America's Worst Nursing Homes

The orange circles on the map above represent the 1,165 nursing homes in the U.S. with more than ten resident complaints and patient care deficiencies from January 2008 to December of 2009.

Circles are sized by the number of deficiencies that the nursing home was reported to have in CMS data. In other words, the larger the spot on the map a nursing home facility has, the more deficiencies inspectors found.

The data was also checked against the numbers of patient complaints and the ratings systems given by the Nursing Home Compare database.

Data is from and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Worst of the Worst

1. Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Number of deficiencies: 188
Nursing Home Compare Rating: ★ ★

2. Kensington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kensington, MD
Number of deficiencies: 184
Nursing Home Compare Rating: ★ ★

3. St. Thomas More Medical Complex, Hyattsville, MD
Number of deficiencies: 158
Nursing Home Compare Rating: ★ ★

4. Lake Terrace Health and Rehabiliation Center, Milwaukee, WI
Number of deficiencies: 116
Nursing Home Compare Rating: ★ ★

5. Future Care Cold Spring, Baltimore, MD
Number of deficiencies: 104
Nursing Home Compare Rating: ★

The Most Common Deficiencies from the Bottom 10 Homes