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 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," "Forms,help & Resources” and select “Publications”) 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.