Signature Healthcare of Putnam County: Off to a Great Start!
Signature Healthcare of Putnam County joined the Eden Alternative Registry on January 12, 2016. Tucked away in the little town of Algood, TN, they are home to 150 empowered Elders. The folks who live and work here have gone to great lengths to create a feeling of warmth, coziness, and connection. They have divided themselves into smaller independent neighborhoods to ensure that everyone has a voice and an opportunity to become well-known. They have updated the landscaping, added fresh paint, and removed the nurse’s station to create an Elder-run General Store. The General Store is just one of the favorite places to hang out and enjoy some midday snacks surrounded by friends and family. A sense of family is very important here in Putnam County, so employee care partners pay close attention to the small, simple things that make each day special. There are lots of ways to relax and have fun, especially in the summer, when they have BBQ’s and movie nights outside near their backyard barn. Fostering deep relations with the community feels important to the Elders, so every month they decide on different service projects they want to do. Currently, they are working on a canned food drive and have created and maintain a small community library. Come by for a visit and be sure to stay for cup of hot coffee, homemade cookies or a milkshake from our new milkshake maker.