Nestled atop Signal Mountain, The Alexian Inn serves as a beacon of the history of Alexian Village. It was built in 1912 by the James family as a summer getaway for the residents of Chattanooga. During the hot summers of that time, yellow fever and cholera were causing devastation. As such, the Inn became a place of healthy retreat.
In 1936, the Inn was purchased by the Alexian Brothers, and became part of their 800-year history of compassion, dignity and care. Now, that tradition continues under the name Ascension Living Alexian Village, thanks to a partnership between the Alexian Brothers and Ascension, the world's largest Catholic, non-profit healthcare organization.
Ascension was created in 1999 by the Daughters of Charity and the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Like the Alexian Brothers, their histories go back hundreds of years. Ascension's values are rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer and committing to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2018 alone, Ascension gifted almost $2 billion to the care of the poor and vulnerable.
Alexian Village is one of Ascension's 2,600 sites of care across the country. Independent living and assisted living residents live in comfort among the beautiful natural surroundings. And with the Ascension partnership, they've also been able to enjoy the many recent developments occurring on Signal Mountain: remodeled dining areas; a dog park; updated therapy gym and additional fitness areas; and community rooms.
Independent living residents can choose from several options to fit their needs: Villa style homes and apartment homes both share stunning views of the river valley. Apartments in the lodge offer indoor access to a wide variety of amenities.
Whatever their preference, residents can enjoy life on their terms, without the hassle of maintenance and upkeep of their home and yard. Each day brings with it the option to participate in countless activities. For those who want to share in on-campus fellowship, Alexian Village offers a regular schedule of creative and cultural events to participate in, both individually and as a group. And for those who like to be out and about, Alexian Village is just minutes away from everything downtown Chattanooga has to offer.
The freedom to choose their home and lifestyle — along with the security that healthcare is available on campus should they need it — brings peace of mind to each resident and their family.
Assisted living residents can also appreciate the beautiful accommodations that make up their community. In addition to the pleasant surroundings, residents will meet regularly with staff members committed to meeting their personal needs. Whether it be extra assistance with daily tasks, help with managing medications, or facilitating social activities and outings, ensuring good quality of life is an important focus at Alexian Village. Memory Care is available to support those with dementia and other forms of memory impairment in a safe, nurturing environment.
The Alexian Village healthcare center offers multiple levels of care for residents in need. Short-term rehabilitation patients who may be recovering from an illness or surgery will experience truly personal care as they work to return to their daily life. And long-term care patients will find that comfort and compassion are also in lasting supply.
In short, Alexian Village of Tennessee's goal is to help residents live their best life at every age and every stage. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Alexian Village and the living choices that exist in this bustling community located high atop Signal Mountain, visits and tours are available. You can schedule your visit by contacting the sales team at 423-888-0573.