This story should not surprise anyone. A nursing home focused on resident care and not just making money will usually provide the best care.

Canadian researchers (at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario) have concluded that non-profit nursing homes provide better care than for-profit facilities after reviewing the results of 82 studies from 1965 to 2003.

The review authors calculated that if all nursing homes were non-profit, nursing home residents in the United States would receive 500,000 more hours of nursing care per day. Just imagine how good the care could be with the increased staff!

Who are the non-profit nursing homes in Southwest Virginia. Try these facilities:

1. Our Lady of the Valley

2. Roanoke United Methodist Home

3. Brandon Oaks

4. Kendal at Lexington

5. The Summit (Lynchburg, VA)

6. Westminster-Canterbury (Lynchburg, VA)

7. King’s Grant Retirement Community (Martinsville, VA)

8. Kroontje Health Care Center (Blacksburg, VA)

9. Warm Hearth Village (Blacksburg, VA)

My Take: Give these nursing homes your “first look” in you are searching for a good facility.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at