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.
FAYETTE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC NURSING HOME – Fayetteville, WV
Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is a 60 bed for-profit facility. The overall rating for Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). Likewise, the staffing score for Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). That means there are less caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident. This greatly increases the risks of receiving substandard care and developing problems such as bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, and problems with toileting.
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