The information might be important if you are trying to decide where to place a loved one who can no longer care for himself/herself at home. But how can you determine which nursing home is the best? If this issue is important to you, you job just got a lot easier.
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:
Summitt Health and Rehabilitation – Lynchburg, VA
Westminster-Canterbury – Lynchburg, VA
Fairmont Crossing – Amherst, VA
Bedford County Nursing Home – Bedford, VA
Autumn Care of Altavista – Altavista, VA
Benjamin Borden Health Center – Lexington, VA
The nursing homes receiving the worst ratings include:
Grace Lodge – Lynchburg, VA
The Carrington – Lynchburg, VA
Medical Care Center – Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation – Lynchburg, VA
Golden Livingcenter of Shenandoah Valley – Buena Vista, VA
Lovingston Healthcare Center – Lovingston, VA
Heritage Hall Lexington – Lexington, VA
Gretna Health and Rehabilitation – Gretna, VA
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.