Abe’s Garden Community

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

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Advancing Wellness.
Changing Lives.

The Abe’s Garden Community is a senior lifestyle community and home care provider with an intent focus on promoting and maximizing evidence-based approaches to mind and body health. This person-directed care is provided wherever the resident or program participant resides and wherever they and their family are on their journeys.

Enhancing Daily Life
Through Proven Best Practices

Throughout all Abe’s Garden Community lifestyles and care models, decades of research in senior engagement and wellness best practices are incorporated into daily life.

Two Industry Leaders.
One Powerful Vision.

The Education and Advisory Division of world-renowned memory care and engagement consultancy Hearthstone Institute have merged into Nashville-based nonprofit organization and internationally recognized senior living provider Abe’s Garden Community.

Now, Hearthstone Institute at Abe’s Garden (HIAG) can make industrywide advancements by training other senior living providers on brain health and memory support best practices while also offering valuable caregiving education and engagement tools to families living their dementia journey.

Simply put, the merger will provide significant advancements in the delivery of care and quality of life for people living with dementia and those who care for and about them.

Our Services

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Independent Living

A wellness-focused standard of living in beautiful surroundings

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Assisted Living

Personalized support that promotes dignity, health and fulfillment

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Memory Support

A residential center of excellence for those living with dementia

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Abe's Garden at Home

Individualized personal support in your home

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Abe's Garden Club

A membership program designed for individuals living with dementia at home who benefit from best-practice engagement programs

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Abe’s Garden Community Group (AGCG)

A specialized small group benefitting people with early-stage dementia, where peer support, learning and socialization play a prominent roles

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Created with Purpose

Abe’s Garden Community was founded in honor of Abram “Abe” Shmerling, MD, whose Alzheimer’s diagnosis caused his family to recognize – and want to address – the need for a memory care community that improves the quality of dementia care. Abe remains the inspiration behind everything we do, as we expand our brain health approach to reach more seniors on and off campus.