September 18, 2020
On March 13, 2020 federal authorities recommended restricting visitation to prevent
outbreaks of COVID-19 in nursing and assisted living facilities. We appreciate the efforts of
families, residents, staff and our providers responding to the COVID-19 Crisis. Ensuring the
health and safety of residents has been challenging and required tremendous work. Nursing
and assisted living facilities continue to be at risk of experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19
and the residents of our facilities are often in a high-risk category for serious complications
from COVID-19. The continued use of technology to keep families connected as much as
possible will continue. However, to balance the needs of families and residents to see each
other in person with the need to protect residents from COVID-19, this letter outlines the
criteria set by Department of Health and Human Services for allowing outdoor visitation.
Current data indicate that risk of transmission in outdoor settings is lower compared to
The following is a list of Visitation Guidelines for nursing or assisted living
1. Visits have to be scheduled in advance and visits will be dependent on
availability of suitable space and sufficient staffing and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
at the facility to meet resident care needs.
2. At present time, one visit per time slot will be permitted.
3. Shaire will ensure appropriate personal care and supervision is provided for
the safety of the resident by taking into consideration the needs of the resident and
the situation. Some of these factors to be considered may include but are not limited
to: the temperature, heat index, and other weather conditions outside, the need for
sunscreen, hydration, plan for supervising residents with wandering or other
behaviors, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
4. Shaire will require pre-visit orientation, and screenings of visitors to include
presence of symptoms and known exposure to COVID-19, and ensure visitors bring
and wear a mask for face covering. This orientation and screening will be done 10
minutes prior to the start of your visit.
5. Shaire must screen for fever and other symptoms associated with COVID-19
(fever equal to or greater than 100.degree F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat,
muscle aches, chills or new onset of loss of taste or smell) prior to resident being
transported to the designated space.
6. Visitors must cooperate with the facility's screening process at each visit and
attest to not having signs or symptoms or current diagnosis of COVID-19; if they have
had COVID-19, they must provide documentation (e.g., doctor's note) that they no
longer meet CDC criteria for transmission-based precautions.
7. Any individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 infection (fever equal to or greater
than 100.0 F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills or new
onset of loss of taste or smell) will not be permitted to visit with a resident.
8. Any individual that develops within 2 days of visiting a resident a diagnosis of
COVID-19 or signs and symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore
throat, muscles aches, chills, or new onset loss of smell or taste, must immediately
notify the facility of the date they were visiting and the resident they were in contact
9. Visitors must be limited to no more than two individuals at a time per resident.
Children visitors must be at least 12 years old, able to wear a mask covering during
the entire visitation and remain with their guardian who will be responsible for
assuring that all safety measures are followed. A child is counted as one of the two
10. Visitors must bring and wear mask covering both the mouth and nose for the
entire visit. No outside food or beverage will be permitted during a visit. Pets are
not permitted during a visit. Shaire will refuse entry to, and may cease visitation by
visitors who do not comply with wearing a mask.
11. Shaire will provide alcohol-based hand rub to visitors and demonstrate how to
use it appropriately if necessary.
12. Visitors, residents and staff must use alcohol-based hand rub before and after
13. A Shaire staff member will be available to transport residents to and from the
visitation session, screen the visitors, and remind the visitors of the visitation
protocols and infection prevention measures to be taken during the visit. Staff and
residents must wear a face mask for the duration of the visit.
14. Shaire’s designated area for the resident and for the visitors will be clearly
marked maintaining with 6 feet or more of separation. Visitors must stay in the
designated location and only visit the resident they intend to visit. At the time of
your visit, you will need to be seated prior to your loved one being brought out to
visit and remain seated during the visit. Visitors are to remain seated until the
resident is escorted back into the facility.
15. Visitors must remain at least 6 feet from the resident and staff at all times
during the visit.
16. Shaire has the discretion to alter visitation practices based on disease
transmission in the facility or community, visitor non-compliance, or other factors.
17. Shaire may limit the length of any visit, the days on which visits will be
permitted, the hours during a day when visits will be permitted, and the number of
times during a day or week visitation may occur.
