Our Community Focus

Welcome to Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center, situated on the outskirts of Waynesville, NC, proudly serving the residents of Haywood County. As the oldest town in Haywood County and the county seat, Waynesville is surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas, vast national forest lands, and clear, rushing streams At Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center, we transcend the role of a typical skilled nursing facility; we are an integral part of the local community, deeply rooted in Haywood County. Our devoted local team is dedicated to understanding the distinct needs of our residents and providing exceptional care that mirrors the authentic essence of our beloved town. Located on the outskirts of Waynesville, our facility is dedicated to fostering positive change and cultivating a safe, comforting living environment for our residents. Our commitment extends beyond our physical location to make a meaningful impact in the broader community. Choose Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center for quality care that embodies the heart of our community.

Our Facility Design Promotes Health & Well-being

We ensure that the environment is a destination of healing achieved through scale, texture, and contrast— promoting lightness, brightness, and airiness. Our floor plans focus on key areas that promote overall health, healing and well-being including the features shown here.

Indoor Air Quality








Specialized Care Team

Elevate Your Recovery Journey at Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center

Discover personalized rehabilitation at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, your destination for recovery in Waynesville, NC. Our dedicated therapy team is committed to guiding you through the recovery journey, whether you’re on a short-term path back home or embracing long-term care with us. We prioritize optimizing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to enhance your overall quality of life, ensuring a comprehensive and effective recovery experience.


Exceptional Skilled Nursing Care:

Experience top-notch skilled nursing care at Smoky Mountain, where our expert team is dedicated to your well-being and recovery.


Comprehensive Recovery Support:

Our facility stands out with a range of features designed to support your recovery journey, including:


Diverse Exercise Equipment:

Explore our well-equipped gym, tailored with a variety of machines and tools to meet the unique needs of each resident.


Comprehensive Therapy Approaches:

Embrace holistic recovery with our therapy team employing various techniques to enhance physical health and overall well-being.


Promoting Independence:

Tailored programs focus on regaining balance and coordination for short-term recovery journeys, ensuring a safe return home. Long-term residents benefit from maintaining and enhancing ADLs for a fulfilling life.


Assistive Technology Integration:

We leverage the latest in assistive devices to simplify daily activities, promoting independence and creating an environment conducive to healing.


Practical Training for Daily Living:

Our approach extends beyond traditional exercises, encompassing real-world skill-building to ensure residents confidently navigate everyday activities.


Whether your stay is temporary or long-term at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center commitment is to provide personalized care, foster independence, and improve overall quality of life. Choose us for a recovery experience that transcends the ordinary.

Our Facility Lifestyle Features Include:



Living spaces with semi-private and private rooms


Lounge and activity areas


Engaging social activities and events


Inclusive pricing for worry free access to cable and secured Wi-Fi


Beauty salon


Daily housekeeping as well as linen service, personal laundry, and trash removal; weekly “deep cleaning”


Easily accessible courtyards


Dining & Nutrition Services

Nutrition and dietary monitoring is an important part of a resident’s holistic care plan. Our registered dietitian serves as a nutrition consultant for the interdisciplinary care team to ensure optimal health and well-being of our residents as well as designing and delivering specific dietary and complex nutrition needs. We provide each resident with a nourishing, tasteful, well-balanced diet that meets the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each resident.


Residents appreciate our well-appointed restaurant-style dining room, where personal table service makes meals enjoyable and offer a social occasion.

A snapshot of Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center Sample Meal Plan showing the listing of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

State of the Art Safety

Safety is a Top Priority

We have multiple prevention methods for the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. These include routine electrostatic cleaning, needlepoint bipolar ionization (cold plasma), HEPA air scrubbers, and MERV 13 air filter installation. Cold plasma has been shown to kill multiple bacteria, viruses and mold spores, and recent studies have demonstrated a significant reduction of COVID-19 virus when installed.

Partnering With Industry Experts

We developed and implemented industry-leading protocols to help prevent the spread of disease. We partnered with university and community-based epidemiology clinical experts, the North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE), while following state and CDC guidance.

Some of Our Additional Safety Measures Include:


Following all guidance and requirements for state and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to ensure optimal patient, family and staff safety


Residents are monitored and screened regularly


Teammates and guests wear masks throughout their shifts/visits when required 


Daily Activities

When residents have an engaging social life, they’re able to live more comfortably and productively. Activities give structure which provides them certainty in knowing what’s coming up next; time goes by faster and increases a sense of purpose. There’s also something comforting about having people around who care enough to make your days a little more interesting. 

activity calendar

Kind Words

“Smoky Mountain health and rehabilitation is a very nice place to be. It has a great atmosphere, and each employee is attentive. The team organizes several activities that makes living here fun and feel like we are surrounded by friends and family.”


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