Dosher Nursing Center


The Nursing Center is part of Dosher Memorial Hospital and is located on site with full-time access to emergency, diagnostic, laboratory, and surgical care.

Dosher Nursing Center had the recent distinction of being named as "One of the Best Nursing Homes in America" by US News & World Report in its February 2010 issue. In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation's thousands of nursing homes. Only four nursing home facilities received the designation in the entire state of North Carolina.

The following services are offered throught the Nursing Center:

Care Plan Team
Each resident has a Care Plan Team to ensure that all services work cohesively. With a nursing ratio of one Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to every eight residents, the nursing team provides necessary medical care while the team of therapists develop an individualized treatment plan according to each resident's specific needs.

Social Services
Our Social Worker assists residents and their families with admission, develops a Care Plan to address psycho-social needs, provides transitional counseling to help residents adjust to their new lifestyle and home, provides non-medical aspects of care, and acts as the "resident advocate" should a concern or problem arise.

Skilled Nursing
We offer 24-hour nursing coverage in our Nursing Center and meet all state quality indicators. Our nursing staff will administer medications, check blood pressure and glucose, and assist with mealtimes, mobility, and hygiene.

Speech Therapy
Our Speech Therapist will assist residents who have speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Proper eating is essential in maintaining wellness, and good communication skills help maintain social stimulation and interaction. The therapist will help build listening and understanding skills, verbal expression, orientation and memory skills, reasoning and problem-solving skills, swallowing, voice quality, and help with alternative communication needs, if necessary.

Recreation Therapy
Our Recreation Therapy department provides a variety of activities, including exercise, creative movement, music, arts and crafts, religions services, horticulture, pet therapy, reminiscence, outings and socials, Bingo and other games.

Physical Therapy
To ensure as much independence as possible, our Physical Therapist will help residents rebuild strength and mobility and restore balance. Bed mobility, transfer training, gait training, wheelchair management, and walking with assistive devices may be included in the individual therapy plan. Modalities such as heat, cold, water, and electric stimulation will be provided as needed. Some of the benefits of Physical Therapy include improved circulation, restored motion, relief of pain, strengthened muscles, and improved function.

Occupational Therapy
Our Occupational Therapist will help residents achieve their maximum independence by rebuilding fine motor skills so Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) can be performed with limited assistance. The therapist will address visual, perceptive, and cognitive skills by teaching skills in judgment, motor planning, problem-solving, spatial orientation, and sensori-motor integration. Instruction and assistance will also be provided for self-care tasks such as eating, grooming, hygiene, bathing, and dressing. Adaptive equipment may be recommended to enhance functional independence.


Social Services

Crisis Intervention
Nursing Home Placements
Home Care Support
Support Groups
Discharge Planning
Living Wills
Healthcare Power of Attorney


Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapist will assist residents who have speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Proper eating is essential in maintaining wellness, and good communication skills help maintain social stimulation and interaction. The therapist will help you build listening and understanding skills, verbal expression, orientation and memory skills, reasoning and problem-solving skills, swallowing, voice quality, and help with alternative communication needs, if necessary.

For more information about Dosher Nursing Center or the services it offers, please call (910)457-7696.