This facility and the staff there have been a blessing in providing care for my 85 year old Mother. The facility itself is clean and very well managed. As a local community resident I have enjoyed the advantage of "surprise" visits which I believe gives us a very clear perspective to the type of care typically being provided.
Although this is not a brand new facility, it is well maintained and most importantly to us, it is always clean and most always bustling with resident activities.
The staff in general are very knowledgeable and clearly aware of any issues which may be specific to an individual resident. This facility provides a variation of professional staff which includes both RN's and CNA's, as well as on staff Dr's and local MD's who visit their patients regularly and appear to be very well informed as to the resident's ongoing health concerns.
We visit often and have often witnessed meal times in which a very impressive menu in provided throughout the facility and the food is prepared much in a "home cooked" manner.
In a "long term care" setting, mental status is very important and has been the focus of much of our concern. The staff has always proven to be very compassionate and caring and truly concerned with the happiness and comfort of our Mother and have often gone that extra mile just to assure that she remains comforted and relaxed. They also have been very quick to inform us of any issues involving our Mom and providing solutions to any problems which may arise at any time, day or night.
We have experienced nursing homes with inferior levels of care and would like to recommend this facility to anyone who is in need of elder care. All in all, we have been very satisfied with LifeCare Center of Athens Tennessee.