Transportation Options for Older Adults in Nashville

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Recently I met with a lovely couple and they were imagining what life would be like when they could no longer safely drive a car. Needing assistance with transportation is one of the primary reasons people feel that they need to move to a retirement community or to make a major change in their lifestyles. We… Read more »

The Importance of Advance Directive Documents

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As you or your loved one ages, a conversation that must happen involves the matter of planning for end-of-life care. While it’s not a conversation that people look forward to, it’s important to understand their wishes before being faced with a decision when an emergency situation occurs. A large part of that conversation should focus… Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – Creating a Legacy

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Van Cluck has been a part of Blakeford at Green Hills since 2001 – first as the Chief Financial Officer and now as the President and CEO. He has seen the changes that have taken place in our community over the years but he’s also looking forward to continued innovation and integrity as Blakeford moves… Read more »

The Heart of Caregiving

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On the first Sunday of March, family, friends, and team members gathered at Blakeford to hear the reading of names and the ringing of a bell to honor and remember each of those residents who had passed in 2015. Ceremonies like these can be an important part of the healing process when one faces a loss. This… Read more »

Music & Memory: An Interview with Dan Cohen

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When the team at Blakeford at Green Hills was introduced to the non-profit program Music & Memory, we wanted to be a part of their mission – to bring personalized music into the lives of our residents, helping improve their quality of life. After our certification in the Spring of 2015, a small group of Blakeford team members… Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – Creating Community

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Blakeford has been committed to providing innovative and compassionate levels of service for 20 years since opening our doors in 1996. Board Chairman Luke Gregory talks about how that is even more true in 2016 and how Blakeford will continue to grow into the future.  

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – The Beginning of Blakeford

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Blakeford Counsel Chris Was has been with Blakeford since it was just an idea. Here he recalls the early days of the Nashville senior community known as Blakeford at Green Hills. The community set out to be the premier provider of senior living options and through the hard work of the board of directors, leadership,… Read more »

Technology: A Tool for Living Longer at Home

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Have you struggled keeping up with your children and grandchildren with the use of technology in your life? Do you wonder if technology is more a benefit than a curse? Do you question whether you are really better off with technology? If you’re asking these questions, you’re not alone. We all have these questions! The… Read more »

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Need Extra Help

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While their 84-year-old father recovered at a rehabilitation facility after landing in the hospital with symptoms of a mini-stroke, the Jones (not their real name) siblings took the opportunity to do some cleaning at his house. Opening the fridge, they were shocked to find layers of mold, hardened food and multiple jars of the same… Read more »