Choosing a nursing home can be an emotionally challenging time in an individual's or family member's life. For most of us, as we grow older, we recognize the need to plan for the future. We may put our affairs in order so our children will not be burdened unnecessarily. While we may have the foresight to prepare a will, we often neglect to prepare for the possible need for nursing home placement. The Department of Health would like to encourage you to spend a little time thinking about your wishes and preferences. Even if you are not ready to choose a nursing home right now, we would like to provide you with some resources and tips you can consider in the future. We are fortunate in Pennsylvania because there are many nursing homes from which to choose.

For a breakdown by county of nursing homes in Pennsylvania click here.

For a listing of licensed Pennsylvania nursing homes, click here.