2024 McKnight’s Pinnacle Award Winner, Agent of Change

At Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, we’re thrilled to share that Phillip Hill, our Senior Administrator, has been honored with the 2024 McKnight’s Pinnacle Award for Agent of Change, a prestigious national recognition. Phillip’s outstanding contributions to driving change and setting new standards in long-term care have earned him this esteemed accolade. Join us in congratulating Phillip on this well-deserved honor! To see the full story, click here

2023 District II Nurse Aide of the Year Award

At Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, we take pride in our team of kind and caring individuals who play a vital role in providing exceptional care. In particular, we’d like to shine a spotlight on Sandra Money, the proud recipient of the 2023 NCHCFA District 2 Nurse Aide of the Year Award. Join us in celebrating her dedication and the compassionate spirit that defines our team.

Our Community Focus

Welcome to Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab, conveniently situated in the charming town of Wilkesboro, NC, nestled alongside the picturesque south bank of the Yadkin River. Our prime location directly across from North Wilkesboro offers residents and their families a convenient and easily accessible option for their skilled nursing and rehabilitation needs.

At Westwood Hills, we take immense pride in our outstanding staff members, who form the very foundation of our facility. Each member of our team brings years of valuable experience, a positive mindset, and a genuine dedication to assisting others. We recognize that the well-being of our residents encompasses more than just their physical health. That’s why we go above and beyond to deliver personalized care and support, tailored to their unique needs.

Our array of comprehensive services extends beyond basic healthcare requirements. We firmly believe in developing personal connections with each resident, investing time to understand their distinct preferences and expectations. Whether it’s familiarizing ourselves with their favorite food delights or engaging them in enjoyable group activities such as crafts, gardening, or game days, our aim is to cultivate a warm and inviting atmosphere that feels like home.

Our Facility Design Promotes Health & Well-being

Many of our residents choose to stay with us because they appreciate the exceptional care and personalized attention they receive. At Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab, we prioritize the well-being and happiness of our residents. We invite you to experience the compassionate care, comfortable surroundings, and friendly atmosphere that make our facility a preferred choice for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. We focus on key area that promote overall health, healing and well-being including the features shown here:

Indoor Air Quality

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Fitness

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Nourishment

Comfort

Specialized Care Team

Rehabilitation & Therapy Gym Features

Westwood Hills provides a healing environment that fosters recovery. With a team of dedicated rehabilitation specialists, we are committed to providing top-quality care by leveraging advanced equipment and technology to make rehabilitation therapy more engaging, effective, and tailored to each individual’s needs.

When you choose Westwood Hills, you can expect a comprehensive rehabilitation experience supported by innovative tools and techniques and a team of compassionate professionals. We are committed to helping you or your loved one regain independence, mobility, and overall well-being. Our rehabilitation gym equipment includes:

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Compact Weight Rack for Strength Training— easy access during strength training sessions.

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Scifit Recumbent Cross Trainer for Cardio and Mobility Training— low-impact cardio workout, improved mobility, and cardiovascular health.

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Training Staircase for Stair Training— Facilitates stair training, improves strength, balance, and coordination.

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Ultrasound, Diathermy & Electrical Stimulation Therapy—  Promotes tissue healing, pain relief, muscle activation, and rehabilitation.

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Parallel Bars for GAIT Training— Supports gait training, improves balance, stability, and walking mechanics.

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Onicycle for UE and LE Strengthening— Simultaneous upper and lower extremity strengthening, improves muscle strength and coordination.

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Communication Boards for Impaired Speech— Assists impaired speech communication, promotes independence, and social interaction.

Our Facility Lifestyle Features Include:

 

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Living spaces with private & semi-private rooms

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Nurse stations assigned to each hall

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Lounge and activity areas

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Engaging social activities and events

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Inclusive pricing for worry free access to cable, secured Wi-Fi, and telephone service

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Daily housekeeping as well as linen service, personal laundry, and trash removal

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Beauty salon

Nourishment

Dining & Nutrition Services

Nutrition and dietary monitoring is an important part of a resident’s holistic care plan. Our registered dietitian serves as a nutrition consultant for the interdisciplinary care team to ensure optimal health and well-being of our residents as well as designing and delivering specific dietary and complex nutrition needs. We provide each resident with a nourishing, tasteful, well-balanced diet that meets the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each resident.

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Customized meal plans to accommodate dietary requirement or restriction, including special diets to help manage conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes.

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Residents appreciate our well-appointed restaurant-style dining room, where personal table service makes meals enjoyable and offer a social occasion.

A snapshot of Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Sample Meal Plan showing the listing of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

State of the Art Safety

Safety is a Top Priority

We have multiple prevention methods for the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. These include routine electrostatic cleaning, needlepoint bipolar ionization (cold plasma), HEPA air scrubbers, and MERV 13 air filter installation. Cold plasma has been shown to kill multiple bacteria, viruses and mold spores, and recent studies have demonstrated a significant reduction of COVID-19 virus when installed.

Partnering With Industry Experts

We developed and implemented industry-leading protocols to help prevent the spread of disease. We partnered with university and community-based epidemiology clinical experts, the North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE), while following state and CDC guidance.

Some of Our Additional Safety Measures Include:

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Following all guidance and requirements for state and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to ensure optimal patient, family and staff safety

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Residents are monitored and screened regularly

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Teammates and guests wear masks throughout their shifts/visits when required 

Engagement

Daily Activities

When residents have an engaging social life, they’re able to live more comfortably and productively. Activities give structure which provides them certainty in knowing what’s coming up next; time goes by faster and increases a sense of purpose. There’s also something comforting about having people around who care enough to make your days a little more interesting. 

A sample meal plan for residents at Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Kind Words

“I had no idea where to begin this process. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and kind. It’s nice to know good customer service still exists.”

FAMILY MEMBER – LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENT

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