About Chelyen Davis:
Chelyen Davis is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
Woodmont at top of ratings
When I wrote about the new Falls Run nursing home last week, I included the Medicare rating for one of the other Virginia nursing homes that the company owns. I realized then that it had been several years since we had published the Medicare ratings for the region’s other nursing homes. So here they are.
As you can see, Woodmont Center has the highest overall rating in the area. Golden LivingCenter has the lowest.
The ratings can be found on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare web site here. The site has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
Woodmont Center, Stafford, 118 beds
Carriage Hill, Spotsylvania, 150 beds
Heritage Hall, King George, 130 beds
Bowling Green Healthcare, Caroline, 120 beds
Golden LivingCenter, Spotsylvania, 170 beds
A bit of explanation about the categories: The overall rating is a combination of the other ratings. The health inspections rating is based on the last three health inspections and all complaint inspections done in the last three years. Staffing is self-reported and includes the number of staff hours per resident per day. Included are staffing hours for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nursing assistants. The quality measures also are self-reported. They are from the 19 measures that nursing homes collect on all residents. The highest possible score in each category is 5.