A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & You’re Invited!

Great Smoky Mountains National ParkOur newest location is opening! Wellspring Senior Living at Sevierville, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is cutting the ribbon and opening our doors wide to welcome the Sevierville community. Do join us!

“Honoring God through service to seniors . . . ″

Landscaped with plants native to the foothills and appointed with deluxe architectural details, Wellspring at Sevierville offers four floor plans ranging from 264 to 370 square feet. Resident units have complimentary electrical and gas utilities. Amenities offered to all Wellspring residents include:

  • dedicated and trained caregivers 24 hours a day
  • licensed nursing staff
  • emergency response system
  • medication management services
  • wellness program
  • pharmacy services
  • beautician and barber services
  • housekeeping/linen/laundry services
  • full-time maintenance and safety staff
  • culinary-trained chef.

Wellspring’s all-inclusive monthly rate structure provides an affordable pricing option.

Wellspring Senior Living at Sevierville is located just off Middle Creek Road, less than a mile from LeConte Medical Center, one of East Tennessee’s newest state-of-the-art hospitals.

For more information see www.wellspringseniorliving.com or call 865.365.4360.

photo credit: Capt Kodak via photopin cc

Designed for Memory Care

Individualized care in a thoughtfully designed environment can improve residents’ lives in ways that can be measured: fewer injuries, less medications required, less sleep disturbances and less wandering.

From the beginning Wellspring Senior Living, in both Powell and Sevierville, was designed to be home—to be “environment as medicine” for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

“Home is more than a place. It is as much a way of being as it is a location.”                                              

                  —Margaret Calkins, I.D.E.A.S, Inc.  

Daniel and Kendel Levy of DKLEVY, who provided architectural and interior design services for Wellspring, have created a place for community living within a home environment. Daniel explains that “each space is designed to provide a familiar and enriched, comfortable experience from the vaulted ceiling in the spacious dining room to the intimate gardens.” A balance of private and community space “encourages family interactions and activities,” all the while focusing on the abilities and needs of residents.

Kendel continued this focus in detail throughout the interior by carefully planning “to assist residents both physically and psychologically.”

A Therapeutic and Safe Space

The Wellspring building wraps around a protected outdoor space, helping residents feel less trapped and more open to natural rhythms of nature, day and night. Safe, efficient and flexible indoor space helps staff provide better care and services.

Daniel designed the overall layout, with a single central corridor, to encourage movement. (See floor plan below.) The corridor creates an indoor path, which residents can walk or wheel along without fear of getting lost or feeling anxious about which way to go. Care stations have a clear view of the corridor, should residents need help. The circular path always leads back to familiar community areas and to each resident’s room identified by personal photos and memorabilia that say “welcome home.”

 The Wellspring layout provides space for several activities at the same time. This enables staff to tailor both indoor and outdoor activities for varying levels of cognitive ability.
The Wellspring layout provides space for several activities at the same time. This enables staff to tailor both indoor and outdoor activities for varying levels of cognitive ability.

Other design features include one-level access from a covered entry, natural light and open views, no elevated thresholds, arthritis-friendly door handles, latch-free closet doors, build-in furniture for resident rooms, handrails along the corridor, bathroom pocket doors, ADA-approved showers with fold-down seats, and auto-controlled thermostats to protect residents from setting room temperatures that are not safe. Bathrooms are easily visible from anywhere in the resident’s room, reducing the confusion with space often created by dementia.

Interior Design, Fine Art and Memory Care

For the Wellspring interior, Kendel chose a transitional style “to incorporate the comforts of home.” We worked “to provide comfortable, relaxed environments for each resident’s need,” she explains, “whether it is a quiet space for reprieve or a relaxed area to meet and socialize with others.”

The focus is on “soft, calming colors” to “sooth residents and help quell aggression or negative thoughts,” Kendel explains. There is a pleasant contrast between walls and floors for safety. Furniture in community areas is stable and sturdy. As much as possible, electrical outlets are concealed. Accessories were chosen to partner with memory care.

Along the Wellspring corridor, Kendel created an art gallery featuring works by local photographer Paul Hassell. “This is one of the more meaningful projects I’ve been invited into in a while,” Paul says. His exquisite nature photographs are a rich visual experience for residents and their guests. Also, they are grouped to encourage cognitive activity as they stimulate observation, invite comparison, and open windows to the past.

The photographs below are examples from the Wellspring collection of Paul’s work. Each row is a group of three images. Give cognitive activity a try! Look at the photographs one row at a time. Ask: How are these three images alike? How are they different? What do they remind me of? To view larger images, click on the first photograph, then “start.”

Photographs: Copyright Paul Hassell / LightFinds.us

DKLEVY Architecture and Design / dklevydesign.com

We invite you to visit the gallery . . . see the design features . . . and feel the environment of Wellspring. Come by for a tour! Call 865.362.5398 – Powell or 865.365.4360 – Sevierville.

Holiday Greetings from Wellspring!

 

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“May the gifts we share this season be a reminder of God’s precious gift to us. May your Christmas be filled with His love.” 
Jody Daugherty      Executive Director      Wellspring Senior Living of West Knoxville

 

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We send our hope for abundant blessings to you and those you love.”
Sara Horne     Executive Director   ♦   Wellspring Senior Living at Powell

 

“Holiday greetings! What an exciting time of the year! Not only are we celebrating the birth of Christ, we’re celebrating the soon-to-open Wellspring facility in Sevierville. We can’t wait to see everyone as we begin a new year!” 
Pamela Morgan, ED   ♦   Executive Director   ♦   Wellspring Senior Living of Sevierville

 

Share the holidays with seniors!

Wellspring Receives Readers’ Choice Award

 East Tennessee—2013

Wellspring Senior Living is pleased to have received the Knoxville News Sentinel’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for Senior Living Facility.

More than 75,000 votes were cast in the annual survey of businesses located in East Tennessee, including Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. Winners are the businesses who received the most votes by Knoxville News Sentinel readers.

“Thank you to everyone who supported us with your vote!” 

Join Our “Dusty Shoes” Tour in Sevierville

Construction is well underway for Wellspring Senior Living at Sevierville, and community interest is high. So, we’re opening our doors for a “dusty shoes” tour! 

“Because we’ve had such a large volume of inquiries, we though it was important to introduce Wellspring to Sevierville residents even before construction is complete,” said Skip Wheeler, Wellspring Community Relations Director.

WHEN? Friday, December 20, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM

WHERE? 1102 Medical Park Court—just off Middle Creek Road near LeConte Medical Center

Because the flooring is not complete, plan to wear sturdy, flat shoes for the tour. Refreshments will be served, and you will have ample time to ask questions.

Learn more about the facility, memory care through community, SimpleC Companion, floor plans and natural landscaping designed for the site. Visit www.wellspringseniorliving.com or call 865.365.4360.

Photo by Cap Stewart