April 2015

Celebrating Our Residents

Untitled2Sunday, April 26 is Resident Appreciation Day at the Meadows

Join us this Sunday, April 26 for an Open House as we celebrate all of the wonderful residents at The Meadows and Harpeth Meadows. Refreshments will be served and we’ll have music from pianist Caleb Stock.  Make plans to join us on the Sun Porch from 2:00 – 4:00.  We hope to see you there! 



DSCF1187Heartland Celebration Held on Sunday, April 19

Friends, family and staff gathered on Sunday, April 19 to honor all of the residents who call Heartland and Heartland Pointe home. It was a delightful day for our guests to spend time visiting with loved one, sharing stories and enjoying delicious food provided by our dietary staff.



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Honoring Our Volunteers

FullSizeRender-1The Meadows hosted their annual Volunteer Luncheon on Friday, April 17 to honor the volunteers who give so graciously of their time and resources. This year’s luncheon featured special guest speaker Rudy Kalis, co-anchor of WSMV-4 Morning News Show.

Guests feasted on a delicious lunch while Rudy shared an inspiring and encouraging message. Rudy was very gracious to compliment The Meadows on the excellent Christian care his mom received while a resident here. A good time was had by all and our volunteers left feeling elevated and inspired.

Thanks to all who volunteer at both The Meadows and Heartland. Your impact is seen and felt everyday in our facilities.

“For God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)


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Orthopedic Rehab Program at The Meadows

Gait training physical therapyThe Meadows offers a specialized orthopedic rehab program for skilled nursing patients as well as those individuals needing outpatient rehabilitation.

Orthopedic rehab plays an important role for patients after joint replacement surgery as it helps them to regain strength, ability and function. However, it is just as important for patients recovering from illness, surgery, or a hospital stay or for those needing treatment for significant arthritis or acute orthopedic conditions such as lower back pain, hip, or wrist fractures.

The Meadows’ team of licensed therapists are educated and trained on the latest technology, surgical approaches, protocols, and precautions and take a comprehensive approach with each client to ensure an effective treatment plan. They in conjunction with the patient’s physician will design a rehabilitation and care plan customized specifically for the individual receiving care.

Rehab patients at The Meadows have the advantage of using the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill for rehabilitation therapy. This revolutionary equipment is perfect for people with lower body injuries, chronic pain, or neurological conditions that inhibit mobility. The Meadows is one of the few facilities in Nashville to offer this state-of-the art treadmill for physical therapy.

Program Overview

Our program is focused on the following areas to ensure the greatest possible success for each patient:

  • Medical Management
  • Pain Management
  • Education
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Discharge Preparation

The benefit of our programs is the individualized care and team approach, with all members focusing on their area of clinical expertise. By working together, they can implement a comprehensive plan of care that addresses the entire patient’s unique needs, resulting in optimal patient outcomes.

Please call for more information about our skilled nursing orthopedic rehab or outpatient therapy programs (615) 646-4466.

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Coloring: Rediscovering a Joy from Childhood

The Gorgeous Colouring Book for Grown-UpsDo you remember the excitement you felt as a child when you got a brand new coloring book and box of Crayola crayons? Skimming the book to find the perfect picture, deciding which shade of blue to color the sky and then being so determined to stay inside the lines! While it’s probably been years since many of you have colored, people all over the world are rediscovering this favorite childhood pastime.

Two of the 10 top-selling books on Amazon right now are coloring books for adults – Secret Garden and The Enchanted Forest, both by illustrator Johanna Basford. These coloring books, as well as many others hitting the market, contain highly detailed images of animals, gardens, and nature as well as ornate designs and patterns.

While this phenomenon has caught many by surprise – including publishers who’ve had to scramble to meet demand – research suggests that adults are turning to coloring as a way to release stress, boost creativity and even help improve sleep. According to psychologist, Gloria Martinez Ayala, “Coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not our worries. It also brings out our imagination and takes us back to childhood, a period in which we most certainly had a lot less stress.”

In addition to reducing stress for many busy adults, coloring has also been shown to provide many benefits to senior citizens. In addition to helping to promote memories and recognition in the brain, coloring also helps to promote joint health and flexibility. Choosing a picture, a color, and holding and maneuvering a crayon are excellent exercises that promote mobility and connectivity between the brain and fine motor movement.

So in addition to being fun, coloring is good for everyone – not just kids! If you’re searching for a new way to unwind or a looking for an activity for that special senior in your life, visit your local bookstore and pick up one of these new coloring books for adults and a box of crayons or colored pencils. Happy coloring!



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Friends in Faith Discount Program at The Meadows

15-JAM-1460 Web Banner L2 lfFor more than 60 years Lakeshore Senior Communities have served thousands of families by providing senior living and healthcare services to the elderly. As a Christian non-profit organization, our mission is to provide for the physical needs of our residents while attending to the spiritual well being of everyone we serve.

Because of our emphasis on Christian values and mission, we have established the Friends in Faith Discount Program available only to members of Bellevue area churches. For a limited time, The Meadows is offering a $500 per month discount for the six months of private pay residency in a semi-private nursing room (30 day minimum stay).

Located in the Nashville suburb of Bellevue, The Meadows is proud to offer the following services and amenities for the comfort and convenience of our residents:

  • On-site management and 24-hour licensed nursing staff
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
  • Medical Director and On-Call Specialists
  • Podiatrist, Optometrist, Dermatologist, Dentist, Psychiatric Services
  • Pharmacy services, including delivery and medication reviews
  • Delicious, specialized nutrition programs overseen by a Registered Dietician
  • Hair Salon & Barber Shop
  • Library
  • A robust activities calendar
  • Seasonal events for residents and families
  • Free scheduled transportation for appointments
  • Quarterly family care plan meetings and monthly family council meetings
  • On-site chapel with Sunday worship and weekly devotional services

If you know of an elderly person who could benefit from 24-hour care in a warm, Christian environment, call us today for additional information or to schedule a tour.

Greta Mullinax or Rhonda Furlough at (615) 646-4466.

By providing this discount, we hope to serve those who will benefit from the compassionate care of our professional staff and enjoy being a part of a community where we strive to have Christ at the center of all we do.

This offer is available for a limited time and is subject to approval by Lakeshore Senior Communities Administration. To receive the Friends in Faith discount, an application with a recommendation by an authorized church leader must be submitted. This offer is applicable to new admissions only and is not retroactive. Current residents are not eligible for this discount.


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