Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More
Extended Care Unit
Our Extended Care Unit, (ECU), is a 60 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) focusing on the senior population, conveniently located within Person Memorial Hospital (PMH).
Person Memorial Hospital is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We are continuing to work closely with the NCDHHS and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients and staff members. We strictly follow all appropriate guidance for the notification of patients and their families in the event of a positive case among our staff members or among our residents and have established regular updates with our residents’ family representatives, in accordance with guidelines recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
In addition to our standard infection prevention protocols, we have proactively implemented additional safety precautions over the last several months, including:
- A strict zero-visitor protocol on our ECU;
- Limited entry points to the facility;
- Masking for all staff members;
- Required screenings for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19 for everyone entering the facility.
- Testing all new residents prior to admission;
- Regularly testing all patients and staff members;
- Additional facility-specific proactive measures
We have been routinely monitoring all residents for symptoms of COVID-19 and require testing for every new resident prior to admission.
Our residents are like family to us, and protecting their safety and wellbeing while maintaining open lines of communication with their loved ones is our top priority. We are proud to serve the Roxboro and Person County community. Find more information about COVID-19.
ECU offers several advantages over other skilled facilities in the area. There are 26 private rooms. In addition to its Medicare/Medicaid certification, it is accredited by Joint Commission, which provides another level of oversight in the quality of care for our residents. We are the only SNF in the county with a Certified Medical Director and on site XRAY/Lab services. Our location within the hospital makes it convenient for your physician and surgeon to visit as well as your friends and family. Unexpected medical emergencies have prompt access to our Emergency Room. We provide short-term rehabilitation for individuals who qualify, as well as long-term care. Comprehensive rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech therapies seven days a week. ECU also works with Hospice providing end of life care and support to loved ones for those in need of their service.
Our residents have access to a variety of services. ECU contracts with an outside pharmacy to provide safe medication management. A full service dietary department works closely with the Registered Dietician and residents to meet their individual dietary needs. A personal laundry service can be provided as well as an outside linen service. Additional amenities furnished include television, phone and local phone service, fully electric hospital beds, and state of the art call bell/wander guard system. Other optional amenities are beauty and barbershop services and a licensed manicure service.
ECU offers an exciting daily activity program. Residents enjoy games, crafts, reminiscing, special events, music and spiritual programs. Monthly outings are coordinated with the use of Person County's transportation service (PATS). Family participation and support are welcomed. Pre-approved pet visitation is encouraged.
An interdisciplinary Care Planning team works with the residents and family to provide an individualized treatment plan. Our caring and dedicated staff works hard to provide a nurturing, home-like environment.
For more information about placement contact the unit Director of Nursing at 336-503-5865 or Administrator at 336-503-5714.
Senior Living Resources
Considering senior care options can be stressful and confusing, and you may be unsure where to start. Need help? Visit the links below for information to get you started.