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Grants Pass, Oregon

Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

About Us
At Highland House, we strive to give our residents the best possible quality of life by delivering the highest possible quality of care and shattering the stigma of nursing homes. We are members of the Pioneer Network, committing ourselves daily to meaningful culture change as we move toward a totally resident-centered care community.

Jason Fiske, Administrator
Jason has been a licensed long-term care facility administrator in Oregon and California for five years and a physical therapist for 11 years. In 2006, Jason was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to the state's physical therapy licensing board for a four-year term.  In this volunteer role, Jason helps regulate the practice of physical therapy in the state, including establishing professional standards of practice.

Jason earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in physical therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 1995.  He and his wife, Amy, live in Grants Pass and are the parents of two boys.

Linda Kightlinger, RN, Director of Nursing Services
Linda Kightlinger has been with Highland House almost from the beginning.  She started working at the nursing and rehabilitation center in 1982, a half-year after it opened.  Currently, the director of nursing services, Linda started her healthcare career at 14 years old working as a "feeder" before and after school at Donroven Nursing Center in New Jersey.  She was quickly promoted to "bed maker" and has been working in nursing homes ever since.  A registered nurse, Linda has an associate degree in nursing from Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. 

Linda says her favorite part about working at Highland House is the great people she works with.  In her free time, she works with her husband, Dave, on their five-acre mini farm, spends time with her three grown children and two grandkinds and enjoys using her Apple iPad to read, play games and keep in touch with her family. 

Leah Jurek, DPT, Rehabilitation Program Manager 
Leah began her career at Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 2009, after earning a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis.  Before getting married and moving to Oregon, Leah had worked termporarily in a skilled nursing facility in Indiana and fell in love with the setting.  The experience changed her original plan of working at an outpatient clinic, and when she arrived in Oregon she pursued a position in long-term care.

She says she enjoys getting to know the patients' unique needs, hearing their stories and learning from their wisdom.  "Helping other people is somthing everyone should do," she says, so working at Highland House has been a blessing.

Leah and her husband, Matt, both work as physical therapists and are native Hoosiers.  The couple recently purchased their first home in Grants Pass and enjoy outdoor recreation, especially rafting on the Rogue River.  Additionally, they both enjoy volunteering for their church and serving as tour guides to their friends and family from the Midwest.

Leah also holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis. 


Highland House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2201 NW Highland Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-1901
Fax: 541-471-8717

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