Medicare Lists Nursing Homes in Virginia with Below Average Health Inspections Ratings (Pt. 4)

Medicare recently launched a new Five-Star Quality Ratings 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 Four 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 based on health inspections, 65 Virginia nursing homes received two stars, which represents a "below average" rating:

Avante at Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA)
Bay Pointe Medical & Rehabilitation Center (Virginia Beach, VA)
Berkshire Health & Rehabilitation Center (Vinton, VA)
Beth Sholom Home of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Bland County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Bastian, VA)
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation (Fincastle, VA)
Britthaven of Keysville (Keysville, VA)
Burke Health Care Center (Burke, VA)
Carrington Place of Tappahannock (Tappahannock, VA)
Chase City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Chase City, VA)
Coliseum Park Nursing Home (Hampton, VA)
Colonial Heights Health Care Center (Colonial Heights, VA)
Community Memorial Hospital (South Hill, VA)
Culpeper Health & Rehabilitation Center (Culpeper, VA)
Edgemont Center, Inc. (Wytheville, VA) 
Francis Marion Manor (Marion, VA)
Friendship Health and Rehab Center (Roanoke, VA)
Glenburnie Rehab & Nursing Center (Richmond, VA)
Golden Living Center - Alleghany (Clifton Forge, VA)
Golden Living Center - Battlefield Park (Petersburg, VA)
Golden Living Center - Petersburg (Petersburg, VA)
Golden Living Center - Rose Hill (Berryville, VA)
Grayson Nursing & Rehab Center (Independence, VA)
Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center (Williamsburg, VA)
Harbour Pointe Medical & Rehab Center (Norfolk, VA)
Harrisonburg Health & Rehab Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
Henrico Health & Rehabilitation Center (Highland Springs, VA) 
Heritage Hall Blacksburg (Blacksburg, VA)
Heritage Hall King George (King George, VA)
Heritage Hall Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
Heritage Hall Charlottesville (Charlottesville, 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)
Manor Care Health Services (Arlington, VA)
Manor Care Health Services - Imperial (Richmond, VA)
Maple Grove Health Care Center (Lebanon, VA)
Meadowview Terrace (Clarksville, VA)
Medical Care Center (Lynchburg, VA)
Mizpah Health Care Center (Locust Hill, VA)
Montvue Nursing Home (Luray, VA)
Newport News Nursing & Rehab (Newport News, VA)
Norfolk Health Care Center (Norfolk, VA)
Oak Springs of Warrenton (Warrenton, VA)
Raleigh Court Health Care Center (Roanoke, VA)
River Pointe Rehab Healthcare (Virginia Beach, VA)
River View on the Appomattox (Hopewell, VA)
Riverside Health & Rehab Center (Danville, VA)
Riverview Nursing Home (Rich Creek, VA)
Roman Eagle Memorial Home (Danville, VA)
Ruxton Health of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
Ruxton Health of Winchester (Winchester, VA)
Ruxton Health of Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
South Boston Manor (South Boston, VA)
Springtree Healthcare & Rehab Center (Roanoke, VA)
Stratford Rehabilitation Center (Danville, VA)
The Covalescent Center at Patriots Colony (Williamsburg, VA)
The Laurels of Charlottesville (Charlottesville, VA)
Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Farmville (Farmville, VA)
Virginia Baptist Hospital / Centra Health (Lynchburg, VA)
Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (Waverly, VA)
Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center (Alexandria, 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