Common Questions

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  • What is Assisted Living?
  • Do you offer Memory Care?
  • How large a community is the Personal Care portion of Canterfield?
  • What types of Amenities are available?
  • What are the qualifications for your Assisted Care Home?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • Will my monthly fees change?
Assisted Living is personal care individualized to each resident’s specific needs. Some residents may only need gentle medication reminders or a little assistance with dressing and bathing. Others need more help because of mobility challenges. Whatever individual resident needs may be, our caring, compassionate, attentive team of nurses and trained caregivers stand ready to assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rest assured, our attention is always focused on providing quality care and an enriching lifestyle designed to maintain a resident’s optimal independence.
For residents with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory challenges, we offer a comprehensive memory program. Our program enhances the lifestyle of those with early memory loss by giving them an opportunity to live an active and fulfilling life while enjoying continuity through Canterfield’s neighborhood concept with the same staff members day in and day out. Our goal is to focus on the dignity, safety, and quality of life of each of our residents.

Just the right amount of support is offered and adjusted whenever necessary. Given proper nutrition, programming and surroundings, we believe residents naturally function at a higher level at Canterfield as individualized "memory activities" are developed to stimulate, recall, and deter additional memory loss issues.
The Canterfield Personal Care building is approximately 70,000 square feet. There are 91 units total, 20 of which are Memory Care units.

The size of each apartment home varies, although all have been designed for comfort, elegance, and accessibility. We offer units with one bedroom as well as studio apartments.

In each standard apartment home you will find fully equipped kitchenettes with a refrigerator and microwave. Further, a washer and dryer is available in the building for personal use. Apartment homes will have individualized heating and air conditioning systems and include closet space. At Canterfield, separate neighborhood settings are established for residents who may need a higher level of care. The result is a more friendly atmosphere where residents are familiar with each other and their caregivers.
Canterfield aims to have a wide range of entertainment and programs available. We feature a lounge, game room, multi-purpose room, theater, and fitness facility. There is also a formal dining room, beauty salon, arts and crafts studio, and library. In addition, residents may enjoy a courtyard and exceptionally landscaped grounds.

Canterfield employs a full time program director responsible for planning and organizing social events designed to entertain and provide opportunities for learning and growth for all Canterfield residents. Canterfield does have an onsite nurse heading its Wellness program providing medication oversight and periodic health related reviews for our residents.

Phone service will be the responsibility of the resident.
Canterfield has guidelines that specify whether or not a candidate is eligible for entry. The candidate must possess income and resources required. Prior to entry, each prospective resident will complete a health assessment with our on-site nurse and input from their attending physician.
To make a reservation, call Canterfield at 865-425-9966 to arrange an appointment with The Director of Marketing.
Based on the costs of utilities, services, and due to inflation, the monthly fees may be adjusted to reflect costs on an annual basis. Typically, monthly fees rise 3-6% per year.