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Best West Virginia Nursing Homes (and Worst) — US News

Highest and lowest rated nursing homes in West Virginia — according to US News

People go to nursing homes for different reasons, including if they’re sick, hurt, had surgery and need to get better, or have chronic care needs. Whether you’re planning ahead or need to make an immediate decision for yourself or a loved one, we hope this article helps you make an informed decision.

How US News Rates Nursing Homes

Daughter hugging senior father in nursing homeUS News rated each nursing home in West Virginia with an overall rating of one to five stars, with five stars being the best.  Each nursing home overall rating is based on the number of stars it received in the following three categories:

  1. Health inspections (state conducted)
  2. How much time nurses spend with residents
  3. Quality of medical care

The US News Best Nursing Homes 2014 is based on data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS oversees federal payments to nursing homes and uses the same star rating system.

Are the West Virginia nursing homes rated the highest by US News the best choice?

Not necessarily. US News and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services strongly caution that all ratings, whether good or bad, are just a starting point. According to US News and CMS, nothing takes the place of in-depth visits where you can ask questions, observe residents and their families and caregivers, and get a feel of a nursing home that stars can’t communicate.  Location is of course another factor that may limit your options.

Fortunately, CMS has found that “there are many satisfied residents and families of residents in nursing homes … at the one-star level.” And CMS cautions that “no resident should be moved solely on the basis of a nursing home’s ratings…transferring your loved one to a facility that has a higher rating should be balanced with the possible challenges of adjusting to a new nursing home.”  For example, if a resident of an existing nursing home has made friends with other residents, moving him or her could be particularly hurtful.  On the other hand, if the medical care he or she is receiving poses a danger to the resident, then moving the resident may be the best choice.  Filing complaints with the appropriate authorities may help alleviate the need to move a loved one to another nursing home.

US News Best West Virginia Nursing Homes

Twenty West Virginia nursing homes earned the lowest possible rating of 1 star, and sixteen earned 5 stars.  Surprisingly, no nursing homes in Charleston, West Virginia, received a 5 star rating, and five nursing homes received the lowest possible 1 star rating.

On the US News Best Nursing Home site page, you can narrow your search for a Best Nursing Home by clicking on a metro area or region or by entering a ZIP code.  The available regions for West Virginia are Metro Valley, Mountain and Lakes, New River/Greenbriar, Ohio Valley, WV and Potomac Highlands, WV.

Highest Rated (5 Stars) Nursing Homes in West Virginia

  • CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL TCU — 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25701
  • CAREHAVEN OF PLEASANTS — Belmont, WV 26134
  • CLARKSBURG NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC — 801 Davisson Run Road, Clarksburg, WV 26301
  • GOOD SHEPHERD NURSING HOME — 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003
  • GRANT COUNTY NURSING HOME — 127 Early Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847
  • GRANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, WV 26847
  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — 363 Sunrise Blvd, Romney, WV 26757
  • HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY — 300 Miller Road, Kingwood, WV 26537
  • POCAHONTAS CENTER — 5 Everett Tibbs Road, Marlinton, WV 24954
  • REYNOLDS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — 800 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038
  • SISTERSVILLE CENTER — 201 Wood Street Operations, Llc, Sistersville, WV 26175
  • BARBARA’S MEMORIAL NURSING HOME — Po Box 9066, Fairmont, WV 26555
  • WEBSTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC — Erbacon Road, Po Box 989, Cowen, WV 26206

Lowest Rated (1 Star) Nursing Homes in West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley

US News rated 20 West Virginia nursing homes with 1 star, including 5 nursing homes in the Charleston, WV area. No nursing homes in the immediate Charleston area are rated 5 stars, and only two — Columbia St. Francis Hospital in Charleston and Marmet Center in Marmet — are rated 4 stars.  All other nursing homes in the Charleston area earned a 2 star rating or less, including the 1 star rated nursing homes below.

  • VALLEY CENTER — 1000 Lincoln Drive, South Charleston, WV 25309
  • CEDAR RIDGE CENTER — 302 Cedar Ridge Road, Sissonville, WV 25320
  • PUTNAM CENTER — 300 Seville Road, Hurricane, WV 25526
  • TEAYS VALLEY CENTER — 590 North Poplar Fork Road, Hurricane, WV 25526
  • THE ARTHUR B HODGES CENTER — 300 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302
  • BRAXTON HEALTH CARE CENTER — 859 Days Drive, Sutton, WV 26601
  • THE BRIER — 601 Rocky Hill Road, Ronceverte, WV 24970
  • EAGLE POINTE — 1600 27Th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • EMERITUS AT THE HERITAGE — Rt. 4, Box 17, Bridgeport, WV 26330
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER — 1379 Van Voorhis RD, Morgantown, WV 26505
  • GREENBRIER MANOR — Route 2, Box 159A, Lewisburg, WV 24901
  • HEARTLAND OF MARTINSBURG — 209 Clover Street, Martinsburg, WV 25404
  • HOPEMONT HOSPITAL — Route 3, Box 330, Terra Alta, WV 26764
  • LOGAN CENTER — P.O. Box 540, Logan, WV 25601
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS — 1543 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554
  • SALEM CENTER — 146 Water Street, Salem, WV 26426
  • SUMMERSVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER — 400 Fairview Heights Road, Summersville, WV 26651
  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF LOGAN — 1000 West Park Avenue, Logan, WV 25601
  • WEIRTON MEDICAL CENTER — 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062
  • WILLOW TREE MANOR — 1263 South George Street, Charles Town, WV 25414

The four principles of a good nursing home — location, medical care, quality of life, and cost

The ideal home will be located as conveniently as possible to as many family members and friends as possible. The nursing home will provide high-quality care, especially if the new resident has a chronic condition such as dementia or a physical disability that requires day-to-day specialized care.   It will welcome and offer your loved one a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages social interactions and meaningful activities.   Lastly, it’s cost will be affordable given the combination of available savings, Medicare, Medicaid, and any available long-term care insurance. 

Alternatives to Nursing Homes

You or your family member may have long-term care choices other than nursing homes. For example, depending on your needs and resources, community services, home care, or assisted living might be available. Before choosing a nursing home, you may want to see if one of these other options are available or if they might help after a temporary nursing home stay.  For more information on long-term care choices and resources, see Medicare’s Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care — especially Section 3.

Get a Free Consultation with an Experienced West Virginia Nursing Home Injury, Neglect and Abuse Lawyer

We hope that your loved one receives the best possible care from whatever nursing home or other long term care provider you choose.  However, if you suspect your loved one was injured or died as a result of a doctor’s, nurse’s, or nursing home’s negligence or abuse, it’s important to speak with an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.  Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side like West Law Firm will help protect your loved one’s rights and safety.  We can also help preserve critical evidence before its lost or destroyed.

That’s why we offer FREE consultations, and invite you to call our toll free number today at 1-877-943-9378.  And with West Law Firm, there’s absolutely No Fee unless and until we get money for you or your loved one.

You may also find our article The Rights of Nursing Home Residents in West Virginia helpful.

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