Brightwood Center

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  • Nursing Home

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Brightwood Center
840 LEE RD
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Brightwood Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 128 beds based in Follansbee, WV. At last check, the facility had 105 residents indicating that it is 82% occupied which is about average within the state of West Virginia. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family 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 Brightwood Center, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 78% of nursing homes in West Virginia. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 2 stars to 1 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Brightwood Center with other senior care providers in West 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 12/17/2009.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

09/20/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Horrible place. Staff members from various departments DO NOT communicate. No preventative care, no follow-up. Excessively slow response time to residents requesting anything. No response to family members making inquiries. This most recenty resulted in my father having an acute stroke, which I believe may have been able to be prevented had they addressed the changes in his condition or my request to send him to the hospital. The standard answer was it was probably justa UTI, yet they never tested him for one. They waited until he had a stroke before sending him to the hospital, where he was admitted dehydrated. Personal items stolen all of the time. Everyone blames everyone else, including hospitals providing them with instructions. They are so busy trying to convince you they are doing a great job and won't listen to their residents or family members trying to address health issues. They have 5 standard answers to every question and they are all just to get off the phone with you or dismiss you, not necessarily fact. If they tell you everything is fine and your loved one is doing great, be afraid ! Few do what they say they are going to do and even those are then blocked by others in charge. It is a constant battle trying to keep on top of the care provided by day and by shift.

12/15/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I worked at this facility for many years and can tell u that most of housekeeping work hard to keep the facility clean. The maintenance department does its best for its small size. dietary works hard to please each and every individual working with their special diets and likes and dislikes. Laundry for the most part is good at not losing peoples clothing as long as it was properly labeled, and can usually tell just by looking at things who they belong too. The therapy department such as OT, ST, and PT are excellent and have well qualified therapists and aides working in these depts. The restorative therapy dept doesnt always work well with each individual patient in their programs. There are a few CNA's and a couple nurses that really care about the residents and what they do, but for the most part most of the staff it seems is either there for money or have just gotten so run down that they just dont care anymore. they are overworked and understaffed on a daily basis, and management does nothing to help. the "state" allows pharmacy to interfere too much with the residents medications, discontinuing psych drugs that may be used at antiseizure medications for example, and taking people off of their pain/anxiety meds without tapering causing severe effects on the residents. management is cracking down on injuries at work while at the same time bringing in patients with severe psych issues that are combative and also bringing in such obese patients that our equipment doesnt operate properly. We are always told that if we need extra help to ask management for assistance, and except for a select few out of many office people of whom many are nurses or CNA trained, the only time they really come out to help is when the state comes for their surveys.

Response: I am inquiring about this facility as they want to send my Mom there from an area hospital.. can you please contact me.. 740-325-1313.. or email me at

Description of Brightwood Center in FOLLANSBEE, WV

Number of Beds : 128

Brightwood Center, located in Follansbee, West Virginia provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Brightwood Center has received 1 star from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Brightwood Center has a very good hospital, Trinity Health System, located nearby, which scored a 81 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Brightwood Center's nearest hospital is 2 miles away. The zipcode (26037) in West Virginia, where Brightwood Center is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Brightwood Center can be found here.

Brightwood Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

At Brightwood Center , a Genesis HealthCare facility, we offer our patients and residents outstanding care, delivered by highly skilled practitioners in a warm and comfortable setting. Our Quality Healthcare Units provide skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether you are here for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing your personalized care program to facilitate your recovery and improve your well-being. We provide 24-hour care for long-term elderly residents and chronically ill patients, and are focused on helping each resident achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life. But, we also provide a caring bridge between hospital and home. Our Short Stay Services provide our patients with excellent rehabilitative care in a warm, family-oriented environment. Speeding recovery and returning our patients to home as quickly as possible are our primary goals, with our Clinical Care Teams there to support patients and their families during their stay.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Parking & Transportation
  • Guest Parking
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Demographic Profile for FOLLANSBEE, WV, 26037


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
45.4 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

24% Below
Cost of Food
9% Below
12% Below
10% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
6.5 / 100
Water Quality
20 / 100
Superfund Sites
88 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crime
Property Crime