Medicare Lists Overall Worst Rated Nursing Homes in Virginia (Pt. 1)

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 One 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.  

In overall ratings, 89 Virginia nursing homes received one star, which represents a rating "much below average":

Ashland Convalescent Center (Ashland, VA)
Avante at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, VA)
Avante at Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
Avante at Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA)
Bay Pointe Medical & Rehabilitation Center (Virginia Beach, VA)
Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation (Virginia Beach, VA)
Beaufont Health Care Center (Richmond, VA)
Berkshire Health & Rehabilitation Center (Vinton, VA)
Bland County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Bastian, VA)
Blue Ridge Rehab Center (Martinsville, VA)
Bowling Green Healthcare Center (Bowling Green, VA)
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation (Fincastle, VA)
Brian Center Nursing Care / Alleghany (Low Moor, VA)
Brian Center Health & Rehab/Scott County (Weber City, VA)
Carrington Place at Wytheville – Birdmont Center (Wytheville, VA)
Chase City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Chase City, VA)
Cherrydale Health Care Center (Arlington, VA)
Colonial Heights Health Care Center (Colonial Heights, VA)
Community Memorial Hospital (South Hill, VA)
Consulate Healthcare of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Culpeper Health & Rehabilitation Center (Culpeper, VA)
Evergreen Health and Rehab (Winchester, VA)
Evergreene Nursing Care Center (Standardsville, VA)
Francis Marion Manor (Marion, VA)
Friendship Health and Rehab Center (Roanoke, VA)
Glenburnie Rehab & Nursing Center (Richmond, VA)
Golden Living Center - Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA)
Golden Living Center - The Cedars (Charlottesville, VA)
Golden Living Center - Battlefield Park (Petersburg, VA)
Golden Living Center - Rose Hill (Berryville, VA)
Golden Living Center - Sleepy Hollow (Annandale, VA)
Grace Healthcare of Abington (Abington, VA)
Grayson Nursing & Rehab Center (Independence, VA)
Greensville Manor (Emporia, VA)
Hanover Health & Rehabilitation Center (Mechanicsville, VA)
Harbour Pointe Medical & Rehab Center (Norfolk, VA)
Harrisonburg Health & Rehab Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
Health Care Center Lucy Corr (Chesterfield, VA)
Heritage Hall Front Royal (Front Royal, VA)
Heritage Hall Blacksburg (Blacksburg, VA)
Heritage Hall King George (King George, VA)
Heritage Hall Nursing Home / Nassawadox (Nassawadox, VA)
Heritage Hall Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
Holly Manor Nursing Home (Farmville, Virginia)
Hopewell Health Care Center (Hopewell, VA)
King's Daughters Community Health & Rehab (Staunton, VA)
The Laurels of Willow Creek (Midlothian, VA)
Lexington Court (Richmond, VA)
Louisa Health Care Center (Louisa, 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 - Fair Oaks (Fairfax, VA)
Manor Care Health Services - Imperial (Richmond, VA)
Maple Grove Health Care Center (Lebanon, 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)
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)
Raleigh Court Health Care Center (Roanoke, VA)
Ridgecrest Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation (Duffield, VA)
River Pointe Rehab Healthcare (Virginia Beach, VA)
Ruxton Health of Staunton (Staunton, VA)
Ruxton Health of Stratford Hills (Richmond, VA)
Ruxton Health of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Ruxton Health of Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
Ruxton of Westover Hills (Richmond, VA)
Salem Health & rehabilitation (Salem, VA)
Sentara Nursing Center Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA)
Shore Lifecare, Inc. (Parksley, VA)
South Boston Manor (South Boston, VA)
St. Francis Nursing Center (Newport News, VA)
Tandem Health Care of Norfolk (Norfolk, VA)
The Laurels of University Park (Richmond, VA)
Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Farmville (Farmville, VA)
Virginia Baptist Hospital / Centra Health (Lynchburg, VA)
Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehab (Virginia Beach, VA)
Virginia Veterans Care Center (Roanoke, VA)
Warrenton Overlook Health & Rehab (Warrenton, VA)
Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (Waverly, VA)
Woodmont Center (Fredericksburg, VA)
Yorktown 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!
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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