What Are Some Facts About the National HealthCare Corporation?

The National HealthCare Corporation is a provider of health care services in the form of skilled nursing centers, assisted living facilities, retirement centers and home health care programs. The company affiliates operate, for themselves and third parties, 74 skilled nursing centers with 9,462 beds, five independent living centers and 18 assisted living communities as of February 2015, notes Bloomberg.com.

The National HealthCare Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The company employs 13,050 employees based on a February 2015 report, states Bloomberg.com. Apart from medical specialty services, NHC also provides medical accounting services for third parties.

The company's skilled nursing facilities provide healthcare services as prescribed by medical professionals including licensed therapy services, nutrition services, social services and activities. Its licensed therapists provide rehabilitative therapy for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, neurological illnesses, orthopedic conditions and other illnesses, injuries and disabilities.

The NHC also offers long-term care services such as Alzheimer's disease units where patients with early, middle and advanced stages of the disease are provided managed care and other medical specialty services. Its assisted living services offer personal care and assistance with general daily activities such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation and medication management.