South Village Nursing Home of Rocky Mount NC is a horrible place. It should be shut down. While there are some good people who try to make a positive difference there, it is STILL not enough. My mother was recently there and had to be IMMEDIATELY removed when I walked in and saw the horrible condition she was in. She had been placed in a room all by herself. The lights were off. She and her bed had been pushed against the far wall and she was lying in her bed struggling to breathe. For each breath she took, her body would tremble. As I walked in to her room and approached her bed, I could feel the heat coming from her body. When I asked the attendant to take her temperature, I saw this assistant place the thermometer on the OUTSIDE of my mother's cotton gown. I asked her to take my mom's temperature by placing the termometer next to her skin. I was told that my mom's temperature was 96.1 which I KNEW to be inaccurate. As I pulled the covers back on my mom, I found her soaking in feces and urine…. so much so that the attendants who came to change her had to remove ALL of the linen and wipe down the bed. It was just AWFUL. I fight everyday to have this image removed from my mind. Furthermore, as I leaned down to give my mother a kiss on her forehead, I realized that her hair had not been washed or combed; that is smelled TERRIBLE. I found a washcloth and began to wash my mother's face (I didn't want to wash her hair since she had a temperature). As I washed her face the washcloth LITERALLY began to turn BLACK. My mother was FILTHY. When I washed behind her ears, I saw nothing but BLACK…yes ..BLACK streaks of dirt. When I washed in her nostrils….NOTHING BUT DIRTINESS. When I washed between her toes, there was NOTHING BUT GUNK…the thick dirt one finds when someone's feet have not been washed in a long while. Her feet were scaley and dirty. She was in a pitiful, sad, awful state of being. Her teeth had not been brushed it seemed it WEEKS! I had my mom immediately removed from this place after a worker (one of the conscientious ones) informed me that my mom's temperature had escaled to 101. When my mom arrived at the hospital her temperature was 104.1. I believe my mother would have died had she remained at that awful place. Nurses at the hospital commented on how dirty and smelly my mother was when she arrived at their location. I did not have my cell phone with me; but had I had it, I would POST the images I describe in this post. The ONLY reasons I rate this place with a ONE STAR is because there is not way to rate it a MINUS star. STAY AWAY from South Village Nursing Home if you love your friends and family.