Heidi Lein D.O.R.


I have been working for Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center since May 2014 when they brought therapy in house. I began as a staff physical therapist. After seeing the consequences of falls, I pursued a certification as a Fall Proof instructor. The information I learned greatly improved my knowledge and treatment approach. I also completed a certification as an exercise expert for the aging adult. Studies show over and over that strengthening is critical to health, function and quality of life. 

In the Spring of 2013 I was offered the position as Rehab Director. I was ready for the challenge and took the position. I work with great staff that are dedicated to quality of work and patient care. Most therapists have worked for Golden Empire for over 5 years; we are a solid team. It is reassuring to residents when they return and can ask for the therapist they saw before.

Prior to working at Golden Empire I worked in an out-patient orthopedic setting involving acute care. The skills I learned in continuing education courses and working in these settings contribute greatly to the level of patient care we provide here now.

I lead by example, practice what I preach and am committed to working out and eating well.



To the Staff,

I had excellent care while I was at Golden Empire and it was greatly appreciated. I want to thank you for the use of the wheelchair.

I've just gotten to the point being able to get down the steps to my yard without the wheelchair. It has been a great help. 

Thanks again,

Juanita Thompson


About Golden Empire Links


Pink Ladies - We are proud to have the only Pink Ladies Auxiliary in town, approximately 40 volunteers. They are dedicated to making life more enjoyable for our residents and offer beauty shop services, church services, and have a ceramics studio complete with kiln. In addition, they have provided a beautiful whirlpool, home theater, and fireplaces for the residents to enjoy. There are many other events in which they spend time and effort to make our residents feel special, especially during the holidays.