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FTMPTN

Gate City, VA

#1 Apr 27, 2010
I was curious if anyone out there knows anything about Ridgecrest Nursing Home. Good or Bad. Was looking for a place for a loved one.
Someone who knows

Mount Airy, NC

#2 May 7, 2010
I would suggest ridgecrest especially for ther Therapy Department if they can tolerate it. They offer good PT and OT. I had a family memeber there, and therapy made their day, and made them feel like a real person. As far as the nursing, I didnt have any problems with them.
FTMPTN

Gate City, VA

#3 May 7, 2010
That is awesome. Thanks for your input.
oh brother

Church Hill, VA

#4 May 31, 2010
good grief...check the kingspot times a few months ago where ridgecrest was the worst nursing home within 50 miles of the tri state area....
FTMPTN wrote:
That is awesome. Thanks for your input.
mwks

Ewing, VA

#5 Jul 21, 2010
Actually, the article in the times news was way behind. The survey they used was more that two years ago. The last two state surveys have been very good. I think Ridgecrest should make that known. All state survey reports are a matter of public record.
watch out

Troutville, VA

#6 Jul 21, 2010
hey do they still offer the CNA classes over there
hillbilly girl

United States

#7 Jul 23, 2010
oh brother wrote:
good grief...check the kingspot times a few months ago where ridgecrest was the worst nursing home within 50 miles of the tri state area....<quoted text>
My best friend works there She said they had rules. If any one is ever caught abusing or any thing else,out they go
wonder why aka Denice

Troutville, VA

#8 Jul 24, 2010
OMG if they get caught abusing they should go to jail or hell...My god these people can't defend themselves and just the thought of somebody being mean to them makes me sick...
hillbilly girl wrote:
<quoted text> My best friend works there She said they had rules. If any one is ever caught abusing or any thing else,out they go
Truth

Mount Juliet, TN

#9 Aug 2, 2010
i would not send my loved ones to the ridgecrest nursing home, my grandmother passed away due to neglect from ridgecrest and we did win a law suite for neglect, this was not taken public due to a settlement so i can not disclose her name but this was 5 years ago could be a better place idk.. but this is the Gods honest truth... and i would be more then happy to provide you with my e-mail an discuss this with you over the phone, i just cant post her name to the public but would tell you on the phone an you could look into it for yourself before you decide to send your loved one..
tell the truth

Waterloo, Canada

#10 Aug 7, 2010
The best workers there are Crystal Bolling, soon to be Crystal Garrett, and Diane Allen.
agree with truth

Johnson City, TN

#11 Aug 20, 2010
I have lost two grandparents due to their neglect. They are just way too under staffed. It was nothing to walk in and find one of my grandparents oxygen bottle empty and that was a huge thing keeping him alive! I hope I am never put in that home! It is not fit for a dog!
Bob

Mount Juliet, TN

#12 Aug 23, 2010
I have an aunt who is there now and my grandmother absolutely loves the staff. They take real good care of her, So I would put someone there before Heritage Hall!!!
just curious

Church Hill, VA

#13 Sep 10, 2010
agree with truth wrote:
I have lost two grandparents due to their neglect. They are just way too under staffed. It was nothing to walk in and find one of my grandparents oxygen bottle empty and that was a huge thing keeping him alive! I hope I am never put in that home! It is not fit for a dog!
Patients at ridgecrest are not on oxygen bottles, they have oxygen concentrators that run on electricty. If an oxygen humidty bottle is empty it will make your throat dry not kill you. Ridgecrest has a good respirtory department especially one therapist on nights.
so right

Ewing, VA

#14 Sep 10, 2010
You are right curious. Sadly enough, most places are understaffed.I think if I saw something questionable from a place, I would take my people out.There are complaints from most every nursing home, not just that one. I have heard that Ridgecrest has a long history of having good therapists' Pt OT Speech and Respiratory. Im sure there have been problems, but there is in all nursing homes, and actually when I worked in one, we got more patients from the big major hospitals with more bedsores than they got while they were there.
nurse

Gate City, VA

#15 Sep 11, 2010
WOW!!! Im a nurse and I work in a nursing home. Have any of you ever done this type of work??? Did you visit or do you visit your loved ones there?? Its a very hard hard job but very rewarding. Alot of those peoples family never come see them and the staff is there family. Sure there are some bad apples AKA nurses but there are also some good ones too. Dont be so quick to judge if you have never been there done that. And as for the one that said he lost two grandparents there then why didnt you move them or make changes for them. If you have concerns with a facility make them known.
family

Ewing, VA

#16 Sep 15, 2010
good post just curious. I bet the respiratory therapist you are talking about is that blond haired guy that wears glasses. he was so good to my grandmother
wanting to know

Church Hill, VA

#17 Sep 18, 2010
My grandmother was at Ridgecrest and on a ventilator until she passed away. They are some good nurses and some not so good nurses. The night shift CNA's do a lot better job than the dayshift CNA's. The respiratory dept overall is pretty good there are some very good ones and some that are not so good. The guy you are talking about on night that has blond hair and wears glasses is an excellent respiratory therapist, my family was always glad when we knew he was working. He goes out of his way to make the patients and their families feel at home. Some of the respiratory therapist on night shift were horrible.
CNA

Ewing, VA

#18 Sep 18, 2010
I think the dayshift cna's do more, dealing with trays and all adds a lot extra. As for respiratory, we had a lady that was really good as their boss but something happened and she left. There has been a lot of things changed since, but they seem to be doing good again now. The night shift guy is TW and he and CB are the best two they have now. We all try hard and I think we do a good job,most of our patients are like family.
wanting to know

Church Hill, VA

#19 Sep 19, 2010
CNA, i am sorry I didnt mean to offend you, I have no complaints with any of the CNA's at ridgecrest (day and night) they were all wonderfull to my grandmother, its just I was there in the evenings and the night shift people are the ones I got to know. Both CNA shifts do great please accept my appology. The respiratory therapist (Terry) is great with the patients and I really do appreciate everything he done for my grandmother, he is fantastic, if he wasnt there I wouldnt want a family member over there.
CNA

Ewing, VA

#20 Sep 19, 2010
thanks we try very hard.

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