March 2014

Special Offer: A New Move-in Discount For The Meadows and Heartland

Discount bannerFor a limited time The Meadows and Heartland are offering a $250 discount to new nursing care residents. Simply mention that you saw this offer in our Lakeshore Senior Community newsletter to take advantage of this opportunity.

For information about this and additional discounts, please ask your Admissions Coordinator at either facility. For tours and more information contact Rhonda Furlough at The Meadows (615-646-4466) or Emily Zapton at Heartland (615-885-2320).

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Is Our Independent Housing for You?

sr-communityThe residents of Harpeth Meadows in Bellevue and Heartland Pointe in Donelson have chosen an independent but carefree housing option. Independent housing allows for a normal active lifestyle without the worries of everyday upkeep of their home. Exterior home maintenance and repairs, lawn care, access to recreational activities and a clubhouse, a 24-hour emergency call system and an option to have meals in our main facilities give residents peace of mind and a busy social schedule.

Homes are available now at The Meadows

Come be a part of the Harpeth Meadows community! We currently have several homes ready for occupancy in both two and three bedroom models. Check our Lakeshore Senior Communities website for floor plans of The Ferndale, Applegate, Elmwood and Beechgrove models.

The quiet, safe neighborhood homes have a variety of floor plans available in two and three bedroom models. All homes feature high-quality interior finishes including solid oak cabinetry and crown-molding, attached garages with electric door openers, private patios and full-landscaping. All homes are equipped with emergency call systems and designed with Seniors in mind. For more information on the Harpeth Meadows community, contact Larry Stinson at 615-662-3281.

607 Birch Glen Court

Elmwood floor plan with 2 bedrooms/2baths, covered and screened patio with 1 car attached garage. Also includes fireplace and custom bookcase unit. This remodeled home is available for immediate occupancy.

368 White Oak Lane

Ferndale floor plan with 3 bedrooms/2baths, covered patio with 2 car attached garage. This home also includes a fireplace. This remodeled home is available for immediate occupancy.

103 Sweet Gum Circle

Beechgrove floor plan with 3 bedrooms/2baths, 1 car garage, custom bookcase unit and fireplace.

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Eight Things You Need to Know about Skilled Rehab

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After hospitalization, patients may be released to a skilled rehabilitation facility. Skilled rehab is post-hospital care that helps individuals transition back to their home after strokes, traumatic injury, hip and knee fractures, or surgery. Skilled rehab care is ordered by your physician but there are important considerations for you. The care you received in rehab plays the biggest role in getting you back to your life.

  1. Tell Your Doctor Ahead of Time which facility you want to go to. Physicians want your time in rehab to be comfortable and meet you needs.
  2. Location is important for family. If you live on the west side of town, The Meadows is a convenient location.
  3. A Christian, home-like environment adds a special dimension to your comfort and recovery. The Meadows has residential style skilled units with amenities like flat screen TVs, WiFi, laundry and housekeeping services, well-planned home cooked meals and weekly Christian activities. All prayers, hugs and smiles are free.
  4. Proper Rehab Equipment for your condition is important. Are the physical therapists in rehab experienced with the latest in therapy techniques? The Meadows is one of the first skilled nursing facilities in Middle Tennessee to have the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, ideal for patients recovering from neurologic and orthopedic-related injuries.
  5. Comprehensive Services are important to meeting individual needs. The Meadows provides a strong interdisciplinary approach with a full range of  services. In addition to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, The Meadows provides specialized skin and wound care, pain management, cognitive/perceptual retraining and vital stimulations.
  6. Make sure you have selected a Medicare-certified facility. For a skilled rehab or nursing stay to be covered by Medicare, you must select a facility like The Meadows which is certified by Medicare. If Medicare is your primary payer source, you are given up to 100 days if medically necessary. You have to be showing improvement in order for Medicare to continue to cover payment within that 100-day benefit period.
  7. Look for a highly rated facility. Medicare has a one-to-five star rating system for Medicare-certified facilities. Five stars represents the highest designation given for health inspection, staffing and quality measures. The Meadows is proud to have a five star rating.
  8. Experience in skilled nursing care is vital to any rehab facility. Lakeshore Senior Communities have been providing services for more than 60 years. Our staff are experienced professionals committed to our facility with some of the lowest turnover of any facility in the area.

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Moving is a Leap of Faith

JAM_0830Moving is a leap of faith.

Faith is exhibited everyday. We have faith that our chair will hold us. We have faith that our car will transport us. We have faith that an airline will take us safely to our destination.

But what about moving? What about taking the steps necessary to ensure that we are in a safe environment and have the resources and care we need. Many times our faith fails us when we need it most.

Israel experienced that same lack of faith. They forgot the weight of their burdens in Egypt and forgot that God had rescued them, fed them, and was leading them to a new place that was better for them.

“The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”  Exodus 16: 1-3.

Why was Israel fearful?  They feared the unknown. They feared change. They feared the future. But we have to remember that the same God that brought us to this point will be faithful to carry us forward. We have to learn to truly rely on an invisible, spiritual God, and not to trust in physical things like homes and possessions that burden us. We have to remember that the Lord is leading us to a new land he has prepared for us.

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