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:
Waddell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Galax, VA
Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Hillsville – Hillsville, VA
The nursing homes receiving the worst ratings include:
Golden Livingcenter/Blue Ridge – Galax, VA
Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center – Independence, VA
Sunbridge Care and Rehab/Alleghaney – Sparta, NC
Golden Livingcenter/Surry Community – Mount Airy, NC
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.