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Abe’s Garden at Home

Nashville’s In-Home Care & Engagement Provider

Everyone has different needs as they age. That’s why Abe’s Garden at Home has a customized approach to in-home care and engagement for Nashville-area seniors who need a little support to remain independent at home.

A Unique Approach

Our at-home care partners receive special training that helps them uncover each person’s unique needs, abilities and interests. Once they understand needs, they create personalized opportunities designed to enhance the quality of life through support with self-care tasks and mind and body wellness activities … all while providing respite for family caregivers.

Personalized Services in the Comfort of Home

With a goal of helping families remain in the place they most want to be – at home – Abe’s Garden at Home assists older adults with engagement and with the activities of daily living. Our at-home services are often an alternative to an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility. Our services include assistance with:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Personal hygiene and dental care
  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Mobility/transfer support
  • Shopping, medical appointments and errands
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Supervision

Mind-Body Wellness Support

Abe’s Garden at Home also offers participants and families training, tools and services that focus on keeping both minds and bodies active. From reading to exercise to art and puzzles, our experienced home engagement coordinators help boost daily engagement by providing personalized activities based on a person’s interests and abilities.

Road Trips

There’s nothing like a trip to a Nashville museum, music venue or restaurant to boost the spirit and engage the mind. So, our engagement coordinators also provide support outside of the home. Whether it’s accompanying families on outings or taking a participant on a nature walk or to visit a favorite local establishment, we are available to help plan or arrange an outing. This not only engages the participants but also provides family caregivers with much-appreciated downtime to relax or accomplish non-caregiving tasks.

HOME 4 CARE® Engagement

Abe’s Garden at Home participants have exclusive access to HOME 4 CARE®– an app specifically designed by the Hearthstone Institute’s research team to improve the quality of life of those living with dementia. We provide pre-loaded tablets that include a large range of engagement activities including an online book club, virtual art gallery, category sorting, word games, chair yoga and meditation. This valuable tool can be used even when the Abe’s Garden at Home team is not present.

Family caregivers are provided a HOME 4 CARE®-enabled tablet and are properly trained to use it any time with their loved one.

Safety Assessment and Recommendations

As part of the new-participant process, a team member will conduct an in-home evaluation, which includes recommendations for modifications that may help increase the environment’s safety and prolong the participant’s ability to remain at home.

Our team: Qualified, Experienced, Compassionate

Our team training includes learning evidence-based best practices and Hearthstone Institute’s I’m Still Here® approach. Our team shadows the highly skilled Abe’s Garden Community care partners, and they participate in a week-long orientation, as well as monthly in-services and weekly team huddles. Prior to employment, all team members must pass a background check and drug test.

Get in Touch with our Team

Kylie Stratton, Senior Director, Home Care kstratton@abesgarden.org 629.800.5295

Judy Shmerling Given, Senior Director, Campus Development jgiven@abesgarden.org 615.733.2682

Q: Who qualifies for at-home care?

A: The Abe’s Garden at Home team will provide a complimentary in-home assessment to design a personalized plan prior to any commitment. There is no obligation and no contract required to participate in the Abe’s Garden at Home program.

Q: Who benefits from at-home care?

A: It’s often the family who recognizes the signs that a loved one may need help with daily living tasks. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your loved one must move to an assisted living or a nursing home, but it could be a sign that they require some extra help. If they insist “everything is fine,” how do you know if they need support in their home? Here are some signs:

  • Diagnosis of dementia or early onset Alzheimer’s disease
  • Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
  • Missing important appointments
  • Forgetting to take medications or taking more than the prescribed dosage
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Noticeable decline in grooming habits
  • Trouble getting up from a seated position
  • Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
  • Forgetfulness
  • Infrequent showering and bathing
  • Clutter and dirty laundry piling up
  • Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
  • Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
  • Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away
  • Poor diet or weight loss
  • Lack of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  • Unexplained dents and scratches on their car

Q: What is the minimum/ maximum hourly requirement?

A: Abe’s Garden at Home services are available 24/7 with flexible scheduling and no weekly minimum. At least four hours of service are required for each day of participation.

Q: Does Medicare or insurance cover costs?

A: Abe’s Garden at Home is a bonded Licensed Personal Support Services Agency. Our services are not covered by Medicare but may be covered by private long-term care insurance policies.