Our History

About Bourbon Heights

Residents of nursing home playing with a parachute while seatedBourbon Heights, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that has served Paris-Bourbon County area for over five decades, made possible due to the idea of William Blanton discussing the need for a ‘senior home’ in Bourbon County with County Judge J.M.Leer. After Mr. Blanton presented this for consideration to the Bourbon County Fiscal Court, they formed the Bourbon County Public Properties Corporation, and both gentleman served on the board. The plot of ground to build the home was purchased from Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Crombie consistingof 5.83 acres for $60,000 which was market price at that time. Several residents, still to this day, recall the Crombie farm. Bourbon Heights, Inc. has set the standard in long-term care by providing services that incorporate our history, values, and our promise for the seniors of this community to age gracefully, while maintaining their dignity and independence. Our commitment to quality and our hometown setting makes Bourbon Heights, Inc. truly a leader in giving our residents the best possible care.

two women sitting on a couch with a blue backgroundWhat Makes Us Special?

  • Aegis Therapies in house
  • Onsite Chapel
  • Certified Infection Preventionist
  • Dually certified wound care nurse
  • Weekly Vohra wound physician visits
  • PPL Therapeutic Services
  • Davita Dialysis, 0.5 mile from facility
  • Onsite Beauty Shop
  • Adult Daycare Center

Aegis Therapies, Inspire Impact Motivate and VOHRA Wound Physicians logos
Chairs and dining set in a lounge room


  • 67 Nursing Beds (dual certified Medicare/Medicaid).
  • 32 Nursing home and rehabilitation beds (Medicare and private pay).
    Semi-private $215/day
    Private $245/day
  • 10 Personal Care beds (private pay).
  • 29 Independent Living Apartments
    (Price is all utilities included.)
    Sm. one-room efficiency $660/month
    Lg. one-room efficiency $740/month
    Sm. one bedroom $815/month
    Lg. one bedroom $870/month
  • Joseph Allen Adult Daycare Center- Michelle P waiver, PP/PASRR, home community base waiver and private pay respite care.
    *Prices subject to change.

The Joseph Allen Center Adult Day Health Care

participants in adult day care pot plants togetherThe Joseph Allen Adult Day & Health Care Centeris a non-profit day program for aged or disabled individuals age 21 and older. We provide a stimulating, social environment responsive to the needs of our clients. Respite and supportive care for caregivers are also services that we offer through personalized and professional care at a reasonable cost.

This is a great resource if you or your loved one are not safe to stay home alone while caregivers work during the day. The center is open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is available Monday through Friday. All person-centered services are under the direction of medical staff, including an RN, LPN,and SRNAs. The center offers socialization, activities, nutritional meals and snacks, and medical services if directed by your physician. We strive to engage our clients into the community and bring the community into our center to enrich our program.

Board of Directors*

  • Dr. Amanda McCauley-Thornberry, Chairman
  • Michelle Bales, Vice Chairman
  • Harry B. Park, Secretary
  • Marie Smart
  • Rev. Jeff Bell
  • Shea Ernest
  • Wayne Logan
  • Asa McCracken

*The Board of Directors serve without pay or compensation.

Our Physicians

Bourbon Heights is unique in the fact that we allow residents to maintain their physician-patient relationship.

  • Dr. Stephen Besson, Medical Director
  • Dr. Roberta Allison
  • Dr. Kent Davis
  • Dr. Jeffery Green
  • Dr. Alison Petras
  • Dr. Richard West
  • Dr. Ryan West
  • Dr. Patricia Swiney

Dr. Stephen Besson wearing a plaid shirt with red pullover
Dr. Stephen Besson is our Medical Director, he is responsible for overseeing all patient care and providing input on providing quality care to all residents.

Insurances Accepted

  • Anthem
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • KY Medicaid
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicare