Why Choose Us?

  • Our original facility (Pigeon Valley) has been in operation since 1962
  • Silver Bluff was built in 1984; The Bluffs in 1992; Arrowhead Cove in 1999; and Silver Bluff Rehab in 2010 
  • Iola Kenny, Jean Longley and Lisa Leatherwood – three generations of licensed nurses in long term care
  • In a publicly traded and corporate dominated industry, family owned facilities have real advantages:
    • Hands-on management of the facilities;
    • Decisions not solely based on short term financial interests;
    • The ability to make decisions more quickly;
    • The freedom to innovate.
  • A homelike setting with a "de-institutionalized" approach
  • Selective menus, home-style food;
  • On-site Chef Manager and Dietician
  • A resident-centered environment, pets and plants, neighborhoods and staff empowerment
  • Multi-level services as needs change
  • Use of technology – user-friendly web site, wi-fi for professionals, residents, public, electronic records, etc. 
  • On-site child daycare center
  • On-site EMS station
  • Use of solar power to cut costs and be environmentally friendly
  • Five star rated facility by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services
  • NOVA (New Organizational Vision Award) recipient
  • Awarded the Transformational Change Leader Award by the Carolina Centers for Medical Excellence 
  • Subject of numerous news articles and shows (including NBC Nightly News, WLOS TV, Asheville Citizen Times, The Mountaineer) highlighting innovation and quality
  • Selected clinical site for Duke University's Nurse Practitioner Program, Western Carolina University's Nursing Program, and Haywood Community College's Nursing and NA Certification Programs
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