The Laurels of Charlottesville

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  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

04/09/2016  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Ive experienced the nurses giving wrong meds and handled my parent in a rough way. The nurses are rude and should be fired. I wouldnt advise anyone to put their loved ones in the Laurels

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

The Laurels of Charlottesville is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 120 beds based in Charlottesville, VA. At last check, the facility had 118 residents indicating that it is 98% occupied which is more than average within the state of Virginia. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for The Laurels Of Charlottesville, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 61% of nursing homes in Virginia. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 4 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for The Laurels Of Charlottesville with other senior care providers in Virginia. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 06/14/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

11/18/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My father has been in The Laurels of Charlottesville for the last three weeks, recuperating from shoulder replacement surgery. His experience has not been positive. The situation has been very stressful for him and for my mother, the only local family member.

The Laurels does not get even the basics of care right. The place is dirty. My father was a resident in the skilled nursing unit for 20 days before the floor was mopped. The ONLY reason it was mopped at that point was because phone calls complaining about the cleanliness were made to the Director. Even more distressing than the filthy floors, tho, is the routine practice of leaving hastily emptied and NOT CLEANED urinals on the bedside tables. I witnessed this on more than one occasion and my mother has washed the urinal out EVERY time she visits him. The will set a full tray of food beside a full vessel of urine and just leave the room with the patient asking if they could please remove the urine from the table.

The response time when the "nurse call button" is pressed is unacceptable. On average it is an hour before anyone stops by. On MANY occasions, no one answers the call. My father once waited for four hours in the middle of the night for a pain medication.

The "skill" level of the nursing staff is questionable. One of the nurses did not know how to readjust the immobilization sling on my father's shoulder replacement arm and told him to do it himself after he had awakened from a panic attack in the middle of the night.

The food is absolutely vile and they do not server enough of it to keep the patients from being hungry. Without family members bringing supplemental food to the patients, patients would go hungry. The nurses are not able to provide any additional food if the residents don't have their own pantries. In addition, nurses do not have the time to help patients get their own food that is stored in the communal pantry/kitchen.

I have personally filed complaints with the Virginia Center for Quality Healthcare Services. I would advise anyone considering this place as a care option to call them (804/367-2104) and check on status of pending complaints / violations.

The bottomline is that the place is being run to maximize profits, not to provide care that "exceeds expectations" as they claim. The nurses, for the most part, may be well trained and caring, but they are so overworked with a massive patient load that they cannot provide good care. The ONE bright spot in this place is the physical therapy department. The physical therapy that my father has received has been very good and has been provided by well trained, caring and motivational therapists. It helps that the rest of the place is so awful that he is motivated to move heaven and earth to get out of there.

My father is slated for three more joint replacments in the next two years and will require in patient rehabilitation after each. We will NEVER agree to him returning to this place. It is a terrible place to leave a loved one. I would not recommend it to anyone.

Response: I am working at Trinity Mission Nursing Home. I left Cedars about 7 months ago. I understand that people are getting laid off from Cedars and some are planning to apply at Laurel's. Be very careful hiring from cedars. Unless things have changed in the last 7 months, employees are abusive there and neglective, and lots of criminal records. They steal, lie, and backstab. I hate to see one of them end up there especially since I have a friend who is a resident in your facility. This is not a mean attempt it is truly because I know what I'm talking about. Be careful hiring from there.

Response: The worst place to put your love one, verbal abuse from staff to patients is number one, bad attitude, medication errors and a lot of law violations, it's a shame, this place should be closed...

Description of The Laurels of Charlottesville in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Number of Beds : 120

Supplying a range of quality skilled nursing and rehab services, Laurels of Charlottsville has a senior care solution for you or your loved one. Laurels of Charlottsville is a community where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning with a dedicated staff. In this community, residents find a full range of skilled nursing and rehab services, as well as a helpful, caring staff. Call today and discover how Laurels of Charlottsville is the perfect fit for seniors requiring skilled nursing and rehab services.


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Demographic Profile for CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 22901


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
39.1 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

11% Above
Cost of Food
3% Below
3% Below
2% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
84 / 100
Water Quality
76 / 100
Superfund Sites
10 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes