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:
South Roanoke Nursing Home (Roanoke, VA)
Brandon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Roanoke, VA)
Snyder Nursing Home (Salem, VA)
The nursing homes receiving the worst ratings include:
Avante at Roanoke
Raleigh Court Health Care Center (Roanoke, VA)
Berkshire Health and Rehabilitation Center (Roanoke, VA)
Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center (Roanoke, VA)
Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Roanoke, VA)
Virginia Veterans Care Center (Salem, VA)
Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center (Salem, VA)
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, (Fincastle, VA)
My Question: Why do we have almost three times as many bad nursing home as good nursing homes?