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.