As you consider an in-person visit, please keep some details in consideration
1. Would your loved one be able to hear you effectively being 6 feet apart?
2. Would vision be an issue sitting 6 feet apart?
3. Would your loved one be cognitively able to understand the requirements of
remaining 6 feet apart? Having no physical contact? Staying seated during the
4. Would visiting upset you or your loved one having to remain 6 feet apart?
Visits will begin Tuesday September 8, 2020. Each visit will consist of a 30 minute schedule
window. The first 10 minutes is for screening followed by 20 minute visit with resident.
Shaire will do our best to make sure all residents have visits that want them. All residents
that want visits will be allowed to have one prior to scheduling a second or third resident
visit. Shaire has the availability to schedule 10 resident visits per visitation day. The
following is a list of Visitation Days and Times available:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am–12:00pm, 1:30pm–4:00pm
Time slots available will be: 9:30am-10:00am, 10:00am-10:30am, 10:30am-11:00am,
11:00am-11:30am, 11:30am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-3:00pm,
*THESE VISITS REQUIRE A 24 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE*
We ask in addition to these days being used for available visitation days, to please use
these time slots to call ahead for face to face window visits on Saturday and Sundays.
Please contact Shaire with any questions or to schedule a visit (828) 728-6500. All skilled
nursing visitors will need to contact Brittney Petrone to schedule an appointment while all
assisted living visitors will need to contact Mae Dula for scheduling. Thank you for your
patience, support and prayers during this time.
Shaire Center is pleased to announce there are no active cases of COVID-19 at any Shaire Center Units.
Please continue to observe appropriate infection control practices such as:
●Washing your hands;
●Covering your cough and sneezes;
●Maintaining an appropriate social distance of at least six (6) feet;
●Not shaking hands or otherwise having physical contact with others;
●If you are ill or feeling under the weather, please self-quarantine immediately.
Protecting the well being of our residents and staff, remain our highest priority. We appreciate your help and understanding during this unprecedented time and situation.
Finally, please be assured that despite the challenges we all face, we will continue to live our mission by continuing to:
Shaire Center is a strong organization because we believe in and strive to glorify our GOD by:*appreciating our employees and giving them opportunities to grow*honoring our elderly and giving them the best care possible*acknowledging that all people are created not only equal, but each uniquely special *believing that selfless determination, hard work, and the devoted commitment of a caring servant's heart can bring about good for others*believing in our efforts to reach out by giving help to those in need*striving for the highest standards of integrity in every area of our resident's lives. At Shaire Center a commitment means giving your word. And we believe in honoring our commitment to our residents, their families, our employees, our community, and our GOD.
Thank you for your patience, support and prayers during this time. Please contact Shaire with any questions (828) 728-6500.
Who We Are
Committed to Caring
We Welcome you to Shaire Center. The goal of our website is to provide valuable resources in selecting all levels of care for Seniors, and to become an additional communication avenue for our clients, their families, and our surrounding communities.
Our continuum of care facilities are sure to meet your needs. Between our Independent Living Apartments, Memory Care Unit, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation Facility, or Skilled Nursing Facility, Shaire Center offers whatever level of care is needed.
Beautifully landscaped areas with sidewalks, gazebos and benches surround the outside areas giving our residents an opportunity to enjoy the breath taking beauty of the mountains and sounds of nature.
Situated on 27 acres, the Shaire Center experience begins as you travel down the impressive driveway lined with white flowering pear trees. You are made aware of the lush landscaped grounds from the aroma of the flower gardens, the singing of the birds, or the splashing water in our many fountains. One can feel the Southern ‘Charm’ as they enter the front door.
SHAIRE CENTER WILL GRACIOUSLY WELCOME YOU HOME.
Life at Shaire Center
We are an award winning Healthcare facility in Lenoir. More than just a residence or rehabilitation facility, Shaire Center is a place with a home like atmosphere. High Star rating, generous amenities and a host of well-planned activities help Shaire Center clients feel satisfied they’ve chosen the best facility for their needs.
At Shaire Center we understand the challenges of caring for people with physical and memory impairments. We specialize in long and short -term convalescent and rehabilitative care provided by a highly qualified staff.
