We Provide Care
When you choose the Lodge as your home, we not only aspire to know our residents and exceed their expectations, but we welcome each into our extended family. Perhaps the greatest testament to this is how many of our staff members have had, and still have, their own family members living here.
In our small and intimate community, friends and other visitors are welcome to stop by and see their loved ones whenever they like. In addition to our open door policy, we schedule quarterly meetings with families to update and reassess the resident’s needs and care plans.
With high ceilings, chandeliers, and a country interior flushed with warm light, the Lodge is a beautiful place both inside and out. A place where families come together and where meaningful friendships are made these are just some reasons why our residents love to call the Lodge home.
We understand that you need someone to care for your loved one like you would. Learn more about our short-term and long-term services to find the perfect fit for your family.
Meet Professional Care You Can Trust
Located just outside of Nashville, our community is surrounded by a convenient variety of nearby restaurants, shopping centers, and some of the area’s the best physicians and specialists. And yet, our gorgeous Lodge is tucked back at the end of our long drive for resident privacy and security.
At Natchez Trace, we offer two separate living options to accommodate those with memory care needs or individuals who require minimal assistance with their everyday life tasks. Regardless of which living option is right for you, every senior has 24/7 access to our highly-skilled and delightful nursing staff. With fewer residents than most eldercare facilities, keeping a small and intimate community allows our staff to give each senior the undivided and selfless attention they deserve.
Here at The Lodge, we understand that caring for a loved one can be excruciatingly exhausting and frustrating when you have to do it all alone.
Our respite care services are designed to give primary care-givers a break by providing planned or emergency care for individuals in need. Our services are used for temporary situations and our duties include helping individuals with day-to-day activities and needs.
Our respite care services can be provided in-home, at a facility, or at a day center. We provide many options to allow flexibility with you and your schedule.
Our services are charged hourly/per day and are/are not covered by most insurance. To talk about the needs of your loved one and whether respite care is the best option for you, call (615) 257-7750 to talk to a staff member and learn more about the services offered.
At Natchez Trace, the Lodge Country House is a unique and secure neighborhood designed just for patients with memory loss associated with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. We keep a small, tightly-knit team of memory care staff and nurses to ensure residents receive care from familiar and friendly faces each and every day.
In order to thrive and live their best lives, individuals with memory loss require a level of stability that only a dependable and unwavering schedule can offer. From Monday through Sunday/seven days a week, our committed staff follows a specialized consistency program exactly as it was developed by the memory care experts. Country House residents also enjoy weekly music therapy, a time when they are able to connect with themselves and their peers through instrument play, therapeutic singing, improvised songwriting, guided movement to music, and much more.
Personalized Memory Care Plans
Every Country House resident begins his or her unique journey with family at their side. Our knowledgeable and delightful Marketing Director, Kelly Porter, gets to know the needs of future residents and provides families with valuable information and resources as they decide if The Lodge is where they would like to be. Once a decision is made, our Director of Nursing performs an assessment to determine each new patient’s care plan and the level of support it includes. A follow-up is conducted 30 days after move in and unless a change in health calls for care adjustments sooner, regular assessments are continually conducted every 3 months after that.
Stimulating Sensory Activities
By stimulating the amygdala through each of the five senses, the brain essentially exercises its own neural pathways and overall capacity for memory retrieval. We offer Country House residents a wide variety of effective Sensory Programs such as individual and group activities, (group) music therapy, baking bread and making cookies, aromatherapy, pet therapy, and hand massages. And to create the kind of positive emotional experiences patients need for healthy responses to novel stimuli in the future, we regularly take fun, stress-free field trips into the outside community.
Maintaining life skills
One of the most frustrating realities for seniors with memory loss is struggling with the very same everyday tasks they had performed their entire lives without a second thought. To reduce agitation and raise self-confidence, our compassionate memory care experts have developed a special series of Life Skills Programs that include various housekeeping chores such as cooking, laundry, sewing, and setting the table. And for the nature lover, we offer gardening responsibilities such as watering plants, arranging flowers, snapping peas, and shucking corn.
The Bridge Program
Committed to upholding each individual’s dignity and to always be an advocate for their rights, we guarantee your family member’s safety 24 hours a day.
This unit offers independence during the day and security at night. The Bridge is for memory care residents that are high functioning, but may need extra security at night due to confusion. Doors on the unit open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM and are staffed for the evening. During the day these residents have the option to participate in all the normal Assisted Living programming and dining.
We like to ask those who say they’re just not quite ready for assisted living, what does ready look like Actively participating in the newest chapters of one’s own life comes with a boost of confidence and invaluable peace. Whether it means selling your house or condo, coordinating arrangements with family, or decorating your new space, we’re here for you to simplify the process.
The Lodge community provides varying degrees of minimal assistance for seniors throughout their everyday activities. From standby to hands-on support for showers and dressing, nightly checks, and on-call transfer help, our Custom Resident Service Plans are designed to provide care according to each individual’s preferences and concerns. Other services may include support with eating, continence management, medication reminders and supervision, and encouraging socialization.
Unique Residential Setting
Overlooking our manicured community grounds, our one-bedroom suites feature a personal balcony with a glass door for plenty of natural light; a spacious living room that can accommodate a comfy sofa and flat screen television; a kitchen area with cabinet space and mini refrigerator; a sizable bedroom that can hold a king-size bed, personal nightstand, large armoire for clothing and extra storage; closet area for shoes and garment racks; a private bathroom and shower complete with grab bars for resident safety; and for additional safety measures, each suite at the Lodge includes its own emergency call and response system. The lodge also offers robust internet, phone and cable packages upon request.
In our assisted living personal studios, residents enjoy the convenience of an open living space that features large windows for plenty of natural light, and a room that can easily accommodate a comfortable chair and your flat screen television; a kitchen area with cabinet space and mini refrigerator; a sizable armoire for clothing and extra storage; closet area for shoes and garment racks; a private bathroom and shower that includes grab bars for resident safety; and for additional safety measures, each studio includes its own emergency call and response system. The lodge also offers robust internet, phone and cable packages upon request.
Caring for seniors is a labor of love and requires a special person
Just a short drive from downtown Nashville, and only 5 minutes away from the famed Loveless Café, Natchez Trace is a breath of fresh Tennessee air. With high ceilings, chandeliers, and warm, honeyed lighting, visitors know from the moment they walk into our country lodge that we’re anything but your typical, senior living arrangement. Providing experienced around-the-clock care and respectful assistance throughout daily activities, every resident in our small, intimate community is guaranteed our most thoughtful and undivided attention.
You are part of our family. We make your stay feel more like home with caring, specialized attention from our dynamic, professional staff. We seek to maintain and improve the quality of life of every resident by providing a safe, stimulating and comfortable environment. Furthermore, we seek to maintain and improve the quality of life of every resident through individualized care. We realize that every resident has different needs, and we tailor a customized plan of care to address the particular and specific goals of each resident. This special touch allows our caregivers to provide unique care while continuing to respect personal preferences.