elderly woman in wheelchair

WHAT IS PROBLEM ADAPTATION THERAPY?

By Health and Wellness

Problem Adaptation Therapy: A Breakthrough for Dementia Care Patients with Depression and Anxiety.

When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their days can be filled with anxiety, sadness and depression, which can lead to suffering and family disruption. Research shows that about a third of people with dementia also have depression, and that anxiety symptoms afflict roughly a quarter to half of the patients with dementia.

Moreover, many people with dementia who suffer from depression and anxiety are prescribed antidepressant medications as a first-line defense. Although data on psychiatric drug use is mixed, current research indicates that antidepressants don’t work well in seniors with dementia. Many also come with serious side effects such as disorientation and confusion, which can lead to falls and fractures.

Fortunately, there are effective new therapies for seniors with depression and anxiety to help them cope and find solace. One such treatment is Problem Adaptation Therapy.

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elderly couple outside playing with hose

WHY ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

By Senior Living Options

As you or your loved one research senior living communities, you’ll quickly discover that most stress their approach to wellness for living a healthier, longer life. You’ll hear a lot about opportunities for physical activities, proper nutrition, lifelong learning, programs and classes.

But did you know that environmental wellness for seniors is just as important? The environment in which you live and how it’s cared for contributes greatly to enriching your mind, body and soul.

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Opening up Our Community

By Community News

Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at Clarendale at Bellevue Place. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other.

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, Clarendale at Bellevue Place will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocol and restricting non-essential visitors. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. We’ll only begin to shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and local and state health departments. As the situation develops, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first —but to reiterate, we will not be modifying our precautionary measures at this time.

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying that hopeful spirit that Clarendale at Bellevue Place is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. For more information about COVID-19 and our response to COVID-19, go to https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.

elderly woman on laptop

WILL SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES FULLY ADOPT TELEHEALTH NURSING?

By Health and Wellness

A lot of smart people have been searching for ways to make top-quality medical care more accessible, have lower costs, reduce hospitalizations and ease the strain on the healthcare system. Now, thanks to telehealth, it’s virtually possible.

For senior living communities or seniors who are living in their own homes, especially in rural areas, there are many advantages of telehealth nursing for seniors.

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WHY WELLNESS MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF WELLNESS PROGRAMS IN SENIOR LIVING

By Health and Wellness

Great news: We’re living longer. In fact, for the first time in history, residents of high-, middle-, and low-income countries are likely to live to 60 years of age and beyond. Longevity is one of the greatest achievements of our time.

Time to thrive

But this success story is hollow if the quality of those extra years is compromised because of poor health or a loss of autonomy.

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Coronavirus Update

By Community News

After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community.

Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as:

  • Educating all staff and residents in social distancing guidelines
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and disinfecting common community areas
  • Implementing temporary visitor restrictions, including deliveries
  • Canceling on-site large group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing and executing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents and employees to reschedule travel plans and remain in our community
  • Deploying an updated visitor advisory for communities and to campus
  • Coordinating best practices across the broad, LCS partner network
  • Making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all employees

All future updates regarding the COVID-19 response, including visitor policies, social distancing guidelines, and prevention recommendations, can be found here. LCS has also opened a national hotline for information. Call 855-998-4934. For local information about our community, please use 615-271-5511.

Coronavirus Update

By Community News

Hello Clarendale at Bellevue Place community,

The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Clarendale at Bellevue Place is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.

We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.

Our community is:

  • -Continuing to follow the guidance from both the CDC and local health authorities
  • -Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitizing common community areas
  • -Encouraging a temporary reduction in visitation and deliveries
  • -Reducing on-site group social events and recreational activities
  • -Reviewing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • -Asking residents to communicate any travel plans
  • -Coordinating best practices and across our large partner network
  • -Making the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all residents

According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:

  • -Avoiding crowds and large social gatherings
  • -Regularly cleaning and disinfecting personal spaces
  • -Avoiding touching your face
  • -Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • -Stay in your residence if you are showing flu-like symptoms or are sick with respiratory illness, including fever, and coughing

These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.

Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:

Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
COVID-19 Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
What To Do If You Think You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

Ribbon Cutting – February 25, 2020

By Community News

Clarendale at Bellevue Place recently celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Approximately 165 guests attended the event on February 25, including the first residents and their families, professional partners, business leaders, Chamber of Commerce representatives and the community’s developer. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, drinks and speeches from staff and community leaders. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by the community’s first resident, Patsy.

Left to Right:

  1. Mike Heselbarth, Director of Operations Management, Life Care Services
  2. Brandon Bornstein, Executive Director, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  3. Gloria Hausser, Council Member District 22
  4. Patsy Williams, First Resident, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  5. Dan Coen, Resident, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  6. Amy Weishaar, Director of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies
  7. Dan Swift, Senior Investment Manager, LCS Real Estate

Coronavirus Update

By Community News

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.

Some of the actions we are addressing include:

  • Consistent updates and communication to those who live and work at the community.
  • Evidence-based precautions that align with guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • Reviewing emergency preparedness and response measures in the event that a virus impacts our community or the surrounding area.
  • Changes to our travel and visitation guidelines for all employees, partners and guests.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal health agencies to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to protect our community and mitigate risks of an outbreak.

We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please contact ClarendaleAtBellevuePlaceLIFE@clarendaleatbellevueplace.com or (615) 271-5511.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Tennessee State Health Department