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Laughlin Healthcare Center
Updated visitation restrictions
To help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ballad Health has made changes to our visitation policies.
Two visitors are allowed per room in our long-term care facilities. Visitation must be pre-scheduled.
Exceptions to long-term care visitation can also be made for end-of-life and other extraordinary situations.
Please read more about these visitation restrictions.
Laughlin Healthcare Center, a Laughlin Memorial Hospital affiliate, operates a 90-bed skilled nursing facility for patients who require nursing care or therapies beyond hospitalization.
At Laughlin Healthcare Center, our emphasis is on rehabilitation and restoration.
Services include (daily if needed):
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
Also, nursing care is provided 24 hours a day by licensed nurses under the direction of an attending physician.
Our patients are referred to as residents. And preparation for a return-to-home environment is a major focus of care.
The goal of Laughlin Healthcare Center is to get residents back to their pre-hospitalization level of activity, and self-care is encouraged.
Team meetings with family members
A team meeting is held with each resident and their family to address goals and plans for care.
An activity director involves residents in enjoyable activities, crafts, special meals and other functions.
Under the oversight of a certified dietary manager and registered dietician, each resident’s nutritional needs are evaluated with the focus on nutritionally satisfying meals.
Criteria for admittance
Patients admitted to Laughlin Healthcare Center meet certain criteria, such as requiring:
- IV antibiotics
- Physical therapy
- Diabetic teaching
- Medication management
- Pain control
Laughlin Healthcare Center is licensed by the state of Tennessee, and is inspected annually by the Tennessee Department of Health.