Frequently Asked Questions

When should I consider moving my loved one into a skilled nursing facility?

The following is a good list of what to look for when evaluating a senior you think may be in need of additional care. If you are still struggling to determine whether your loved one needs additional care, contact us today.

  • Cannot use telephone
  • Unable to shop without assistance or unable to shop at all
  • Needs meals prepared and served or cannot maintain an adequate diet
  • Cannot participate in housekeeping activities
  • Needs laundry done by others
  • Needs travel assistance or does not travel at all
  • Isn’t capable of managing medications
  • Incapable of handling money or making day-to-day purchases
What am I allowed to bring with me when I move in?

Click here for a list of hazardous items that are currently not allowed at Hickory Heights Nursing and Rehab.

Is food allowed into the facility?

Yes, food may be brought in from outside of the facility. We ask that any opened food be kept in a sealed storage container. Mini refrigerators are allowed in resident rooms. Residents’ families are responsible for making sure the unit is in proper working order.

What are the facility's visiting hours?

Hickory Heights Nursing and Rehab does not have set visiting hours. We view this facility as our residents’ home. We ask visitors visiting on evenings or weekends to keep noise levels at an appropriate level.

Can residents leave or stay overnight with their families?

Yes, most residents are free to come and go with their family members. We do ask that you sign your loved one in and out at the nurse’s station. In addition, please give the facility as much advanced notice as possible so we may better support in any travel plans. Please note that residents currently receiving Medicare Part A benefits are NOT allowed out of the building overnight due to Medicare regulations.