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:
Westwood Center (Bluefield, VA)
Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center (Dublin, VA)
Glenwood Park (Princeton, WV)
Radford Nursing and Rehabilitation (Radford, VA)
Heritage Hall – Laurel Meadows (Laurel Fork, VA)
The nursing homes receiving some of the worst ratings include:
Carrington Place at Wytheville – Birdmont Center
Bland County Nursing and Rehabilitation (Bastion, VA)
Golden Living Center – Blue Ridge (Galax, VA)
Maples Nursing Home (Bluefield, WV)
Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Independence, VA)
Francis Marion Manor (Marion, VA)
Heritage Hall – Tazewell
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.