Posted in Nursing Homes on April 29, 2019
The quality of the nursing home matters to the overall health, safety, and well-being of the residents. Each year, U.S. News and World Report, the self-proclaimed authority on the United States health care rankings, releases a list of the best nursing homes in the country.
For 2018-2019, West Virginia is home to eleven of the best. Whether you are searching for high-quality nursing care for yourself or for a loved one, the West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers at Manchin Injury Law Group present this list in the hopes that it will help you find the best care West Virginia has to offer.
How Are the Ratings Compiled?
In order to compile data for its Nursing Home Finder, U.S. News evaluated a field of over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide regarding the standard of care, health inspection ratings, staff density and more. The publication provided ratings for overall excellence as well as for short-stay rehabilitation care, focused on care for individuals after a stroke or other chronic condition before returning home. The two ratings determined the final rating of each nursing home.
Each nursing home received ratings on a five-point scale.
- Worse Than Average
- Better Than Average
- Top Performing
Nursing homes receiving a Top Performing rating in one of the two rated categories and at least an average rating in the other received the Best Nursing Home designation. Of the 15,000 nursing homes evaluated, only 2,975 are Best Nursing Homes, and eleven of those are West Virginian.
Best Nursing Homes in West Virginia
The following nursing homes are Best Nursing Homes as determined by U.S. News and World Report and are among the best nursing homes in the state, as well as in the country. Of West Virginia’s 124 nursing homes, these are the top eleven.
Very Small homes (20 beds or fewer)
- Arthur B. Hodges Center – Charleston. This home has only 20 beds and has a small, non-profit partnership. It received an overall rating of High Performing but does not have a short-term rehabilitative program.
- Reynolds Memorial Hospital – Glen Dale. This home has 20 beds and has a non-profit corporation. Reynolds received an overall High-Performance rating as well as a High-Performance rating for its short-term program.
- War Memorial Hospital – Berkeley Springs. This home has only 20 beds and has non-profit corporate ownership. War Memorial received a High-Performance rating and did not receive ratings for a short-term program.
Small Homes (60 beds or fewer)
- Columbia St. Francis Hospital – Charleston. This home has 29 beds, small non-profit corporate ownership, and received High-Performance ratings in both categories.
- Hampshire Memorial Hospital – Romney. This home features 30 beds with non-profit corporate ownership. Hampshire received an overall High-Performance rating but did not receive ratings for a short-term program.
- John Manchin Sr. Health Care Center – Fairmont. This home has 41 beds and has state ownership. The facility received an overall High-Performance rating.
- Lincoln Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Hamlin. This nursing home features 60 beds and is a for-profit partnership facility. It received a High-Performance overall rating and an average rating for its short-term program.
- Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Harrisville. This facility has 56 beds and has for-profit corporate ownership. It received a High-Performance overall rating, but an average short-term rating.
- Joseph’s Hospital – Buckhannon. The facility has 26 beds and non-profit church ownership. There was no rating for a short-term program, but the facility received an overall High-Performance rating.
- United Transitional Care Center – Bridgeport. The facility has 32 beds with non-profit corporate ownership. It received two High-Performance ratings.
Large Home (over 60 beds)
- Bishop Joseph Hodges Continuous Care Center – Wheeling. The facility has 144 beds with non-profit church ownership. It received an overall High-Performance rating with an average short-term rating.