About Us

At Etowah Health Care Center we understand an illness or injury can be life changing to the mind, body and spirit.  For that reason, the hospital post rehabilitation center has been designed with the intention of treating the whole person.  Our staff, environment, services and programs work with collective purpose and energy so that you can rehabilitate, recharge and recommit to living your best life.

We are passionate about our resident’s living environment and services.  We pay special attention to listening because we understand you need to be heard, especially at a time of recovery and a transition from hospital to home.  We are proud of the living standards at Quality Health of North Port and hope that when it comes time plan your recovery, you will allow us to help.

“Rehabilitate, recharge and recommit to living your life”

Web Resources

Etowah Health Health Care Center Family Resource Websites

When you have questions, these websites are a great place to start.  Need additional assistance, feel free to call Etowah Health Care Center at 423-263-1138. Let us help you!

Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home – AARP

Medicare.gov

THCA – Tennessee Health Care Association

Medicaid Tennessee Department of Children and Families

“Rehabilitate, recharge and recommit to living your best life”

 

Services

Etowah Health Care Center

Rehabilitation Services

The goal of the interdisciplinary therapy team is to provide comprehensive care with one objective – to help resident’s restore quality of life as quickly as possible.  Out team of licensed health professionals are dedicated to encouraging, motivating and providing challenging opportunities with rehabilitative intervention.  They believe each resident deserves the opportunity to succeed.

Click below to learn more: Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

The physical therapist will evaluate and develop a plan of care that will help restore lost strength, mobility, coordination and balance.  They work with you and your family to ensure the goals of the plan are met and outcomes are optimal.  Therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstone to physical therapy.  Physical therapist use a variety of tools and techniques, including hands-on treatment to build muscle mass, improve bone density and increase your stamina. Improving your physical fitness can lead to improvement in your quality of life to stay mobile and independent.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist will evaluate and develop a plan of care that will restore or maintain your ability to manage your activities of daily living.  Occupational therapy is a client-centered and much of the work they do will focus on identifying and eliminating barriers to your independence and participation in daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing and cleaning. The individualized course of therapy based on observation of your strength, coordination and range of motion will allow them to set goals to achieve your maximum potential and allow for a safe return to home.

Speech Therapy

The speech pathologist will evaluate and develop a plan of care and goals based on your specific condition, evaluation results and personal goals.  Speech pathology services provide identification, evaluation and rehabilitation for a variety of speech, language, fluency, voice, swallowing and cognitive disorders such speaking and/or eating.  These speech, language and swallowing disorders may be the result of stroke. The therapist will identify the best technique for interaction, voicing or swallowing and implement treatments to successfully manage the deficit at hand.  The goal is to help you gain or regain your ability to swallow and speak clearly.

Respite Care

Around-the-clock care can pose significant challenges for even the most loving family or at-home caregiver.  Sometimes one needs a break to refresh.   A respite visit at Quality Health Care Center is a short stay that can make a lifetime of difference. By assuming the responsibilities of daily care, we can offer you the respite that you need while ensuring your family member is cared for in an atmosphere of nurturing and understanding.  With 24 hour experienced staff providing coordinated care in a comfortable, home-like environment, your time away will bring value to both you and your loved one.

Palliative Care/Hospice

Quality Health of North Port offers a multi-disciplinary palliative program for residents who have opted for comfort care.  Hospice is not a place, but rather concept of care.  Hospice Care is a family-centered team approach that includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide and trained volunteers.  We all work together focusing on the person’s needs – physical, psychological, social and spiritual. The goal is to keep the person as pain and symptom-free as possible while offering spiritual and supportive counseling to the resident and family members.  We work with several hospices in the North Port area who come to our facility to assist us with the care of our residents.

“Rehabilitate, recharge and recommit to living your best life”

STAFF PHYSICIANS:

3-Family Practice
3-General Surgeons
3-Internal Medicine
2-Dentist
2-Optometrist
2-Orthopedic Surgeons
We welcome any doctor to our staff who is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee.

