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DEATH IN VIRGINIA NURSING HOME MAY BE LINKED TO SALMONELLA

We have been reading for weeks about the peanut butter from Georgia tainted with salmonella bacteria….well now it appears a resident in a Virginia nursing home may have died from consuming the peanut butter. Hester C. Fields, 78, of Kingsport, died at the Brian Health & Rehab Center in Weber City after suffering a high…[Read More]

WHAT ARE THE BEST NURSING HOMES WITHIN 50 MILES OF ABINGDON VIRGINIA?

The answer is provided by a new “5 Star Rating System” provided by Medicare. When using the Medicare site…select “Find and Compare Nursing Homes”….then select “Find Nursing Homes within certain distance” of a zip code or identified city. The nursing homes receiving the highest ratings include: Clinch Valley Medical Center – Richlands, Virginia Heritage Hall…[Read More]

WARNING TO RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES IN VIRGINIA

….and maybe more importantly, warning to the families of residents in Virginia’s nursing homes! I’m biased but most nursing homes provide substandard care to the elderly. Nursing homes put “profits over people” and the result is under-staffed facilities, over-worked aides, and residents suffering from bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, and on…and on…and on…. But the warning…[Read More]

STAUNTON AREA NURSING HOMES PREPARE FOR NOROVIRUS

The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia ran a great article yesterday on the threat viral infections present to the elderly living in nursing homes. Noroviruses are illnesses like the flu…but can be life threatening for the elderly. Symptoms of infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and some stomach cramping, according to the Centers for Disease Control…[Read More]

NORTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR ATTEMPTS COVER UP

I wrote yesterday about the tragic and unnecessary death of Annie Scarboro, a 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient living at the Five Oaks Manor nursing home in Concord, North Carolina. Well guess what? Five Oaks Manor, and it administrator, are back in the news. Apparently, the administrator failed to notify state investigators of Scarboro’s death as required…[Read More]

VIRGINIA NURSING HOMES IN THE NEWS

I had some free time between Christmas and New Years so I though I would do a little on the Internet to see if there were any interesting stories in the news about Virginia’s nursing home. I was saddened to find the following: Mark Albright, a former licensed practical nurse at the Chesapeake Health and…[Read More]

VIRGINIA’S NURSING HOMES RANKS NEAR BOTTOM FOR STAFFING

The best indicator of whether a nursing home can provide good care to your family member is whether the facility has enough well-trained staff to get the job done. You see…most nursing homes cut costs and increase profits by working with the fewest possible number of nurses and nursing aides. And patient care suffers whenever…[Read More]

DANVILLE VA NURSING HOMES

Yesterday Dan wrote about the nursing homes in Roanoke and Wytheville Virginia. This week Medicare.gov began a five star rating system for area nursing homes. Like the classic AAA restaurant or hotel rating system, the more stars, the better. So which nursing homes 25 miles from Southside got a 5 star rating? NONE OF THEM…[Read More]