Laundry: A never-ending story

As the largest provider of skilled nursing care in Knoxville, Hillcrest Healthcare cares for hundreds of patients across three communities. Each day, a team of 10 associates works behind the scenes to keep up with the enormous amount of laundry produced at the three locations. The laundry operation is led by laundry director Teri Deisher. She joined the Hillcrest Healthcare … Read More

It takes a village: working with partners for successful patient outcomes

At Hillcrest Healthcare, we strive every day to live our mantra that everyone matters, and we respect and celebrate the lives of those we serve. We recently welcomed a patient to our Beverly Park Place community after working with several partners for months to secure her long-term care. Her story shows the goodness of people and the power that comes … Read More

The essential activity professional

The last week of January is Activity Professionals Week, which gives us a chance to shine a light on a group of people who work daily to improve the lives of residents at long-term healthcare facilities. In our three Hillcrest Healthcare communities, activity teams work tirelessly to plan and implement activities that cater to the needs and tastes of the … Read More

2021: A year in review

Happy New Year! As we eagerly anticipate the year ahead, we pause to reflect and celebrate all that happened at Hillcrest Healthcare in 2021. From a business perspective, we were happy to move management of all clinical and operational functions in-house. This move has provided greater flexibility and agility while allowing us to better serve our patients, families and employees. … Read More

A sleigh full of holiday fun

There is certainly a special feeling in the air in our three Hillcrest Healthcare communities as we prepare for the holidays. Our staff members put their hearts and a lot of fun into planning and offering several activities and events that help us spread holiday cheer. We kicked off the holiday season by collecting Christmas artwork from our residents to … Read More

Holiday gift ideas for nursing home residents

At Hillcrest Healthcare, we love the holidays as we extend our compassionate care with a big side of holiday cheer to our residents. If you have a family member or loved one who is a nursing home resident, or if you’re thinking about service activities for your family or organization, you may be wondering what gifts are in high demand. … Read More

The Gardens on Lake Brook: Hospice for a peaceful transition

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, aimed at raising awareness about hospice and palliative care. The terms hospice and palliative care often are used together since many of the services are common between the two. Both provide compassionate comfort care with the purpose of preventing or relieving suffering as much as possible through symptom control, pain relief and … Read More

Introducing Hillcrest at Home

Hillcrest Healthcare understands compassionate care and is happy to extend our mission-focused care to those outside our communities with the introduction of Hillcrest at Home. Hillcrest at Home offers non-medical, personal care services for seniors in the greater Knoxville area and surrounding counties. It is a personal support service agency (PSSA) with the flexibility to offer care on a one-time … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation: Making a difference

National Make a Difference Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of October. It’s a day to find a way great or small to help society either with a group or individually. Citizens are encouraged to support a cause that is special to them, volunteer in the community or simply perform an act of kindness. No gesture of kindness … Read More

Raising awareness: World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, aimed at raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This year’s campaign is called “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s” and focuses on how you can detect the warning signs of dementia in addition to challenging the stigma and misinformation surrounding dementia. At Hillcrest Healthcare, we offer dementia care services in a compassionate, caring … Read More