WANT TO KNOW THE BEST AND WORST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF COVINGTON, VIRGINIA?
The information might be important if you are trying to decide where to place a loved one who can no longer care for himself/herself at home. But how can you determine which nursing home is the best? If this issue is important to you, you job just got a lot easier.
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:
The Woodlands – Clifton Forge, Virginia
Pocahontas Center – Marlington, West Virginia
The nursing homes receiving some of the worst ratings include:
Brian Center Nursing Care – Low Moor, Virginia
White Sulphur Springs Center – White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The Springs Nursing Center – Hot Springs, Virginia
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation – Fincastle, Virginia
Greenbrier Manor – Lewisburg, West Virginia
The Brier – Ronceverte, West Virginia
Carrington Place at Botetourt Commons – Daleville, Virginia
Heritage Hall – Lexington, Virginia
Salem Health and Rehabilitation – Salem, Virginia
Berkshire Health and Rehabilitation Center – Vinton, Virginia
Avante at Roanoke – Roanoke, Virginia
Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Roanoke, 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.