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NHC Place, Sumner recognized as 2017-18 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

NHC Place, Sumner has been recognized as one of the 2017-18 Best Nursing Homes by U. S. News & World Report. A total of twenty-four NHC affiliates have received this recognition.

This distinction, awarded each year to only 15 percent of nursing homes throughout the country, is the most comprehensive performance evaluation of skilled nursing centers in the U.S. and is earned by those that exceed a range of key proficiency and consistency benchmarks, including quality of medical care, health inspections, nurse staffing and CMS star rating.

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A Better Continuum Means Better Care

As healthcare providers, our paramount goal is always the health of our patients. With our population ages increasing in the United States and around the world, that means developing an ever-expanding range of services and new ways to deliver them to meet needs not even envisioned just a few years ago.

Today, we're seeing more age-related diseases, including many forms of dementia. Increasing life expectancies have produced new needs and have made us change the way we think about senior care. The results? More partnerships with acute care hospitals, which increase the value of the continuum of care, especially benefitting patients, physicians and hospitals themselves.

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Specialized Memory Care a Growing Part of the Continuum

According to the World Health Organization, someone is diagnosed with dementia, on average, every 3 seconds. That translates to 9.9 million new diagnoses per year, with the number projected to increase over the coming years.

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NHC donates $300K to Alzheimer's research

MURFREESBORO - National HealthCare Corporation was recently honored by the Alzheimer's Association for its efforts to raise support for the organization, according to a news release. "We are pleased to announce that NHC's national team raised $312,130.41 in 2015, which is a 46 percent increase over our fundraising efforts in 2014," said Melinda Vance, NHC's national team coordinator . . .

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"Lifestyle concept" senior care campus opens in Tennessee

Posted 05/12/2015
May 12, 2015 as appeared in HealthCare Facilities Today.

A new 'lifestyle concept' senior care campus in Gallatin, Tenn., was designed to accommodate people as life stages take them from assisted living to other, more specialized living facilities, according to an article on the Tennessean website.

NHC Place, Sumner, with its 172 beds. There are 90 beds in the skilled nursing wing. Of the 82 assisted living beds, 22 are for assisted living. The others are for seniors who are independent but want, or need, extra support and smaller living accommodations, the article said.

The entrance to the multi-wing facility is like a hotel with high ceilings and plush furnishings. There is technology embedded in almost every corner of the facility.

The memory care wing is carpeted with a low-key design to reduce stimulants. If a resident pulls an alarm for help then staff immediately get a text message. The hallways are shorter than many healthcare facilities, to make residents more comfortable but to make sure nurses and caretakers have everything they need within easy access.
Article also appeared in Gallatin News Examiner.

Read Tennessean article as reported by Holly Fletcher, which appeared May 4, 2015.
View HealthCare Facilities Today story online.


NHC Makes Forbes List of America's Most Trustworthy Companies

Posted 05/28/14

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About NHC

Since 1971, National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) has combined exceptional care with a compassionate focus on patients and their families. Throughout the Southeast, our affiliated centers provide rehabilitation care as well as skilled nursing care, homecare, hospice, residential and assisted living services - all close to you and your family. With over 150 centers in 10 states, NHC is delivering the highest level of care, pioneering new approaches and celebrating achievements from the commitment that has guided us throughout our more than 45 years and continues to lead us forward.

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