Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Tenants, management and staff of Jubilee House Senior Living Facility were joined by guests from the community to watch the raising of the American Flag by the Northwest High School JROTC Color Guard.
“We officially opened on April 15th,” Deborah Elms said. “The building project took a little under two years. We are managed by Frontier Management Company out of Oregon, and partnered locally with owner Dr. Anil Patel.”
Jubilee House offers 84 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care apartments, providing different levels of care.
“We have a very strong memory care program,” Elms said. “It's based on the Montessori program, which puts the patient first. We learn who that person is, and we give them valuable things to do.”
The impressive facility has four living rooms, a bistro and a lounge area. There are pianos, a library and a movie theater. There will be two concierges on duty. In addition, there is a wellness center for occupational and physical therapy. Speech therapy is also available, as well as a clinical area so visiting physicians and residents will have a private place to go.
“We encourage everyone to come and tour the community,” Elms said. “It's so beautiful. We think they will be as awestruck as we are. Jubilee House is the best of both worlds. I love that it doesn't look like assisted living. It doesn't feel like you're living in senior housing.”
Dr. Anil Patel shared his thoughts. “This facility is for the people of Clarksville. It will be here long after we are all gone. Our commitment is as strong as our walls. Our mission is to focus on the overall well being of our residents. That includes things like nutrition and rest. We want to take a holistic approach in caring for our residents.”