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Take a Tour of River Oaks Place of Loudon, Tennessee

Posted by Chris Sides

Sep 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

 

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River Oaks Place of Loudon, Tennessee is located on a six acre wooded hilltop with wide, open views of the countryside and nearby Tennessee River and is only a few blocks down from banking, cafes, the Loudon County Courthouse and historic district, and the new riverfront Loudon County Senior Center. This community also features, the Retreat, a state-of-the-art dementia care program designed to provide your loved one with exceptional memory care.

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Topics: Tennessee, assisted living, dementia care, activities, senior care

Tour River Oaks Place - Lenoir City, TN

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jan 28, 2014 7:00:00 AM

River Oaks Place - Lenoir City is a unique, spacious, and gracious environment. The community sits high atop the "old town" of original Lenoir City and enjoys beautiful views of the Tellico Lake and Smoky Mountains, yet is just minutes from doctors offices, banking, shopping, and dining.

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Topics: Tennessee Assisted Living, assisted living community, Tennessee, memory care, dementia care, dementia care program, memory care center, Tennessee senior living, community tours, senior adult communities

Tour Carriage House Inn - A Tennessee Senior Living Community

Posted by Chris Sides

Jan 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Tennessee Assisted Living, assisted living community, Tennessee, dementia care, dementia care program, Alzheimers, Alzheimer's, Tennessee senior living, community tours, senior adult communities

Homemade Happiness - Celebrating National Assisted Living Week 2013

Posted by Todd Barker

Sep 11, 2013 9:45:00 AM

The National Center for Assisted Living established “National Assisted Living Week” in 1995. This week of activities, events and community interaction is designed to bring residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community together in celebration of seniors and to show them our love and appreciation. The theme for 2013 is “Homemade Happiness”. Celebrations are rolling in all twelve Senior Solutions Communities. We will enjoy fun events and activities like:

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, National Assisted Living Week

16 Fun Social Activities for Loved Ones in Assisted Living

Posted by Chris Sides

Jul 24, 2013 9:05:00 AM

One of the keys to making your loved ones’ transition to assisted living easier is keeping them busy with social activities. Many assisted living communities have a very robust activities calendar filled with more than most can accomplish in a day. But Mom or Dad may still feel that there is something missing from what is offered or want something new to do. Here are 16 fun social activities for loved ones in assisted living.

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, social activities, activities, memory care center

10 Signs It Might Be Time for Tennessee Dementia Care Living for Mom

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jul 17, 2013 9:04:00 AM

Mom has been changing. It started with little things like forgetting doctor’s appointments and not recognizing a family friend. But depending on the cause of the dementia and the area of the brain that is affected, family concerns will continue to increase. As the symptoms mount, concerns for her safety and well being may outweigh her reluctance - and yours - and it might be time for Tennessee Dementia Care Living for Mom. 

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Topics: Tennessee, dementia care, depression, memory loss, aggressive behaviors

25 Must-Haves for Assisted Living Care in Tennessee

Posted by Chris Sides

Jun 26, 2013 10:05:00 AM

When the decision has been made to relocate your senior loved one to assisted living care in Tennessee, there are dozens of questions, considerations and options. The task can be overwhelming. Just take a moment and breathe. Then separate the must-haves from the wants and prioritize your senior care list requirements. Once you have established exactly what you are looking for, you can begin evaluating communities. Review this list of must-haves for assisted living in Tennessee when you evaluate the communities that you are visiting.

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, exercise, senior care

Father’s Day Activities and 10 Gift Ideas for Dads in Assisted Living

Posted by Todd Barker

Jun 12, 2013 9:10:00 AM

Father’s Day is when we honor our fathers and thank them for all they’ve given us. When Dad is in an assisted living community you might be worried that the celebration will be ignored. Rest assured, a vibrant community embraces reasons to hold celebrations and Father’s Day is no exception. One of the most popular community Father’s Day celebrations is a barbeque. Many times it is combined with fun outdoor activities like horseshoes, corn hole, croquet or shuffleboard. And to be sure, games of dominoes, Uno, bingo, gin rummy and bunko can always be found at the picnic tables. Getting residents, family members and the surrounding community together for food, fun and outdoor time is always a plus.

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, activities, senior gift ideas

Is It Time for Dementia Care? A 25 Step Checklist

Posted by Chris Sides

May 22, 2013 9:03:00 AM

The initial diagnosis is heartbreaking and you may not immediately be considering dementia care. But symptoms sneak up on you and your senior loved one. At first it is just the little things that they forget, but the configuration and chemistry of the brain suffering from dementia continue to diminish over time. Their ability to remember, understand and communicate decreases gradually. It can be hard to decide when someone who has ordinarily been independent and self-sufficient is suffering from dementia and should no longer live alone. Here are a few questions to help you determine if it is time for dementia care in an assisted living community.

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, dementia care

3 Things to Expect in Assisted Living Care in Georgia and Tennessee

Posted by Todd Barker

May 15, 2013 9:25:00 AM

They’re not getting around as well as they used to. You’re concerned about their medications and their safety. When the decision is made to research relocating a loved one to assisted living care in Georgia and Tennessee many questions arise. What are realistic expectations for families when that day arrives?

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Topics: georgia, Tennessee, assisted living, senior care, Enriching

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