The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health has looked into how things were handled at the Brian Center on multiple unannounced standard surveys, in which issues affecting patient care were inspected and documented for deficiencies.
We learned the center was found to be less than compliant with the standards required to maintain funding from Medicare and Medicaid, so those agencies had denied any further payments to the center for patient care.
The news caused administrators to shut down the facility and residents are now looking for a new home. "They can go to other facilities,” Brenda Stapleton with Scott County Social Services said. “There’s one here in Duffield in Scott County. But of course there are not that many beds. There may be some that go to Wise County or other surrounding counties or maybe even to Tennessee."
"Everybody trying to scramble, everybody is filled up now,” Brenda porter whose friend is in the facility said. “That’s what I was saying if the family was still up here because they had interviews with other nursing homes to try and get them in there but they must be gone."
The Brian Center is making this move voluntarily according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The center itself is also doing what they can to help with relocations, but refused all requests for any comment on the situation.
For more information you can call the Scott County Social Services office at (276) 386-4041.