RESIDENT NURSING SERVICES:

24 hours per day – 7 days per week:
R.N.’s (Registered Nurses)
L.P.N.’s (Licensed Practical Nurses)
C.N.A.’s (Certified Nurse Assistants)
N.T.’s (Nurse Techs)

SOCIAL SERVICES:

A Full-time – Social Services Director / Admissions Coordinator.

PHYSICIAN ORDERED SPECIALIZED DIETS:

Managed by our Dietician and Certified Dietary Manager

RESIDENT ACTIVITIES:

Activities are scheduled for resident groups and/or individual, with in room activities, by our Full-time
– Activities Director and the Full-time – Activities Assistant.

OTHER RESIDENT SERVICES:

In-House Laundry Services
In-House Beauty/Barber Services with licensed cosmetologist
In-House Housekeeping department
In-House Maintenance department Administrative/Business

OFFICE:

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (eastern time)
Administrator, Bookkeeper, Secretary

About Us

WELCOME

Etowah Health Care Center, located off Hwy. #411, on Grady Road, Etowah, Tennessee, opened for Residents April 1, 1980. The 120 bed intermediate and skilled (level I and level II) care nursing facility was built by the Town of Etowah, Tennessee, Health Care Department Corporation and leased for operation to Southeastern Health Care Facilities, Inc.

The nursing center has as it’s primary service area McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk counties. The center also receives residents from other counties in Tennessee as well as other states.The center is licensed by the State of Tennessee and is approved for Medicaid (TennCare), Medicare, private insurance, private pay residents, respite, Hospice and V.A. contract. Members of the Tennessee Health Care Association and the American Health Care Association.

The guiding philosophy of Etowah Health Care Center is to develop a plan of care for each resident, which will rehabilitate the resident to his/her highest level of self care without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sponsor, age, sex, or handicap. The resident’s needs are identified and a plan of care is developed to meet these needs.

It is the objective of the nursing center to deliver quality care seven days a week on an around-the-clock basis. Nursing personnel are committed to meeting each resident’s adjustment, personal and social needs. The family is also included in the care planning process. The total effort at the nursing center is directed toward the comforts and well-being of the resident.

CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY

ETOWAH HEALTH CARE CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. NO ONE WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST ON ANY EMPLOYMENT PROCESS BECAUSE OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, HANDICAP, AGE, SEX, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. EMPLOYMENT IS BASED ON QUALITY OF JOB, REQUIRED NEEDS OF FACILITY, DESIRE OF APPLICANT AND AVAILABILITY OF PERSONNEL.

ALL PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE, CREED, COLOR, HANDICAP, SEX, AGE, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. THEY WILL BE ADMITTED, PLACED, AND CARED FOR WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION.

THIS FACILITY COMPLIES WITH TITLE VI IN IT’S ENTIRETY, IN THAT ITS’ ACTION AND DELIVERY OF SERVICES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY THE ABSENCE OF SEPARATION OR DESIRE OF ANY KIND CARRIED ON BY OR FOR THE RESIDENTS IN THIS FACILITY.

Our Promise

We feel that we offer the best of care to our Residents, but perhaps just as importantly, we offer comfort and consultation to the Resident’s family. It is not easy to move someone from a home where they have lived for many years, but we try to make this move as easy as possible. Our care does not end with providing the medical and physical needs of our Residents. Just as important to us, is being their friend and making them feel wanted and needed as they were needed in their own homes. Most of our new Residents will adjust with this kind of treatment, some take longer than others. Our goal is to have our staff members to follow through with this philosophy everyday. We feel we are doing our job when both the Resident and the Resident’s family have accepted and are content with the placement. Regular communications between family members and the facility are of utmost importance. This gives us input of ideas from all concerned that may help to improve the Residents mental and social situation in their surroundings. It is most important for family members to attend the first care plan meeting, so that we may gain information about our new Resident and their habits. By the same token the family will have a better understanding of our facility. The family (responsible party) will receive by mail each month our newsletter “The Hiwassee Ripple” which contains information on various activities and events scheduled and also other informative articles of interest.

We all promise to do our best to take care of your loved one and our hope is that you are totally satisfied with our nursing home.

The Management and Staff
ETOWAH HEALTH CARE CENTER