Through years of dedication we defined and refined our services to meet the special needs of our clients. We understand the different levels of care and have provided for the needs of our clients for years. Our commitment is to help clients live at Shaire Center, their HOME, for as long as necessary. We creatively meet each new challenge and adapt services by individualizing each client's plan of care to meet the needs of each client we serve.
Shaire Center Mission Statement
Shaire Center is a strong organization because we believe in and strive to glorify our GOD by:
Appreciating our employees and giving them opportunities to grow
Honoring our elderly and giving them the best care possible
Acknowledging that all people are created not only equal, but each uniquely special
Believing that selfless determination, hard work, and the devoted commitment of a caring servant’s heart can bring about good for others
Believing in our efforts to reach out by giving help to those in need
Striving for the highest standards of integrity in every area of our client’s lives
At Shaire Center a commitment means giving your word. We believe in honoring our commitment to our clients, their families, our employees, our community, and our GOD
Structured Activities led by Certified staff to promote socialization
Arts & Crafts
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me "
Shaire Center coordinates with local Hospice Agencies to provide full Hospice Services as well as Palliative Services.
Discharge Planning/Care Planning
Shaire Center has Registered Nurses who coordinate the care planning process. An Interdisciplinary team meets periodically to discuss Goals, Interventions as well as Discharge planning.
Our facility has an open door policy and welcomes concerns/compliments. Issues can be presented in person or in writing. All issues will be addressed and a resolution will be provided.
John Corder, M.D. is our Medical Director. Tyler Allen, P.A. is also a provider for our facility.
Our kitchen boasts a high sanitation grade which speaks volumes of our trained staff and their dedication to cleanliness. Our Registered Dietitian and Dietary Managers plan and prepare three appetizing meals per day, with nutritional snacks being offered to help meet therapeutic dietary needs.
Our Speech Therapists are also part of our interdisciplinary team making recommendations and closely monitoring resident’s progress for proper diet consistencies.
Shaire Center provides large flat screen Televisions for each patient. Cable TV and wifi also provided at no additional cost. Adaptations provided for visual/hearing deficits.
Our Rehabilitation Services
Self Care Skills
Occupational Therapy teaches functional and self care skills through activities of daily living including feeding, dressing, bathing, and grooming through the use of techniques, which improve motor coordination, perception, and cognitive skills. Our fully equipped kitchen allows our therapists to integrate treatments and sessions to re establish daily independent living skills for the transition back to home.
Physical Therapy addresses overall function and/or pain management such as the ability to walk again after illness through the use of therapeutic exercise mobility, balance, and gait training exercises.
Speech Therapy is speech/language oral sensory motor training. It addresses communication and swallowing disorders, and difficulties by strengthening muscles, and teaching compensatory techniques to increase communication and proper nutrition.
Our Rehabilitation Department is dedicated to helping residents achieve their maximum capabilities. We strive to enhance resident quality of life by developing and implementing a personalized plan of care that addresses the total needs of each individual. Our therapists address physical pain and limitations through manual therapy and the use of modalities such as ultra sound, electrical stimulation and thermal agents. Individualized home programs are established which always include specific exercises and stretches to allow patients to continue to progress at home. Within Shaire Center, you'll find compassionate, qualified staff who will greet you with a “Can Do” attitude. Our rehab motto is “Believe and Together we can Achieve!” We not only care about your physical well being but your whole being.
Certified Nurse Aides
Nursing, Activities, Licensed Therapy Staff, Environmental Services, Mobile X-Ray, Podiatry, Dietary, physicians, Social Services, Wound Care Chaplain Services, Cosmetology, Hospice
A Message of Faith
Random Acts of Kindness
Our Activities Department facilitates activities that promote "paying it forward" to our community including purchasing school supplies, making and delivering baked goodies for our First Responders
Each day has 1,440 minutes. Do we value our relationship with God enough to spend a few of those minutes with Him? He deserves at least that much of our time and more. The question is He receiving it from us? Hopefully so, but if we find that we are simply “too busy” for a daily chat with our Father in Heaven, it’s time to take a long hard look at our priorities and our plans for the day ahead. Here’s a tip, organize your life around this simple principle, “God first”. If we place our creator where He belongs, at the very center of our day and our life, the rest of our priorities will fall into place. Each new day is a gift from God and if we are wise we will spend a quiet moment each morning thanking the Giver, our Father God.
