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​​Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a place for older adults who do not need hospital care but cannot be cared for at home. More than 80,000 Pennsylvanians reside in more than 700 nursing homes throughout the state.

Living at home can be challenging for older adults when they require supervision or assistance to complete daily activities. A nursing home becomes an option when the level of care needed cannot be provided at home.

Nursing homes provide 24-hour, long-term nursing care and short-term options for older adults following surgery or hospital stay.

How Do I File a Concern or Complaint?

Speak up, we're listening. To file a complaint:

  • call 1-800-254-5164
  • use the online complaint form
  • email
  • send mail to:
    Division of Nursing Care Facilities Director
    Pennsylvania Department of Health
    Division of Nursing Care Facilities
    625 Forster St., Room 526, Health and Welfare Building
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
  • fax 717-772-2163