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Union County Nursing Home


Let's Start By Saying Thanks! 

We know that this has not been an easy journey for our residents or families. We are truly thankful for your words of encouragement and support through these unprecedented times. 

We are doing everything in our power to keep each one of our resident's safe through the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions regarding our visitation practices or any issues or suggestions, we want to hear from you. 

Overview of Visitation Types

Outside Visitation 

Outside visitation is an option and the preferred form of visitation when the family and/or resident are unvaccinated. 

Here are some general facts regarding outdoor visitation
  • Outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and air flow
  • Infection control practices still should be followed for outdoor visitation 


Indoor Visitation 

Indoor visitation is always permitted for all residents. No appointment needed. 
The number of visitors, frequency of visits, or length of visits is no longer restricted. 
Here are some general facts about indoor visitation
  • Face coverings are still required
  • Core Principals of Infection Control must be followed 
  • Isolated residents may still receive visitors (not recommended)


Compassion Care Visit 

Compassion care visits are allowed at all times, there are no restrictions.

Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Control 

The Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Prevention is a best practice published by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The core principals are outlined below. It should be noted, visitors that cannot adhere to the Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Prevention will not be permitted to enter Union County Nursing Home. 

Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Prevention 
  • Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility. Facilities will screen all who enter for these visitation exclusions. 
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)  
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose) and physical distancing at least six feet between people, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance 

Union County Nursing Home, owned and operated by Union General Health System, is a 150-bed facility dedicated to providing the highest quality care to your loved ones just when they need it the most.

Our trained staff and full schedule of activities and events are dedicated to enhancing not only the physical well-being of our residents but their emotional and mental health as well. With its close proximity to the hospital and doctors' offices, as well as our telemedicine program, the nursing home provides its residents with unique access to modern medical care right in their own community.

Each resident can request their own private garden container where they may plant the flowers or vegetables of their choice.
The beauty shop, serving all of our residents, is open every Wednesday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
The pavilion provides an outdoor activity area for our residents and their families. Picnics are held here every Thursday in the warmer months and it may be reserved for special functions.
Our sun porch allows our residents to bring some of the outside to the inside on a year-round basis. It can also be reserved for special functions.
Contact us or come by today to view our facilities and learn more about our services.

Cristal Burnette
Union County Nursing Home Administrator


Union County Nursing Home
164 Nursing Home Cir
Blairsville, GA 30512