Lauren and I have been blogging over the years that, in our opinion, “non-profit” nursing homes provide better care than “for-profit” nursing homes. Our experience tells us that non-profit nursing homes hire more nurses to care for the residents than do the for-profit nursing homes.

Do you know who is the biggest for-profit nursing home chain in Virginia? Give up? How about a company located right here in Roanoke, Medical Facilities of America? Never heard of them? That is because they trade under many…many different names. Here is a partial list of just some of MFA’s for-profit nursing homes located in Virginia:

Appomattox Healthcare Center – Appomattox, VA
Berkshire Health Care Center – Vinton, VA
Franklin Health Care Center – Rocky Mount, VA
Gretna Health Care Center – Gretna, VA
Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation Center – Lynchburg, VA
Piney Forest Health Care Center – Danville, VA
Pulaski Health Care Center – Pulaski, VA
Raleigh Court Health Care Center – Roanoke, VA
Riverside Health Care Center – Danville, VA
Salem Health & Rehabilitation Center – Salem, VA
Stanleytown Health Care Center – Stanleytown, VA

Take a quick look at the Virginia Health Information web site and you will find that these 11 for-profit nursing homes owned by MFA had profits of over $10,537,000 in 2008…that is just under $1 million dollars per nursing home.

Wonder how good the care is at these “for-profit” nursing homes operated by Medical Facilities of America?

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 dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.