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About Us.

Dedication to Those We Serve.


Big Elm Rehabilitation and Living Centers are located on the border of Concord and Kannapolis and just minutes away from CMC North East Medical center and your local physician's office. We strive to be the facility of choice for area seniors and are committed to caring for our residents and providing excellence in services.

Big Elm is unique in that it offers a full continuum of care. The campus is comprised of an 80-bed Independent Assisted Living Center and a 50-bed Skilled Nursing Center. Having both facilites on one campus allows us to ensure a smooth transition for your loved one if changes in care needs ever arise.  The facility offers extensive rehabilitation services for individuals thats allow for residents who need therapy to be cared for in or near their own neighborhood, making it easier for visitors and family to be participants in their loved one's care.

What Separates Us From the Rest?



We are a family-owned facility where you will actually be able to see and talk with the owner of the facility.  We also have the smallest skilled nursing facility in the area that allows us to closely monitor our residents with good staffing ratios and shorter hallways, that makes for a safe and quaint enviroment.  Our therapy department allows for many of our residents to go back home after a short stay.

Both of our facilities provide 24 hour nursing supervision and daily activities.  We have flexible visiting hours ensuring that no matter your work schedule you can have time to spend with your loved one. Come take a tour and see why you should let us be a part of our journey!

A Note From Our Executive Director:

It is with great pleasure that I share some information with you about Big Elm Rehabilitation and Living Centers in Kannapolis, NC.

We are privately owned centers wih skilled nursing care and assisted living care for elder individuals.  The 50 bed nursing center is dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid.  It faces West A Street beside Baker's Creek Park.  The 80 bed retirement center faces Glenn Ave in the opposite direction and also adjoins the park.  We are located within 2 miles of the North Carolina Research Campus that is located on the former Cannon Mill property in Kannapolis.

Big Elm Rehabilitation and Living Centers offer a wide variety of services including rehabilitation therapies, physical, occupational, and speech.  In addition to the usual therapies, our therapists utilize other therapies such as e-stim, diathermy, and ultrasound to decrease pain, improve mobility and aid in would healing.  We have one of the highest staffing levels in the area to enable us to deliver the highest quality of care to the residents entrusted to our care.  A comprehensive program of activities and outings is provided to help residents maintain their independence and to remain a part of the community.  Transportation is provided for needed physician appointments and special occasions.

Our entire staff looks forward to assisting you and your loved one to make a smooth transition to long term care.  If you have not made that decision yet, please call and ask any questions you may have.  We will be happy to give you a tour of our buildings whenever is convenient for  you.  We work here because we want to make a difference for those entrusted to our care.  We feel that we are one big family; residents, staff and families working together to provide the best quality of life for the resident.  

          - Tom Gatewood, NHA                                        

We accept the following insurance companies:
      BCBS HMO 
Humana HMO
      Private Pay


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