Perhaps you are not familiar with the Nursing Home Compare website administered by Medicare.gov. Nursing Home Compare is designed to allow the public to understand certain information about nursing homes so consumers can make wise choices when deciding where they may want to put a loved one who needs rehabilitation or long term care services. While the information contained on Nursing Home Compare is not perfect (see our previous post regarding some facilities intentionally misleading the public using the website), it is a great tool to allow you to see a snapshot of a facility’s staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. This information is available at http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
ELDERCARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION NURSING HOME – Ripley, WV
Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home is a 120 bed for-profit facility. The overall rating for Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). Its health inspection scores are even worse, only 1 star (much below average). The most recent survey conducted by the West Virginia Office of Healthcare Facility and Licensure (OHFLAC) cited Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home for failing to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading. Quality indicators show that Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home residents are more likely to have one or more falls with major injuries than in other facilities in West Virginia or elsewhere in the United States.
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