Alzheimer's care facility coming

October 3, 2016

Herald-Citizen, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 

Cookeville’s first primary Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility has officially broken ground.

Bailey Manor, a 20,500 square-foot, single-story assisted living facility, is slated to be complete next spring.

“We are thrilled everyone has been so welcoming and we have had such positive feedback from the community about what we are doing here with Bailey Manor,” Cherie Rice, Bailey Manor community relations director, said.

The facility will feature 28 bedrooms, a 2,400 square-foot living room with fireplace and coffered ceilings, dining room, commercial kitchen, beauty shop and rehabilitation room. There will also be a state-of-the-art security system with keypad access control for entering and exiting.

The building is designed to have a residential mood with an open floor plan to give residents the sense they are living at home. The hallways will be easily navigated and there will be easy access to outdoor spaces and common areas to promote social interaction. A secured 8,100 square-foot exterior courtyard will also be on the backside of the facility.

Residential rooms will feature individual restrooms, carpet and at least one window to allow natural lighting, and four two-bedroom units will also be available to accomodate residents who wish to have a roommate.

Services include individual life service plans, specially designed programs and activities, long-term care, respite care and adult daycare services, 24-hour care by licensed staff, 24 hour, seven day a week in-house nurse, medication management, physical and occupational therapy services, physical and mental exercises, emotional and mental health support and hydration program. There is also an on-site beauty and barber shop, daily laundry service, daily housekeeping and linen service and 24-hour visitaton.

J&S Construction Co. is building the facility, which is the fourth one in the state. It is a family-owned company that specializes and caters only to Alzehimer’s and dementia care with existing facilities in Manchester, Winchester and Fayetteville.

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