WHAT ARE THE BEST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA?

The answer is provided by a new “5 Star Rating System” provided by Medicare. When using the Medicare site…select “Find and Compare Nursing Homes”….then select “Find Nursing Homes within certain distance” of a zip code or identified city.

The nursing homes receiving the highest ratings include:

* Trinity Mission Health and Rehab – Hillsville, VA

* Wytheville Community Hospital ECU – Wytheville, VA

The nursing homes receiving some of the worst scores include:

* Golden Livingcenter – Galax, VA

* Carrington Place at Wytheville/Birdmont Center – Wytheville, VA

* Edgemont Center – Wytheville, VA

* Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center – Independence, VA

* Heritage Hall – Blacksburg, VA

* Bland County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Bastian, VA

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.