South High Senior Living
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Life at South High Senior Living starts with a vibrant, welcoming and warm environment that is coupled with exceptional, personalized and supportive care for Assisted Living and Memory Care here in South Knoxville, Tennessee.
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September 09, 2020
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Questions about South High Senior Living
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
State required training via Relias, our online learning management system, dementia specific topics are presented at monthly all-staff mandatory meetings, as well as the opportunity to attend seminars and symposiums locally in Knoxville.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at South High Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
South High Senior Living accepts residents at the age of 62 or older. Residents at South High enjoy a full calendar of vibrant activities that showcase their unique personalities and likes!
What programs or activities does South High Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Vibrant Life is an exciting array of exciting, fun, thoughtful activities and adventures built to entertain and allow residents to thrive! Lots of parties, entertainers, educational opportunities, and trips!
What places are near South High Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Shopping, doctors, hospitals, parks, churches, downtown Knoxville.
What transportation services does South High Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
Scheduled trips on passenger bus to medical appointments, shopping, entertainment.
What makes the chef or dining program at South High Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our dining program, Elevate, creates meaningful connections through cuisine! Our meals and recipes are designed to be resident-centered and we create them based on resident traditions, memories, and personal preferences. We offer 3 resident meals, snacks, and an always-available menu!
What safety features or security measures does South High Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
We have an Emergency Call System in place for residents that includes pull cords the apartments, as well as pendants, that can be pushed to alert staff. We have 24-hour caregivers and nurses on site 7 days per week, as well. In addition to our on-site care staff, South High partners with a nursing consulting firm that is always available for an extra layer of guidance and safety.
How does South High Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We believe it is an honor and privilege to care for senior loved ones. We want a partnership in which we meet often to discuss care plans, socialization, etc., so that every resident has the best possible outcome and experience. We invite our families to themed dinners and socials and send out info and announcements via an email list. Families are always welcome! Additionally, families can download our Vibrant Life App and stay connected throughout the day about activities and receive pictures of their loved ones.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at South High Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
This will depend on our census and level of acuity at any time, however, we will ensure ample staffing 24 hours per day, to include a full compliment of department directors. At full capacity our standard ratio is 12:1 with two Directors of Nursing.
If South High Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do accept pets. We have plenty of green space on the property to walk and exercise pets. We do require a pet damage deposit and current vet records to be kept on file. There are weight and breed restrictions.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
We use a learning management system called Relias in which staff is required to complete state required annual CEUs. In addition, they receive training on various senior care related topics, policies and procedures at monthly all-staff meetings, which are mandatory.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We will maintain a 1:8 staff to resident ratio or better 24 hours per day.
What safety features or security measures does South High Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?
We have a secured Generations Memory Care Program that offers both private and semi-private apartments.
What programs or activities does South High Senior Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
A special, tailor-made Vibrant Life program is offered for all residents in our Generations Memory Care Program. The activities are resident centered and designed to engage them in all of their memories and abilities to be purposeful and experiences each day.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The Generations Memory Care Program Director. The assessment is completed prior to moving in, at time of move in, 30 days after move in, upon change in condition and/or quarterly thereafter.
What techniques does South High Senior Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Constant observation, prompting, cueing, re-direction and assistance by care staff during all meals.
How does South High Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Frequent scheduled care conferences and always open to discussions with families at any time.
Describe the neighborhood around South High Senior Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Residential but also close to downtown Knoxville.
Is South High Senior Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
No affiliation, but great referral partnership. UT Hospital is the closest to us.
Costs for South High Senior Living
Services and Amenities of South High Senior Living
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $4500/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $5200/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchenette
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Room Service For Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Coffee Shop
- Tv Room
- Garden And Patio
- Resident Parking
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Internet Enabled Rooms
- Medication Management
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Guest Parking
- Overnight Guests
- Resident Capacity: 74
About South High Senior Living
Originally a public high school, South High has since been restored and redesigned. The building was already laid out for residential use, with a cafeteria ready for transformation to the dining hall, and classrooms ideally situated to become apartments. We welcome you to visit the old high school for a trip down memory lane.
Our Assisted Living program is designed to encourage residents to live a vibrant life by connecting with the people and the community around them. We provide our residents with peace of mind knowing that we are available to help with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and transportation. We give our residents the best care possible in an enjoyable, welcoming atmosphere.
We believe deeply in providing personalized and tailored care for each of our residents. This is especially true for our residents who are living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. This is why we created Generations Memory Care. Our community requires our associates to complete certified extensive initial and on-going training to better support our resident individuals living with dementia. We emphasize techniques, teachable moments, and meaningful engagement by honoring the past, connecting with the present and inspiring the future of your loved one.
- Scheduled local transportation – get around town safely and conveniently
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry service – we take care of the cleaning, so you can enjoy life
- Resident-centered care tailored to your specific needs – your individual experience is our No. 1 priority
- Caring, passionate staff available around the clock – peace of mind knowing that someone is always close by
- Emergency response system – we take your safety very seriously
- Lavish, resident-inspired social calendar featuring leisure, educational and social activities through our Vibrant Life® program – Be Vibrant. Be You.
- Casual, restaurant-style dining for residents, staff and guests – delicious and nutritious cuisine
- Salon and spa – no need to venture far for beauty and personal care
- Piano lounge
- Pet-friendly – furry friends are welcome