The answer is provided by a new “5 Star Rating System” provided by Medicare. When using the Medicare site…select “Find and Compare Nursing Homes”….then select “Find Nursing Homes within certain distance” of a zip code or identified city.
The nursing homes receiving the highest 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.