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Protecting Your Friends

August 20, 2020
As students start returning to school, it’s important to remember to follow these steps to protect your friends & yourself.


August 17, 2020

Sam admitted to Highlands Nursing and Rehab due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease. With speech therapy, Sam went from pureed diet and nectar thick liquids to now being on a regular diet and thin liquids. His cognition has become more clear and improved his memory and his ability to carry conversations and let his needs known. With occupational and physical therapy, Sam is currently dressing himself and preforming other daily tasks independently. Sam continues to participate in therapy to further progress his ambulation and mobility without any devices. He is well on his way to reach that goal! Congrats Sam on all your successes!

Please note this photo was taken prior to Covid-19 rules & regulations.

Traveling & Covid-19

August 14, 2020
If you are traveling, help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps. 


August 10, 2020

Mr. Malone came to Highlands for short term rehab after a hospital stay. He was previously living by himself so his goals were to be independent, safe, and return to his active lifestyle. With the help of our physical, occupational, and speech therapy, Mr. Malone has progressed to using a cane from a walker and even starting to ambulate without any devices! He continues to work on stair management. He is independent in his ADLs, medication management, and working on meal preparation. With the help from our social worker, community resources are being setup for a safer and more independent way of life. He is scheduled to go back home soon! Congratulations, Mr. Malone!

Youth Sports & Covid-19

August 7, 2020
As we try moving toward a new normal, Summer sports are starting back up. Here are some tips and recommendations to keep you and your players safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Food & Covid-19

July 24, 2020

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or consuming food is associated with COVID-19.

Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are thought to spread mostly person-to-person through respiratory droplets when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks. It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, including food or food packaging, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

After shopping, handling food packages, or before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Remember, it is always important to follow good food safety practices to reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.

Content Source: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing for Covid-19

July 17, 2020

Viral tests check samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose, to tell you if you currently have an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Some tests are point-of-care tests, meaning results may be available at the testing site in less than an hour. Other tests must be sent to a laboratory to analyze, a process that takes 1–2 days once received by the lab.

How to get a Viral Test

Here is some information that may help you make decisions about getting a viral test:

• Most people have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms are getting worse or if you have questions about your health.
• Decisions about testing are made by state and local health departments or healthcare providers.
• If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home.

What to do After a Viral Test
• If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
• If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. This means you could still spread the virus. If you develop symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing differs by location. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first. You can also visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.

To Our Residents and Family Members:

July 16, 2020

On June 25th, Governor Beshear provided guidance related to safely opening our nursing home. As part of the reopening initiative, there are very specific guidelines that must be followed. At this time, our center has experienced a facility-onset of resident or staff COVID-19 case in the preceding twenty-eight day; therefore, we are unable to open until later in August.
Our top priority is keeping our residents and care team members safe, and we feel not allowing visitors at this time will help ensure their safety. Please feel free to contact the Activity/Social Services Department to schedule video chats or phone calls.
Notification of any changes will be posted to our Facebook page and website. It will also be mailed to residents and/or responsible parties. You can also call the center at any time to see if there are any updates or changes to the visitation policy. We will also be updating our website at and will be adding an electronic calendar to also schedule visits as soon as possible.
Thank you for your time and patience.

Very truly yours,
Raymond Bell, LNHA
Executive Director

Visiting Friends and Family with Higher Risk for Severe Illness

July 10, 2020
When you visit friends & family who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, take these important steps. Wear cloth face coverings, stay at least 6 feet apart, meet outside if possible, wash your hands often, & sanitize all touched surfaces.