Author: Blakeford

Looking for Aging at Home Programs at Blakeford & Need Help?

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When looking for independent living programs and services for seniors, it can be a challenge to determine what is right for each individual. Often we hear that someone isn’t certain whether to continue living at home or to move to gain access to the services needed. At Blakeford, we offer many options for senior living… Read more »

Advantages of Nonprofit Senior Living Communities

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In your search for a senior living community, either for yourself or a loved one, you may have noticed that some communities operate as nonprofits, while others are for-profit. You’ve probably also wondered what the difference is. While both communities need revenue to survive, the two differ in several key areas: mission, financial support, charitable… Read more »

Gardens Help Seniors Thrive in Every Season

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For seniors in our LiveWell by Blakeford program, even a small garden provides plenty of benefits beyond the beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables you’ll cultivate. Digging in the dirt, breathing fresh air, and getting moving are just a few ways your garden will help you thrive. Here’s how: Healthy exercise that promotes strength, mobility Gardening… Read more »

Tips to Make Your Nashville Senior Apartment Feel Like Home

Whether you’re new to senior living or have enjoyed this lifestyle for years, there are plenty of ways to decorate and furnish your space to maximize its utility and make it feel more like home. Bring in family photos Decorating with family photos will give your apartment a ‘lived in’ feel. Combine old photos with… Read more »

Spring Activities for Seniors in Nashville, TN

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Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the world is coming alive. Spring has arrived and for Seniors in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area, the season brings new opportunities to connect, grow and make memories. Longer days and warmer nights usher in events all over the region and at home at Blakeford. Join the… Read more »

The Senior’s Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of Home Maintenance 

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As you age, certain tasks become more difficult and cause more risk. Yet, caring for your home can be energizing and purposeful. Choose projects carefully to protect your safety and continue to emotionally invest in your property. When you decide to focus on low-risk areas and delegate more difficult tasks to family or contractors, your… Read more »

Continuing Care at Home Programs Allow You to Maintain Control

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Originally published by Amanda Young In the midst of this global pandemic, adults who are 50 and older may consider or reconsider how they will plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. The majority of people want to remain in their own homes and maintain control of their lives and future health care… Read more »

Checklist for Touring a Senior Living Community

Choosing the right Senior Living Community takes significant time. It also demands in-depth research. And most of all, choosing the right Senior Living Community requires a visit. No two communities are the same and you can’t make a decision confidently without touring the property and meeting the staff. You need the time and space of… Read more »

10 Reasons to Consider LiveWell By Blakeford

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Most adults say they want to remain at home as they age. Some will will change their minds and transition to a Senior Living Residence with satisfaction. But for those who want to age-in-place, Blakeford offers LiveWell By Blakeford. LiveWell is a program for healthy, independent adults who want to live at home while they… Read more »

Preparing to Age in Place

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  Many Seniors wish to remain in their homes as they age. Aging in place is a stronger possibility with the right preparations. Read on for how to plan for Aging in Place successfully. “Aging in place” refers to the choice Older Adults make to remain in their homes and communities rather than transition to… Read more »