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:
Clinch Valley Medical Center – Richlands, Virginia
Heritage Hall – Wise, Virginia
What about the worst rated nursing homes? According to Medicare the list includes:
Grace Healthcare of Abingdon
NHC Healthcare – Bristol, Virginia
Francis Marion Manor – Marion, Virginia
Brain Center Health and Rehabilitation – Weber City, Virginia
Heritage Hall – Tazewell, Virginia
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.