The Retreat is a 55-bed hospital-based long term care facility located adjacent to Jasper Memorial
Hospital. The Retreat is a member of the Georgia Nursing Home Association
and the American Health Care Association. The nursing home is certified in
the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Families, volunteers, and the community are very active in our facility.
Physicians: Dr. Nicole Ross is the Medical Director and attending physician. Residents are seen by their attending physician
at least once every 30 days.
Nursing: The licensed nursing staff consists of registered nurses (RN's) and licensed
practical nurses (LPN's). Licensed nurses are on duty 24 hours per day. Services include pain management,
skin care and pressure sore prevention, fall prevention, feeding tubes, indwelling catheters, medication
management, and other associated nursing care.
Certified Nursing Assistants: The greatest amount of contact residents will have
with the staff members will be with our nursing assistants. Nursing assistants help residents with their
daily needs. It is very likely that residents will develop a close relationship our nursing assistants.
Dietary: Dietary services are supervised by a registered dietitian. Meals are prepared by
qualified personnel. Any diet prescribed by the physician can be prepared by our staff. Snacks are provided between meals.
Social Services: Support for social and emotional needs is provided on a full time basis.
There is an active Resident Council. Families are active in the facility. Care plans are held quarterly and as needed.
Activities: A planned activities schedule is provided on a full time basis. Activities
include (but are not limited to) musical events, outings, games, crafts, exercise class, books, gardening and pet therapy.
Laundry: Laundry is provided upon request of the resident or family. All laundry is
done by commercial equipment, and there will be a degree of wear and tear on all clothing. All items
should have the resident's name printed on them.
Diagnostic/Rehabilitative: This includes lab, occupational therapy, speech therapy,
physical therapy, and x-ray. These services are provided by Jasper Memorial Hospital and must be ordered
by the resident's physician.
Pharmacy: Medications are provided by the local retail drug store (residents' choice)
and by Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Hospice: Hospice services are available for medical and emotional support to residents
and their loved ones facing a limited life expectancy. Hospice provides compassionate care affirming life
and recognizing dying as a natural process.
Other: Beauty & Barber Shop services are available two days per week on site.
Donna Holman, Administrator
Diana Merck , R.N., Interim Director of Nursing
Rene Holland , Billing Specialist
Carol Atkinson, Social Services/Activities
Betty Thurman, Food Service Manager