The best indicator of whether a nursing home can provide good care to your family member is whether the facility has enough well-trained staff to get the job done. You see…most nursing homes cut costs and increase profits by working with the fewest possible number of nurses and nursing aides. And patient care suffers whenever that happens.
Well, where do the nursing homes in Virginia rank in staffing? Try one of the 10 worst in the U.S. Don’t believe me…check out this article in U.S. News & World Report.
My Take: Find out the ratio of staff to residents BEFORE selecting a nursing home.