WANT TO KNOW THE BEST AND WORST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF ABINGDON, VIRGINIA?

The answer is provided by a new “5-Star Quality Rating System” provided by Medicare. The Five-Star System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions.

The nursing homes receiving the best ratings include:

Clinch Valley Medical Center – Richlands, Virginia

Heritage Hall – Wise, Virginia

What about the worst rated nursing homes? According to Medicare the list includes:

Grace Healthcare of Abingdon

NHC Healthcare – Bristol, Virginia

Francis Marion Manor – Marion, Virginia

Brain Center Health and Rehabilitation – Weber City, Virginia

Heritage Hall – Tazewell, Virginia

My Take: Be an informed consumer of health care and do your loved one a favor….check out the nursing home BEFORE you decide what is best for a family member.

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Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.