The Lynchburg daily newspaper (The News and Advance) ran an article today about nursing home resources and options for military veterans. It is a good article. It describes how the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) provides nursing home services to veterans through three national programs: VA owned and operated nursing homes, state veterans homes owned and operated by states and community nursing programs.

The article then becomes a little misleading…as it starts to speak glowingly about the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) in Salem, Virginia. For example, it describes the VVCC as “a state-of-the-art model for long-term health care. Maybe true but isn’t the fact that the facility only received a 2 star rating (out of 5) from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services more important?

My Take: Thoroughly check out any nursing home before making a decision to place a loved one.

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