The first phase of the development will feature a 58,000-square-foot assisted living with 73 spacious apartments. Twenty of the apartments will be located in a secure, dedicated area designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory care disorders. The Phase II development—The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Knoxville—is a 45,000-square-foot freestanding building with 60 specially designed apartments for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory-related needs. The Knoxville senior campus is slated to open by Late Winter 2018.
Morning Pointe of Knoxville is nearly finished! The new 18-acre, 133-room assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care campus will add to Morning Pointe’s senior healthcare services in Anderson and Loudon counties with locations in Clinton, Lenoir City, and Powell.
The assisted living and memory care community will feature physical and occupational therapies, life enrichment programming, and Alzheimer’s memory care services in The Lantern, including innovative therapies such as SimpleC™ Companion memory care technology and Meaningful Day™ purposeful programming to ensure the highest quality of care for residents. Residents will enjoy premier amenities and fine dining with local, farm-fresh ingredients.
According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate reports, Knoxville is the second fastest growing city in the state behind Nashville. Following growth trends, Morning Pointe seeks to provide retirement living options to bring the over-65 population closer to medical services and adult children, who are relocating to urban areas.
The Knoxville campus will bring approximately 125 permanent healthcare jobs to the region, with an estimated economic impact of $15 million. East Tennessee Specialty Builders of Chattanooga is the general contractor for the project. HFR Design of Brentwood is the architect, and SITE, Inc., of Knoxville is providing civil engineering services.
Independent Healthcare Properties LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, develops, owns and manages 28 Morning Pointe Assisted Living and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.