If you have heard a facility does not provide quality care, don’t just let the rumors control your decision, investigate yourself!

Here is how: – you can look at recent Medicare surveys

Send a request for surveys taken by Virginia Department of Health. How? Send a Freedom of Information Act Request, to Virginia Department of Health. They will charge a fee for documents, but the information may be well worth it.

Look up physicians at Virginia Department of Health – you can learn about past lawsuits and Medical investigations.

Check Circuit Court records in the county or city where the nursing home is located – to see if recent lawsuits have been filed.

Last but not least – take a tour. Actions speak louder than words!!!

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at