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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.

According to Medicare, the Woodmont Center in Stafford is the highest rated nursing home in the region.

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

Overall rating-3

Health inspections-3

Staffing-2

Quality measures-4

Carriage Hill, Spotsylvania, 150 beds

Overall rating-2

Health inspections-3

Staffing-1

Quality measures-2

Heritage Hall, King George, 130 beds

Overall rating-2

Health inspections-2

Staffing-3

Quality measures-4

Bowling Green Healthcare, Caroline, 120 beds

Overall rating-2

Health inspections-1

Staffing-3

Quality measures-5

Golden LivingCenter, Spotsylvania, 170 beds

Overall rating-1

Health inspections-2

Staffing-1

Quality measures-2

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.

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  • Sue

    Notice the administrator of the new facility was the administrator of the lowest two nursing facilities in the area-
    just an observation that will hopefully not be an indication of what the new facility has to offer.
    And one comment concerning Medicaid at 70%-again the
    goal of all the facilities I have worked in was to have as high a Medicare, Insurance and Private Pay census as possible. I have to agree with Valarie Hopson-Bell in the
    previous article-Medicaid patients are not the priority of
    nursing homes.
    I also want to comment on the best home in my opinion in the Fredericksburg area: Hughes Home on Caroline Street-
    I had chance to visit this home in 2009 when a family
    friend was there and found the staff to be dedicated, friendly and caring. Hughes is an adult home and has
    certified Medicaid beds-so that once the patient’s money
    has exhausted they have the option to stay and receive care once Medicaid coverage begins-providing they meet
    nursing home level of care criteria. Where this facility is probably the oldest in the area and they have an old section and an added on new section-I found this facility to
    be the most responsive, comfortable and caring home in our area. Also, the smells are only fresh ones the same as
    the newer facilities-even in the older section. I observed the patients throughout the home to be dressed and clean
    and up if their illness permitted. Thanks to Hughes for both
    Caring no matter the pay source and customer service.
    If the other homes in the area were as concerned about
    customer service-word of mouth would keep their beds filled. Customer Service is given alot of lip service-but actions speak louder than words.
    Thanks for listen to me ramble.
    God Bless

  • brandonj

    Golden Living is the lowest in the ratings-big suprise there! That just confirms for me that not much has changed. This nursing home has always been the choice of last resort in the area. I don’t know anyone who has placed their family members there because they loved the place or as a first choice. They truly do need a real ownership and management change. Beverley bringing in some new investors, changing the name of the company to Golden Living and replacing the signs is not enough, as these ratings can attest.