WHAT ARE THE BEST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF LEXINGTON, 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:

Benjamin Borden Health Center – Lexington, Virginia

The Woodlands – Clifton Forge, Virginia

Westminister-Canterbury – Lynchburg, Virginia

Summitt Health and Rehabilitation Center – Lynchburg, Virginia

Bedford Nursing Home – Bedford, Virginia

Summit Square – Waynesboro, Virginia

What about the worst nursing homes? The following facilities received the worst ratings:

Brain Center Nursing Care – Low Moor, Virginia

The Springs Nursing Center – Hot Springs, Virginia

Medical Care Center – Lynchburg, Virginia

The Carrington – Lynchburg, Virginia

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation – Fincastle, Virginia

Grace Lodge – Lynchburg, Virginia

Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation Center – Lynchburg, Virginia

Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation – Staunton, Virginia

Avante at Waynesboro – Waynesboro, 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.

Dan Frith

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.