NURSING HOMES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Nursing homes, hospitals, adult care homes, and other institutions provide care for people suffering from many illnesses. Good sanitation in these facilities is important to stop the spread of illnesses to those who are receiving care and to healthy people visiting those who are sick. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult care homes, and other institutions are inspected twice a year. Online health inspections are available soon after the inspection is completed. Customers are encouraged to check the current sanitation score of any nursing home or institution.
If you own or operate one of these facilities in Jackson County, you should familiarize yourself with the State rules around operating a hospital, nursing home, adult care home, or other institution.
If you plan to buy, build, or remodel a nursing homes, hospitals, adult care homes, and other institutions, contact Jackson County Environmental Health at 828-587-8250 or -8253 to find out what is required prior to making your purchase or starting construction. Jackson County Environmental Health will complete an Institution Plan Review regarding your plans to buy, build, or remodel. If your plans to build or remodel involve food service, click here to learn more about Food Service Plan Review.