Daily life is woven together each morning with the threads of habit and no habit is more important to our spiritual health than the discipline of daily prayer and devotion to God. When we begin each day with our heads lowered and our hearts lifted we are reminded of God’s love, His protection and His commandments. We can align our priorities for the coming day with God’s help, if we have acquired the unfortunate habit of trying to “squeeze” God into the corners of our life. It’s time to reshuffle the items on our do list by placing God first. God wants our undivided attention not the leftover of our day. If we haven’t already done so we need to form the habit of spending quality time with our Father. He deserves it and we all need it.
Ezekiel 22:30 I looked for a man among them who would build the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land, so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.
This is a sad verse because Jerusalem was in a sad and horrible state, as America is too. The Lord was saying through his prophet, Ezekiel, that he was searching for someone to intercede for Jerusalem and do what was necessary for Jerusalem’s salvation. The word salvation means the act of saving or protection from harm, risk, loss or destruction. But, when God looked He found no one who would intercede for the nation. This was a bad situation for God and for the nation of Jerusalem. Our country America, who was blessed by God; not because of our people or because of our resources, it is because of our God. But, I am afraid America has for the most part turned its face and its heart from God. We are now reaping what we have sewn. Our only hope is God.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then they will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.
These are the conditions that God has said in his word and it’s his promise that if we will do this then he will heal our land. America is only a great country because our God is great. We as a nation, I’m afraid, have told God we no longer need Him to guide us or protect us. But regardless God is a faithful Father who still loves us, and in his love and mercy, He is calling us to be gap people. To stand in the gap to pray for America. To hold America up in prayer. This is the greatest country and please lets pray Gods healing mercy and grace on this great country we call our home.
A Love Letter for God Our Father on this Father’s Day
Dear Father God, Jehovah and Daddy,
On this special day on earth we call Father’s Day I would like to remember you my Heavenly Father, who has taught me, guided and instilled wisdom in me, my entire life.
You have promised me countless times in your word and in my prayer time how much you love. You even went so far to show me how much you love by sending your only son.
Can I ask for anything else? I know I shouldn’t but I always do. As any good Father does, you do what you feel is right and always for my good.
You have always been there for me every day of my life, no matter what I was going through good times or bad times you where there.
This written letter is to thank you for being my Father. I have been blessed by being one of your children. Even though you have countless children I thank you for your undivided attention. And I thank you for always treating me as if I where your only child whenever I talk to you.
Happy Father’s Day God!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing the right Skilled Nursing Facility for yourself or a loved one can be an overwhelming experience that you shouldn’t have to undertake on your own. Take a look at our list of most frequently asked questions, and please get in touch if you have any other questions or concerns that aren’t addressed.
Do you accept insurance?
Our Skilled unit utilizes skilled insurance benefits such as Medicare, Medicare Alternative Plans, Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid as well as Private Pay. Our Assisted Living Facility accepts Medicaid and Private Pay
How do I apply to be a client?
To enter one of our facilities a form called an FL-2 completed by A Medical Provider or Medical Facility must be completed and submitted. Typically this form is completed by the medical social worker at the hospital if entering our Skilled Unit
Do you provide transportation services?
Yes, we provide transportation to medical/dental providers. These appointments must be initiated by our transportation services coordinator.
Do you offer hospice care?
Yes, Shaire Center collaborates with local Hospice and Palliative organizations to provide services to our clients and their families.
Do you offer laundry Services?
Yes. All of our facilities offer laundry Services at no additional charge. We do request all clothing be labeled.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us with the link below.
Questions to ask when Choosing a Facility
Is the facility as clean as you set your personal standards?
Is the facility free of unpleasant odors?
Does the facility have a written description of clients rights and responsibilities? If so, ask for a copy.
Does the facility have an advanced directives policy?
Are clients and families involved in developing their own plan?
