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LA Students Make Bird feeders For Overton Health And Rehab

As a year-end project, some Livingston Academy agriculture students handmade and installed bird feeders for Overton County Health and Rehab residents. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said he worked with Center Director Jennifer Bouldin to plan out the day. “It was just such an uplifting day,” Holman said. “We met with a lot of the residents and their smiling faces. ... Read More »

Overton Health And Rehab Implements New Pay Schedule For Nurses

Overton County Health and Rehab has increased base pay for its nursing department. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said the facility’s board passed the raises to help in recruiting efforts. “It is challenging, and we’re not unique at Overton County Health and Rehab,” Stevens said. “I think all of our rehabs and hospitals are in the same boat. Some people ... Read More »

Overton Health And Rehab Move Back To Limited Visitations Due To COVID

Overton County Health and Rehab has stopped open visitations due to residents testing COVID positive. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said the center’s COVID unit has reopened with three residents positive experiencing mild symptoms. “That changes our visitation slightly,” Stevens said. “We have it where the doors are wide open for visits, but now we have to limit that like ... Read More »

Overton Health and Rehab Stops New Admissions, In-Person Visits

Overton County Health and Rehab has put a pause on new admissions into the facility due to county COVID numbers. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said this policy will be addressed on a day to day basis. Stevens said that in-person visitations will also stop, returning to virtual visitation. Stevens said the exception will be compassionate care situations like hospice. ... Read More »

Livingston Requiring Unvaccinated City Employees To Mask

All unvaccinated Livingston city employees will be required to wear masks, effective immediately. Mayor Curtis Hayes said people entering city buildings will be temperature screened and asked to wear a mask when inside. Hayes said the only exception is the city hall lobby, because barriers are in place to prevent people from wandering. Hayes made the announcement Monday during a ... Read More »

Overton County Health And Rehab Cut Ribbon On New Addition

The doors opened at Overton County Health and Rehab’s new rehab center on Friday morning. Officials from across the county gathered for the ribbon cutting before they toured the facility’s addition. Administrator Jennifer Bouldin said this addition was a blessing for an aging community. “This day is just so special we’ve been working for this… I’ve actually been working on ... Read More »

Outdoor Visits Allowed At Overton Co. Health And Rehab

Overton County Health and Rehab is updating its visitation policy to allow outdoor visits. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said scheduled times will be evaluated daily based on community COVID numbers and weather. “We are scheduling outdoor visits Monday through Friday,” Stevens said. “And a resident may have one outdoor visit per week with two immediate family members that are ... Read More »

Overton Health and Rehab Must Meet Federal Guidelines To Open

The Tennessee Department of Health announced that visitation is open for nursing homes. However, Overton County Health and Rehab Public Information Officer Scott Stevens said that announcement is misleading. Stevens said nursing facilities follow CMS and CDC guidelines, not Tennessee’s guidelines. “Number one is, the county positivity rate in whatever county you’re in has to be at 10 percent or ... Read More »

Overton Health And Rehab Increasing Staff For More Residents

Overton County Health and Rehab is looking to add to its staff in anticipation for an increased amount of residents. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said vacant spots at the current facility and upcoming short term rehab center need to be filled, but staffing must come first. “We’re kinda in a rebuilding with our census, our patient load, and with ... Read More »

OCHR Addressing Staffing Shortage with Incentives

Overton County Health and Rehab is addressing its staffing shortage by adding incentives for new hires. OCHR Public Information officer Scott Stevens said new CNA’s will get a $2,000 sign on bonus, and non-certified nurses aids will get a $1,000 sign on bonus. Stevens said the facility has the staff it currently needs, but not enough to take on new ... Read More »