Receive Care in the Comfort of Your Home
Following the example set by Dr. May Cravath Wharton, home healthcare visits remain vital to the Uplands Village way of life. While our home health staff doesn’t make house calls on horseback as Dr. May once did, the idea of providing care within the home setting continues to be the norm here.
Home healthcare services are available to all Uplands Village independent living resident members and are covered by a monthly service fee. This service is truly unique to the Uplands Village way of life, and not offered at many other 55 plus communities in Tennessee. Home healthcare services are fully funded through our community and are not billed to Medicare or insurance.
Available to Our Independent Living Residents
Our home healthcare includes around-the-clock care provided as needed in the comfort of one’s home. Our home care staff includes certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who offer routine care five days a week. Emergency calls are answered 24/7, and a weekly health clinic is open to all of our resident members.
Resident Members Enjoy Home Healthcare Services Such As:
- Nurse on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Monitoring vital signs and weight
- Assessment of acute episodes (such as colds or sore throats)
- Weekly, biweekly and/or monthly medication education, setup, and reminders
- Nurse assessment and assistance with setting up in-home or outpatient physical, occupational, or speech therapies
- Follow-up visits after inpatient rehabilitation stays
- Skin and wound care assessments and treatment
- Home safety assessments
- Nutritional support and monitoring by a registered dietitian
- Meal delivery (additional costs apply)
Uplands Village also works with care partners who can provide in-home services for additional fees. These include assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing and grooming (can be scheduled daily or as needed), housekeeping, laundry services, and in-home meal preparation.
Age in Place with Uplands Village Home Health
There are many benefits to home healthcare at our retirement living community. In-home care services allow our independent living residents to actively age in place, which means they can own homes longer. For many older adults, this provides a higher level of control over their lives while respecting their feelings and need for independence.
At Uplands Village, trained medical professionals visit on a predetermined schedule to provide nursing care, medication management, diet and nutritional support, and companionship. Family members, especially those who live further away, can find peace of mind knowing that their loved one is content to be in their own space and has a reliable caregiver who routinely checks on their well-being.