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Skyland Care Center
(866) 870-8878
193 Asheville Hwy
Sylva, NC
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Continued Care Community

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Skyland Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 94 beds based in Sylva, NC. At last check, the facility had 71 residents indicating that it is 76% occupied which is about average within the state of North Carolina. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Skyland Care Center, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 82% of nursing homes in North Carolina. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 5 stars to 1 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Skyland Care Center with other senior care providers in North Carolina. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 08/09/2011.
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08/02/2012 An OurParents User Writes: My experience was wonderful with skyland.They have the most caring people. As soon as you walk in the door you see and feel the love. They all smile speak to patients & some have lived there for 8 & 9 years they say that's home for them.When i need a nursing home i know where im going.It also smells good the floor's shine & it's clean.I rate it a five.

Description of Skyland Care Center in Sylva, NC

Number of Beds : 94

Skyland Care Center, located in Sylva, North Carolina provides the following services: Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Skyland Care Center has received 1 star from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Skyland Care Center has an unrated hospital, C J Harris Community Hospital, located nearby, which scored a out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Skyland Care Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (28779) in North Carolina, where Skyland Care Center is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Skyland Care Center can be found here.

Skyland Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Skyland Care Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Sylva, NC,28779

    Annual Crime
    28779 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 7 4
    Property Crimes 9 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 36%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 86.1 / 100
    Water Quality 89 / 100
    Superfund Sites 95 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 229.1
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 6% Below
    Cost of Food 3% Above
    Utilities 3% Below
    Miscellaneous 2% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 11.81%
    Male Population 48.12%
    Female Population 51.88%
    Median Age 40.2 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $37,363
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Sylva NC
    Percent Religious 42.03%
    Baptist 29.72%
    Methodist 5.30%
    Catholic 2.68%
    All Other 4.33%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Sylva NC
    White  94%
    Black  1.4%
    Multiracial  1.3%
    Hispanic/Latino  1.2%
    Native American  1%
    Asian  0.5%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.