- Location: Jackson, TN
- Owner: Brookdale Senior Living
- Architect: Earl Swensson Associates
- Contractor: Hannah Constructors
- Construction Cost: $3.7 Million
A half an hour from the college my sons’ attend is an existing campus of Brookdale Senior Living.
As a part of a study period on an infill project to add memory care as a service on the campus, we completed a land survey of the campus. The land survey surprised the owner’s project manager showing there was a piece of land that had not been utilized by the facility yet that was available for a standalone memory care building. This is such a great example of the value of a complete boundary and topographic survey as a part of study phases. They cost a little more than the partial version, but they often provide valuable information to make better decisions during design. Senior care is something every family is touched by in one way or another. We feel so fortunate to work with companies that are at the forefront of their fields in caregiving. This couldn’t be truer than with Brookdale Senior Living. Headquartered 2 miles from our offices, BSL has over 1000 locations in nearly every state in the country. Its such a blessing to be able to support our local businesses and adhere to our model client type of national footprint, large campus facilities. We’re grateful to Earl Swensson for including us on their team for these projects.
”A local senior living community is investing $5.5 million to meet the growing need for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Jackson, TN. Brookdale Jackson Oaks has started construction of a new memory care wing that, once completed, will offer 24 apartments to serve individuals with various forms of dementia. The community held a ceremony to break ground for the project on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.https://www.brookdalenews.com/rising-needs-aging-prompt-55-million-senior-living-community-expansion-in-jackson-tenn.htm
More than 110,000 Tennesseans 65 or older live with Alzheimer’s. That number is expected to increase 44% by 2025. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the state. The new single-story memory care setting at Brookdale Jackson Oaks will offer Brookdale’s award-wining Clare Bridge program, which was created over 30 years ago and embraces the latest research in dementia care.
Brookdale associates in the Clare Bridge program are trained in the concept of generating daily moments of success and take a person-centered approach to care, focusing on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while preserving each resident’s identity and sense of self.