Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky
The services of Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky is now under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky (CHNKY). On Friday, July 1, 2011, the Community Foundation assumed administrative and operational oversight of these services. The services were previously operated by Cardinal Hill Healthcare System.
The services are located at 31 Spiral Drive in Florence and include adult day care, respite care, speech – language therapy, audiology, developmental intervention and occupational therapy. Services, location and staff will remain the same. The services will operate under the names Speech and Hearing of Northern Kentucky and Adult Day Care of Northern Kentucky. Says Mike Kanarek, Kentucky Easter Seal Society board chairman said, “These services will be in excellent hands at The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. We know that they will continue to thrive under local leadership.”
Founded in Covington in 1923 as part of Kentucky Easter Seals, Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky enjoys a long history of pioneering services to meet pressing community needs. It was the first facility in Northern Kentucky to offer audiology services to children and adults and was the first adult day care center to offer daily care and nursing services to younger adults (18 and over), as well as those over 60.
The Florence center, which opened in February 2001, is designed to best meet the goals of comprehensive rehabilitation. It focuses on new approaches in therapy utilizing specially designed spaces and equipment. These include:
• A state-of-the-art speech-language clinic with speech therapy treatment rooms
• An audiology lab, which holds vestibular and specialized pediatric testing equipment
• Experienced professionals providing state of the art hearing aid services
• Respite services – medical model for those 16 and above
• Adult day health care program – medical model