Abe's Garden Community

Nashville, TN   |  http://www.abesgarden.org

Mission

To establish a replicable model for senior life that is focused on brain health, wellness and purposeful living.

Ruling year info

2008

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Chris Coelho

Main address

115 Woodmont Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37205 USA

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EIN

06-1818302

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

eimer's Disease Research (Hlz)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Residential Memory Care

The purpose-built courtyard and surrounding households at Abe's Garden feature evidence-based design and house 42 individuals. Daily life unfolds according to individual preferences, not predetermined schedules or care partner convenience, and residents have opportunities to participate in discussion groups and reading programs, and to work with music, art and dance therapists who will engage them in programming to support self-expression and interactions with others. Nationally recognized aging design professionals and lighting industry researchers contributed to our architecture, landscape and interior design. Created to encourage independence without creating stress or intentional distraction, features include three households, each featuring a distinct theme: Music & Movement, Connection to Nature, and Arts & Lifelong Learning. The kitchens and dining areas are the hub of each household, so residents can see, smell and participate in meal preparation.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Families

The Club at Abe's Garden offers program participants the same rich, engaging programming that our residents enjoy. The Club provides exceptional care to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families who live throughout Middle Tennessee. The Club offers flexibility for our participants through a variety of monthly membership plans designed to meet families' needs. You may register for five days per week (Monday through Friday), three days per week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), two days per week (Tuesday/Thursday), or drop-in (based upon availability) option. Early Arrival, Late Stay, Evening Program, and overnight offerings are available for an additional fee.

Population(s) Served

Opened in November 2017, the Abe's Garden Community Group is Middle Tennessee's first ongoing day program for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's and other dementias. With two groups meeting twice weekly, the Community group is a place for individuals with a diagnosis to socialize with others in a similar position to them, and to enjoy educational, artistic, and physical activities optimized for those in the early stages of dementia. Activities are guided by the members' interests, and currently members enjoy Spanish classes, tai chi, NIA Wise exercise classes, and participation in a hand bell choir. Members are already experiencing the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of the group, with some even regaining the ability to dance.

Population(s) Served

The pilot program of At Home with Abe’s Garden (AHAG) began in September 2018. It is a vital initiative as 87 percent of seniors wish to age in their current homes (AARP, 2014). The program shares innovative techniques, proven effective in an assisted living setting, with caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in private homes. Several local foundations are underwriting the program development and services to six eligible families during the pilot phase. Of these six families, three families will have income at or below the median for Davidson County, Tennessee.

Population(s) Served

Abe's Garden is committed to elevating care for individuals nationwide by researching, demonstrating and disseminating best practices in memory care. Community education efforts include access to a free booklet, How to Evaluate the Quality of Care for Persons with Dementia, which is available digitally through the Abe's Garden website or in print by contacting Kagan Jenkins at [email protected] Additionally, the organization has developed a series of free support videos for caregivers. Video topics include communicating, bathing, and reactive behaviors. For a full list of videos, and to view them for free, visit the Abe's Garden website or YouTube channel. Abe's Garden frequently hosts community groups and professionals from other organizations for campus tours and information sessions. These range from hour-long informational tours to day-long sessions focused in detail on specific aspects of the Abe's Garden model. For more information, please contact Beth Zeitlin at [email protected]

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Abe's Garden operates and shares a campus with Park Manor Senior Lifestyle Community. Housing independent and assisted living residents, Park Manor is a vibrant community with high quality facilities and a lively social calendar.

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Accreditations

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 2011

Awards

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We have received $7.4 million in contributions toward our goal of $9 million.

Low resident-to-caregiver ratio with innovative, evidence-based, continual quality improvement, staff training, programming and staffing models.

Abe's Garden seeks to establish a national model of residential and day care programs for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The goal of this community is to transform the continuum of care for those affected by Alzheimer's and other related dementias throughout the U.S. by providing an unprecedented level of care and comprehensive array of services for individuals currently suffering from these diseases. Equally important, it will be a site of research and training, setting a new standard for other programs and communities devoted to caring for our nation's rapidly expanding senior population.

We have received $7.4 million in contributions toward our goal of $9 million.

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Abe's Garden Community

Board of directors
as of 12/14/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Michael Shmerling

Clearbrook Holdings Corp

Term: 2018 - 2021

James Phillips

XMI

Charlotte Langford

Abe's Garden

Paula Lovell

Lovell Communications

Bernard Pargh

Community Volunteer

John Hassenfeld

The Write! Source

Chris Brown

Weidenbach-Brown Co., Inc.

Jim Daniell

Retired

Faith Ott

Sage Age Strategies

Donald Holmes

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Saurabh Sinha

emids

Steve Moran

Senior Housing Forum

Bill Purcell

Jones, Hawkins & Farmer, PLC

John Zeisel

I'm Still Here Foundation & Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Ryan Moses

Best Brands, Inc.

Kim Campbell

CareLiving.org

Phillip Billington

HCA Healthcare

Scott Burns

Woodmont Investment Counsel

Susan Foxman

Retired Attorney

Bob McKown

Bob Mckown & Company

Mary Kate Mouser

HCA Healthcare

Jayne Sallerson

Charter Senior Living

Katie Crumbo

Ron Corbin