Tag: continuing care

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 »

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 »

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 »

Celebrating 20 Years Through Photos

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It would be impossible to post 20 years of worth of photos. They number into the hundreds. Throughout the year, we will post as many as we are able but, to start, we’ve compiled a sampling of photos in this video. We hope you enjoy!

It Was 20 Years Ago Today . . .

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! With the simple flip of a calendar page and the stroke of the second hand at midnight, we’ve gone from 2015 into a new and exciting year. For all of us at Blakeford, this New Year’s Day is particularly significant. You see, 20 years ago today the very first Blakeford residents… Read more »

Making the Decision to Move: My Mom’s Journey

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Several years ago, my mom made a decision that would change how she lived out the rest of her life. Following a lot of family discussions, research, and tears, she moved to an independent living community. My mom and dad raised my brothers and me in a small-ish (population: 29,000) southern town. Mom could drive… Read more »

The Power of the Word Belong

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Just one word. That’s all. A two-syllable word that describes the spirit of an entire community. Belong. When our leadership team heard this word while in the midst of a re-branding meeting, they grabbed on to it. It wasn’t about marketing though. It was what we already knew about Blakeford. People feel they belong here…. Read more »

Creating a Spirit of Belonging: Our Nursing Team

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In a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Blakeford at Green Hills, we provide a variety of care and services to our residents from independent living to long-term care. As part of our continuum, we rely on the experience, knowledge, and compassion of the nursing team. They are a special group of people who understand the value… Read more »

A Look Back and a Glance Toward the New Year

Ever noticed how you just get used to dating things correctly and suddenly it’s time to change again? Can it really be the end of 2014 already? Well, in just a very few days we will indeed tear off that last page of the calendar and welcome 2015 with all the promise of the new year that… Read more »

Procative, Not Reactive: Planning for the Future (Part 2)

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This is the second part of a two-part post. Click here for part one.   The next step in the planning process is to make sure all decisions about housing and supportive care are in place. The most important question to ask is:  What is the ultimate goal when implementing a plan? Some seniors are… Read more »