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Skyland Care Center

(866) 870-8999

193 Asheville Hwy, Sylva, NC


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

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.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

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


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
40.2 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

6% Below
Cost of Food
3% Above
3% Below
2% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
86.1 / 100
Water Quality
89 / 100
Superfund Sites
95 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes