Seniors are right at home in Franklin, Tenn., where families have access to a diverse mix of independent and long-term care options. Leading the way is Tennessee-based National HealthCare Corporation, which operates 130 affiliated HealthCare centers and homecare offices nationwide.
NHC Healthcare - Franklin
Seniors with varying levels of disabilities receive extended-stay nursing care at NHC Healthcare - Franklin. In 2010, the 80-bed facility received a five out of five overall rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, ranking it much above average based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
NHC Place Cool Springs
Minutes away, NHC Place Cool Springs offers the county's first assisted living and multispecialty health center on a single campus. Elegant apartments house seniors with varying levels of independence in the hotel-like assisted living center. Amenities include a restaurant-style dining room, media room, wellness clinic, spa and rehab center.
In 2011, NHC Place Cool Springs unveiled 26 new apartments for dementia care. Individuals with moderate dementia or Alzheimer's transition to Aspen Arbors Memory Care, a secure residence staffed with Alzheimer's trained staff. As memory loss increases, guests transition to The Courtyard, a secure memory care unit within The Health Center. The center boasts five specialty wings of care and 117 private and semi-private rooms.
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