If you have heard a facility does not provide quality care, don’t just let the rumors control your decision, investigate yourself!
Here is how:
www.medicare.gov – you can look at recent Medicare surveys
Send a request for surveys taken by Virginia Department of Health. How? Send a Freedom of Information Act Request, to Virginia Department of Health. They will charge a fee for documents, but the information may be well worth it.
Look up physicians at Virginia Department of Health – you can learn about past lawsuits and Medical investigations.
Check Circuit Court records in the county or city where the nursing home is located – to see if recent lawsuits have been filed.
Last but not least – take a tour. Actions speak louder than words!!!