The Wisdom of Leaders

The 2013-2018 Healthy Brain Initiative encourages public, private, non-profit, and governmental partners at the national, state, and local levels to embrace aging and work together on actions that best fit our missions, needs, interests, and capabilities.

Scientists, doctors, therapists, counselors, and mindful leaders provide wisdom and lead by their life’s work. The Morning Pointe Foundation’s goal is to impact seniors, caregivers, families and communities by applying best practices to address the demands of aging. Collaborative leaders and regional initiatives identify and support the need for cutting edge research and programs to advance the care and strengthen the delivery of senior services. Care partners embrace cognitive health and caregiver well-being as a priority for all generations.

Care Partners

On behalf of everyone the Morning Pointe Foundation serves, THANK YOU to the following.

One Morning Pointe Director shares her personal message about coping with a loved one’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. As an executive director who has helped many for years deal with these same struggles, Teresa Bryant is facing the disease herself with her husband. She chose to sit down on camera before the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with a hope that sharing her emotional journey can help other caregivers know they are not alone. Morning Pointe caregivers are Living, Learning and Leading with inspirationWatch Teresa’s Story

We know how challenging the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. Managing appointments, asking for help and keeping in touch can be overwhelming. Getting from point A to point B doesn’t have to be difficult. Whenever getting around becomes a challenge, the answer is “Yes we can!” BrightStar Care® of Chattanooga has the tools you need to help take care of your loved ones. Whether it’s senior transportation around town, or disability assistance on a business trip or vacation, call our Chattanooga office at (423) 296-6640 for your transportation needs.

Caregiving can be stressful. Get the help you need. Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Do you feel overwhelmed? You may be putting your own health at risk. Take our Caregiver Stress Check and get resources that can help.

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) mission is to improve the health of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging. Highly productive and collaborative basic and clinical scientists are changing the field of aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders by providing educational opportunities to older persons, the general public, health care students and professionals regarding normal cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disorders of the elderly. For more visit www.uky.edu/coa/

As we age, changes in cognition can create problems in thinking, sleep patterns, and behavior. Individuals experiencing these changes may feel disconnected from the people around them, disoriented, and anxious. This in turn places stress on caregivers. SimpleC companion alleviates individuals’ stress as well as caregiver burden by providing non-drug behavioral interventions that are personalized, always available, and support independence.

Chattanooga State’s Nursing and Allied Health Division transforms individual student’s lives by preparing them to be competent nurses to help meet the current and emerging needs of the workplace for registered nurses. Graduates of the program use critical thinking and a clinical decision-making process as the basis for providing and managing care to diverse individuals across the life span. Morning Pointe Senior Living’s endowed scholarship fund supports 2nd year registered nursing scholars.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement. As we age, continuous reinvention and adaptation are required to keep pace with today’s caregiver’s needs. “On the job” experiential education allows a next generation senior living executive to explore a profession in leadership, in hopes of a bright career in the senior living industry.