October 2013

October Devotional – New Beginnings


So often we associate beginnings with the young – the first day of school, graduations, weddings, new homes, new babies and new careers.   But we see new beginnings at The Meadows and Heartland every week as new residents join us.

Truly every day is a new beginning for each of us, just as the adage says, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

For those of us who are Christians, we can rejoice in the fact that our journey of faith is made up daily of new beginnings, no matter what our age, no matter what our past, or our transgressions.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This journey of faith requires that I look to the word of God as my roadmap and my light.

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105

And our daily response to Christ, the response that can lead to peace and joy, is evidenced not by the faith we claim but by how we love others.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

Prayer:   God of love and life, from the beginning and in all our beginnings You strengthen us by Your presence, encourage us by memories of past blessings, and sustain us with love that never lets us go. All glory and praise be to You. Amen.

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Events and Info

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Keep up with the activities at The Meadows and Heartland by “liking us” on Facebook.  Each month, we will have a drawing for a free $25 gift card or donate $25 to the Alzheimer’s Association in your name.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join the Lakeshore Team on Saturday, October 19, at 9 am, as we join hundreds of others as we walk around the Nashville Public Square to draw attention to the need to end Alzheimer’s.  Click here for more information.

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Home Sweet Home

HomeSweetHomeMrs. Ann Whitley is truly one of our Lakeshore stars. She has been a well-loved resident of our Independent Homes Community and more recently at The Meadows. She also was one of our successful rehabilitation patients after she fell last winter and broke her hip. Her physical rehabilitation lasted several weeks in our rehab care. After rehab, she was able to resume her normal activities.

Her most recent fame comes from her participation in our recently produced television spot now airing on Newschannel 5. When we were recording interviews with several Lakeshore residents, we were invited to visit Mrs. Whitley in her room. As we were talking, we noticed the needlepoint sign on her wall. Mrs. Whitley was quick to tell us how The Meadows is her “Home Sweet Home”. She loves her friends at The Meadows and is often seen in the dining room having coffee with them.

The current television spot is now airing on Channel 5 during Talk of the Town and on Sunday mornings. We wanted everyone to know how much The Meadows and Heartland residents love their home.

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What is Skilled Rehab Care?

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Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Provided

Skilled rehab care is that special place between hospital and home.  Skilled rehab care is available at The Meadows for anyone needing special recovery care after a hospital stay.  Many of the patients needing rehab care come directly from the hospital following strokes, traumatic injury, hip and knee fractures, or surgery.  The specialized care is designed to aid patients who need additional care and rehabilitation before transitioning back to their home.

Inpatient rehab facilities are different from typical nursing care because of the rehabilitation available to patients so they can return to their normal life.  Daily rehabilitation assessments, therapy and certified nursing care help patients prepare to return home to their former levels of activity.

Here at The Meadows, physical, occupational and speech therapy are offered to help patients meet their recovery goals.

The Meadows provides post-hospital, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care for both resident and non-resident patients.  Comfortable private and semi-private rooms are available.

Skilled rehab care is ordered by your physician and is generally covered under private insurance or Medicare. For a skilled rehab or nursing stay to be covered by Medicare, you must have been admitted as an inpatient for three overnights in the last 30 days.  If Medicare is your primary payer source, you are given up to 100 days of benefit.

If you have questions or an upcoming need, please email Rhonda Furlough or phone her at 615-662-3214 for more information.

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