Feel like family

Because here, you’re our family
When you’re not well, who can you trust to care for you? People who know how to take care of their own loved ones. Those are the type of people who founded the Center on Aging and Health in 2001.

Skilled Nursing

They wanted a nurturing facility where their parents would be:
To the Stricklands’ disappointment, this all-around facility of their dreams did not yet exist. So they created it themselves.

“We’re blessed to have this nursing home.”

We’re blessed to have a place for mom to be and it’s close to home. We’re thankful they’re there. The county is really blessed that we have this nursing home. I feel that my mother is getting the best care that she can.

The perks of modern medicine, the attention of dedicated staff. You deserve both.

In 2017, new owners took over the Center on Aging and Health. They committed to an even higher level of care, devoting themselves to every resident who entrusts them with their treatment. At the same time, they brought innovative ideas to the Center — cutting-edge ways to use technology to keep residents healthy and help them heal.

Advanced treatments like:


24-hour/7-day virtual access to a trained physician

So you don’t have to wait until the next day — or even a few hours — for the medical intervention you need.


A video-game based therapy that builds and tests dexterity, cognition, and movement.

So your therapy is not only fun, but also stretches your limits so you make more progress.

We are the only facility in the area to use both Restore and TeleMedicine.

Of course, other facilities have doctors they can call when a medical emergency arises. We do too.

  But you can’t compare a phone call to seeing the doctor live on the screen in front of you, in your room, from your bed.

With TeleMedicine, you can interact with the doctor and ask questions, so he really understands what’s bothering you.

TeleMedicine allows doctors to make more accurate clinical judgments, preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions.

So you feel better — and get better treatment.

Who’s behind our loving care?

Meet our dedicated team:

Anna Lingerfelt, RN

Director of Nursing
With more than 25 years of experience in eldercare, Anna — a registered nurse — brings a high level of expertise in clinical care and compliance with guidelines, as she oversees nursing care at the facility. She has also undergone specialized training in Dementia. What really gets her excited is team building and working with older adults, bringing smiles to their faces.

In her free time, Anna’s busy fishing, hiking, and embracing nature — or spending time with her grandchildren.

Words to live by:
“What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

Kathy Estep

Assistant Director of Nursing

Kathy brings a high level of skilled nursing to the facility to help support Anna in clinical care to the residents. She has an Associate Degree and has been a LPN for 9 years and a RN for 11 years. Kathy is a key player for the residents because she loves working with the elderly population and helping in their care. She has a commitment for excellence in the nursing department.

In Kathy’s free time, she enjoys trees, animals, and spending time with her family.

Words to live by: It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. Mother Teresa

C.J. Cox, LPN

Director of Business Development

With over 18 years experience as a nurse in healthcare, C.J., brings strong communication skills, responsive service, business intelligence, networking, partner development, and commitment to excellence. She treats each resident and family member as one of her own. She measures the facility by the success of the resident on improving the quality of life for each resident.

In C.J.’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family members and being outdoors in nature.

Words to live by: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Jessica Byrd

Director of Rehabilitation
With her signature creativity and quick thinking, Jessica takes the lead in directing our rehabilitative services and providing occupational therapy treatment to residents. Throughout her 6 years working in skilled nursing facilities — 4 at the Center on Aging and Health — Jessica has loved getting to know each resident she treats and help them reach their potential. She holds a Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters in Occupational Therapy, and is certified in Modalities.

When she’s not in her office or on the floors, you’ll find Jessica curled up with a book — or tending to her bees.

Words to live by:
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire

Pastor Kevin Laws

A pastor for 16 years — including 4 years as Chaplain of the Center on Aging and Health — Pastor Laws is a shoulder that all the residents (and staff) lean on. His unfailing support and caring words of comfort bring them and their families a sense of peace. Thanks to his specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia support — and his kind, listening ear — he is uniquely suited to counsel residents through sickness and end-of-life.

In his spare time, Pastor Laws enjoys the company of his family and friends — and a good fishing pole.

Words to live by:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”