Does the facility provide services for terminally ill clients and their families?
Does the facility have an Alzheimer's disease program?
Does the facility have a rehabilitation program?
Does the staff show interest in, affection, and respect for individual clients?
Is staff courteous?
Does the staff interact respectfully and in a friendly manner with other staff?
Is the administrator available to answer questions, hear complaints, or discuss problems?
Does the facility have a current license from the state?
If needed by the individual, is the facility certified to provide Medicare and Medicaid coverage?
Does the home have a formal quality assurance ?
Is the facility convenient for frequent visits of family and friends?
Is the facility near a cooperating hospital where the patient's personal physician practices?
Are all the services the client requires covered in the basic daily charge? If not, is a list of specific services not covered in the basic rate available?
Are advanced payments returned if the client leaves the home?
Is a physician available in an emergency?
Are personal physicians allowed?
Is regular medical attention assured?
Are medical records and plans of care kept?
Are clients and families involved in plans for treatment?
Is confidentiality of medical records assured?
Are other medical services (dentists, podiatrist, optometrist) available?
Will the clients' personal physician be notified in an emergency?
Does the facility periodically report to the client's personal physician?
Does the home have an arrangement with a nearby hospital?
Is emergency transportation readily available?
Does the facility make accommodations for holding beds when clients are hospitalized?
Are routine and emergency drugs available?
Does a pharmacist review client drug regimen?
Is a pharmacist available for staff and clients?
Is there a Physical Therapy program available under the direction of a qualified therapist?
Are services of an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist available?
Are client preferences observed?
Are group and individual activities available?
Are clients encouraged to participate?
Are clients involved with the surrounding community?
Do volunteers work with clients?
Are outside trips planned?
Is a social worker available to assist clients and families?
Is the facility well lighted inside?
Is the facility free of hazards underfoot?
Are chairs sturdy and not easily tipped?
Are warning signs posted on freshly mopped floors?
Are handrails in hallways and grab bars in bathrooms?
Does the facility meet federal and/or state fire codes?
Are exits clearly marked and unobstructed?
Are written emergency evacuation plans posted with floor plans throughout the facility?
Are exit doors unlocked on the inside?
Are doors to stairways kept closed?
Do bedrooms open onto the hall?
Does each client's room have a window?
Are private rooms available?
Is there a privacy curtain for each bed?
Is there a nurse call bell by each bed?
Is there at least once comfortable chair per client?
Is there a clothes closet or separate set of drawers for each client?
Is there room for a wheelchair to maneuver in each room?
Is there easy access to each bed?
Are clients encouraged to decorate rooms with personal items such as pictures, crafts, etc?
Is the lobby atmosphere welcoming?
Is the furniture attractive and comfortable in the lobby?
Is there a bulletin board with the activities schedule?
Are certificates and licenses on display?
Are halls large enough for two wheelchairs to pass easily?
Do halls have hand grip railings?
Are halls well lighted?
Is the dining area attractive and inviting?
Are tables convenient for those in wheelchairs?
Are those in the dining room needing help receiving it?
Are rooms available for client activities?
Is equipment (such as games, easels, yarn) available?
Are rooms available for private visits with family and friends? Are toilets convenient to bedrooms?
Are toilets easy for a wheelchair client to use?
Is there a sink in each bathroom?
Are nurse call bells near each toilet?
Are hand grips on or near toilet?
Are the grounds easily accessed for the handicapped?
Is outdoor furniture available for clients and visitors?
Are arrangements made for clients for worship as they please?
Does the dietary manager plan menus for clients on special diets?
Are personal likes and dislikes taken into consideration?
Does the menu vary from meal to meal?
Are snacks available?
Is food delivered to clients unable or unwilling to eat in the dining room?
Does staff assist clients who need help with eating?
Is assistance in bathing and grooming available?
Are barbers and beauticians available?
Are basic personal laundry services available?
If you are selecting a nursing home for a loved one:
Are you:Involving this person in the choice?
Prepared to ease the client's transition to the facility by being with them on admission day and staying several hours to get them settled?
Ready to visit the client frequently and encourage friends to make visits?