Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation

Skilled nursing facilityResident Visitation Guidelines (updated March 12, 2021):

Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation is anxious to welcome our residents’ families back into our facility. We are working to finalize visitation plans and protocols following all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the state of Tennessee. Our greatest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Once finalized, our plan for allowing visitors into our facility will be announced to our residents and their family members via telephone call. We look forward to welcoming you back into Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation soon. 

Please call Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation at (423) 507-3659 with any questions or for information on how to connect with a loved one using Google Duo or Facebook. Visit Starr Regional Medical Center's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information page for resources and additional information.

Statement Regarding COVID-19 (May 14, 2020):

Starr Regional Medical Center is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We are continuing to work closely with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and follow all guidelines set forth by the TDH, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control & 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 CMS.

In addition to our standard infection prevention protocols, we have proactively implemented additional safety precautions beginning in March 2020, including:

  • A strict zero-visitor protocol;
  • Limited entry points to the facility;
  • Masking for all staff members;
  • Required screenings for fever and other symptoms of respiratory illness for everyone entering the facility.

We began routinely monitoring all residents for symptoms of COVID-19 in March 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 Etowah community.

About Us

Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation, an affiliate of Starr Regional Medical Center, is an 88-bed, licensed nursing home for both skilled and intermediate patients. We have provided quality long-term and skilled care to residents of southeast Tennessee since 1967. Our facility is rated five stars overall, the highest rating possible, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System.

Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation adjoins Starr Regional Medical Center - Etowah, which ensures continuity of care and immediate access to imaging and emergency services when necessary. The facility is licensed by the State of Tennessee for both private pay as well as Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Samuel Olsen, MD, serves as Medical Director and oversees care of residents.

For additional information about Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation and our services, please call us at (423) 507-3659.

Our Services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • 24-Hour Supervision
  • Individualized Diets
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Planned Activities
  • Social Worker
  • Private & Semi-Private Rooms

Your Care

Our care team consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and other healthcare professionals dedicated to caring for the individual needs of all residents. Rehabilitation services are available to patients of Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation as often as prescribed by the patient's physician.

Physical Therapy (PT)

The PT staff works with residents to improve range of motion, rehabilitation following an injury or surgery, and other muscular and ambulatory assistance. Certified therapists in Myofacial Release work with residents to improve pain control and increase range of motion for mobility.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

The OT team strives to improve the daily routine of residents to so they become more independent and regain or relearn those skills for daily living. Thermal and electrical certified therapists work to provide pain relief, muscle re-education and edema control for residents.

Speech Therapy

The Speech Therapy staff works with residents to improve swallowing function following a stroke. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) are often utilized, especially with patients who have recently suffered a stroke.