and select "Find a Medicare Publication." You can also call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227) to find out if a free copy can be mailed to you. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.