Caregiving Team at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community Certified in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (April 30, 2018) – The caregiving team at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community has been certified in an extensive Dementia and Alzheimer’s training program.

The training program was designed to equip caregivers in managing several characteristics of dementia residents: diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, nutrition, activities, paranoia and communication.

“Caring for persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a daunting task at times. We want to provide the best possible care for both our residents and our team members. When training our team members, we teach them how to fully understand someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Only by understanding what these residents go through each day, can our team members be fully equipped to serve our residents with the highest quality of care,” said Renita Carnes, a certified practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, who conducted the training. Carnes serves as the training coordinator for Legacy Senior Living, management company of Legacy Village of Tifton.

“Our mission is to serve the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. Our memory care residents have the opportunity to live the best quality of life with our Purposeful Day™ activities program, our state-of-the art therapy programs and compassionate team. This certification process will only enhance our great care,” Rhonda Mitchell, executive director of Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, said.

In celebration of every caregiving team member earning their certification, they all received a purple ribbon to attach to their name tag. The caregiving team was also given a purple t-shirt to wear on Thursdays to represent their completion of the Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care training.

About Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community

Located at 1504 W. Elk Ave. near the hospital, medical office and the Tweetsie Trail, Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is an assisted living community in Elizabethton, Tenn., that offers assisted living services and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is a short drive from Johnson City and Bristol, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at sycamorespringssl.com or by calling (423) 518-1077.

Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

Caring for persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a daunting task at times. We want to provide the best possible care for both our residents and our team members.

Renita Carnes, a certified practitioner, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
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Photo caption: ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (April 30, 2018) – The caregiving team at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community has been certified in an extensive Dementia and Alzheimer’s training program.

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About Sycamore Springs Senior Living - Elizabethton, TN

Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is an assisted living and memory care community in Elizabethton, Tenn., that cares deeply about their residents’ dignity, security and quality of life. Conveniently located in the Tri-Cities area of Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol, Tenn., Elizabethton is the quaint center of Carter County, Tenn.


Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community provides a secure, attentive, homelike atmosphere while offering a full range of helpful services to those looking for an assisted living community in Carter County. The assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care facility in Elizabethton, Tenn. is among the Tri-Cities region’s most innovative, and Sycamore Springs has been voted "Best Assisted Living Facility” for three years in a row by the Johnson City Press readers.


More information is available at (423) 518-1077 or sycamorespringssl.com.

Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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