Wellness Cornerstone

The art of compassion, the science of care.

When searching for nursing homes in Texarkana, Texas, for yourself or your loved one, you undoubtedly want the best you can find. You also want a dedicated team who’ll focus their undivided professional and personal attention on you and yours. Try us. We’ve been effectively “treating the whole person” here for nearly a generation — caring for residents physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Our resident-to-staff ratio is one of the best in the region. And by the way, you may now officially scratch off the phrase “nursing home” from your notes, because there’s a more pertinent expression: Welcome home to Cornerstone, the best Skilled Nursing in Texarkana, TX.

Long-term Skilled Nursing: for acute illness.

Discover the highest-quality Skilled Nursing — home to smiles and a cheerful word too. At Cornerstone, our long-term care is the answer for seniors whose needs can’t be met at home, through outpatient care or with hospitalization. Any acute ongoing challenge that doesn’t require hospitalization can generate these needs, for example:

  • Cardiac failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Other illness or disease, including Alzheimer’s (see Memory Support)

Sunrise through the pines.

Our personalized 24/7 long-term Skilled Nursing and Respite care is provided at Cornerstone’s licensed 24-hour, private-pay Clara Mae & Bob Cheatham Health Care Center. Its recently renovated private and semiprivate suites overlook landscaped courtyards and vegetable gardens, offering great views of the beautiful woodland surroundings.


A chef, a chaplain and a team of nurses.

Expect a comfortable, homelike atmosphere, with excellent, chef-prepared meals — all within a friendly setting of 24/7 professional medical oversight. Plus, Skilled Nursing residents have access to these services and amenities:

Services & Amenities

  • 3 meals daily
  • Bathing
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Medication management
  • Personal laundry service
  • Scheduled activities
  • Transportation
  • Beauty salon
  • Billiards room
  • Multipurpose activity center
  • Private dining room, ready to reserve for family meals
  • Safe outdoor space
  • Walking paths
  • Chapel
  • Wellness center

Respite: welcome relief for caregivers.

Those who provide caregiving at home can plan to enjoy a day, a night, a few days’ or even a week’s break, confident in the safe, comfortable environment provided 24/7 by Cornerstone Respite. Introducing your loved one to Cornerstone with a short stay is wise and might prove invaluable if your loved one suddenly needs an extended stay.

Start the conversation.

Find out more about Texarkana, TX-area Skilled Nursing — or about a Respite stay of a day, a night, a week or more. Contact us today.


Short-term Skilled Nursing can range from days to even months and refers to treatment that often incorporates Rehabilitation services. It may follow a hospital stay or surgical procedure, or result from the need for IV antibiotics or a transition from intense hospital care to a slightly lower level of nursing care. Long-term Skilled Nursing, in contrast, is for the prolonged treatment of acute illness.

Staff members include RNs (registered nurses), nurse practitioners, a full-time Life Enrichment coordinator, a consultant dietitian and a variety of certified specialists. Skilled Nursing, both long- and short-term, is provided on site at the Clara Mae & Bob Cheatham Health Care Center.

Skilled Nursing is charged by the day, and in Texarkana, daily rates* range from $137-$165, depending on the care provided and room selected. Services are usually paid for by one or a combination of Medicare, Medicaid, supplementary insurance(s), veterans benefits and long-term insurance (depending on the policy).

* Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, conducted by CareScout®, June 2017