Medicare Lists Nursing Homes in Virginia with Worst Staffing Ratings (Pt. 5)

Medicare recently launched a new Five-Star Quality Rating System for all nursing homes in the United States.  The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and identify areas about which more information might be helpful.  This is Part Five of an eight-part series that identifies nursing homes that rated the worst and below-average in several different categories.    

Medicare's nursing home ratings were based on several sources of information: health inspection, nursing home staffing, and quality measures.  One to five stars were awarded in each of these three categories.  Stars were also awarded in a category for overall performance, which represents a combination of the health inspection rating, the staffing rating, and the quality measures rating.  The more stars a nursing home received, the higher its rating.  Five stars represented the highest rating, and one star represented the lowest rating.  

For ratings related to staffing, 100 Virginia nursing homes received one star, which represents a rating "much below average":

Ashland Convalescent Center (Ashland, VA)
Augusta Nursing & Rehab Center (Fishersville, VA)
Autumn Care of Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA)
Avante at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, VA)
Avante at Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
Avante at Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
Avante at Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA)
Bay Pointe Medical & Rehabilitation Center (Virginia Beach, VA)
Bayside Health Care Center (Virginia Beach, VA)
Berkshire Health & Rehabilitation Center (Vinton, VA)
Bowling Green Healthcare Center (Bowling Green, VA)
Brian Center Health & Rehab/Scott County (Weber City, VA)
Carrington Place at Botetourt Commons (Daleville, VA)
Chase City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Chase City, VA)
Cherrydale Health Care Center (Arlington, VA)
Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center (Chesapeake, VA)
Colonial Heights Health Care Center (Colonial Heights, VA)
Community Memorial Hospital (South Hill, VA)
Consulate Healthcare of Windsor (Windsor, VA)
Courtland Healthcare Center (Courtland, VA)
Culpeper Health & Rehabilitation Center (Culpeper, VA)
Emporia Manor, LLC (Emporia, VA)
Evergreene Nursing Care Center (Standardsville, VA)
Friendship Health and Rehab Center (Roanoke, VA)
Glenburnie Rehab & Nursing Center (Richmond, VA)
Golden Living Center - Blue Ridge (Galax, VA)
Golden Living Center - Martinsville (Martinsville, VA)
Golden Living Center - Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA)
Golden Living Center - The Cedars (Charlottesville, VA)
Golden Living Center - Battlefield Park (Petersburg, VA)
Golden Living Center - Bayside of Poquoson (Poquoson, VA)
Golden Living Center - Elizabeth Adam Crump (Glen Allen, VA)
Golden Living Center - Rose Hill (Berryville, VA)
Golden Living Center - Shenandoah Valley (Buena Vista, VA)
Grace Lodge (Lynchburg, VA)
Grayson Nursing & Rehab Center (Independence, VA)
Gretna Health and Rehabilitation Center (Gretna, VA)
Hanover Health & Rehabilitation Center (Mechanicsville, VA)
Harrisonburg Health & Rehab Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows (Laurel Fork, VA)
Heritage Hall Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, VA)
Heritage Hall Blacksburg (Blacksburg, VA)
Heritage Hall Blackstone (Blackstone, VA)
Heritage Hall Clintwood (Clintwood, VA)
Heritage Hall Dillwyn (Dillwyn, VA)
Heritage Hall King George (King George, VA)
Heritage Hall Nursing Home / Nassawadox (Nassawadox, VA)
Heritage Hall Tazewell (Tazewell, VA)
Heritage Hall Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
James River Convalescent Center (Newport News, VA) 
King's Daughters Community Health & Rehab (Staunton, VA)
Lancashire Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center (Kilmarnock, VA)
The Laurels of Willow Creek (Midlothian, VA)
Lee Nursing and Rehab Center (Pennington Gap, VA)
Lexington Court (Richmond, VA)
Life Care Center of New Market (New Market, VA)
Louisa Health Care Center (Louisa, VA)
Lovingston Health Care Center (Lovingston, VA)
Lynchburg Health & Rehab Center (Lynchburg, VA)
Manassas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Manassas, VA)
Manor Care Health Services (Arlington, VA)
Manor Care Health Services - Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
Manor Care Stratford Hall (Richmond, VA)
Manor Care Health Services - Imperial (Richmond, VA)
Maple Grove Health Care Center (Lebanon, VA)
Mary Washington Health Center (Colonial Beach, VA)
Meadowview Terrace (Clarksville, VA)
Medical Care Center (Lynchburg, VA)
Montvue Nursing Home (Luray, VA)
Newport News Nursing & Rehab (Newport News, VA)
Norfolk Health Care Center (Norfolk, VA)
Northampton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center (Hampton, VA)
Our Lady of the Valley (Roanoke, VA)
Parham Health Care & Rehab Center (Richmond, VA)
Pheasant Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center (Roanoke, VA)
Piney Forest Health Care Center (Danville, VA)
Potomac Center Genesis Eldercare (Arlington, VA)
Pulaski Health & Rehab Center (Pulaski, VA)
Raleigh Court Health Care Center (Roanoke, VA)
Regency Health Care Center (Grafton, VA)
Richfield Recovery & Care Center (Salem, VA) 
River Pointe Rehab Healthcare (Virginia Beach, VA)
Riverside Convalescent Center - Mathews (Mathews, VA)
Riverside Convalescent Center - Saluda (Saluda, VA)
Riverside Convalescent Center - Hampton (Hampton, VA)
Riverside Convalescent Center - West Point (West Point, VA)
Ruxton Health of Stratford Hills (Richmond, VA)
Ruxton Health of Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
Ruxton of Westover Hills (Richmond, VA)
Sentara Nursing Center Hampton (Hampton, VA)
South Boston Manor (South Boston, VA)
Stanleytown Health Care Center (Stanleytown, VA)
Tandem Health Care of Norfolk (Norfolk, VA)
The Gardens at Warwick Forest (Newport News, VA)
The Laurels of University Park (Richmond, VA)
Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Farmville (Farmville, VA)
Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehab (Virginia Beach, VA)
Valley Health Care Center (Chilhowie, VA)
Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center (Gloucester, VA)
Warsaw Health Care Center (Warsaw, VA)
Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (Waverly, VA)
The Woodview (South Boston, VA)
York Convalescent Center (Yorktown, VA)

If you are considering one or more of the facilities listed above, please use caution, visit more than once and at odd hours, review reports from prior Virginia Department of Health surveys and complaint investigations, interview other patients and their families, and ask lots of questions!
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia

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