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Home Care In Clinton, TN

Home Care Clinton, TN

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic The Market Place Of Pearls Historical Marker gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Clinton, TN is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“My husband has been a client of this agency for almost 4 years. He suffers from dementia and other health problems. We received in home care for him for about 40-36 hours per week. We had one exceptional caregiver for most of that time. She was a most kind and helpful woman who provided companionship,cleaning and cooking. When we at times needed a substitute,they were generally also kind and helpful. If we had one who was not a good match, we reported that to the agency,and never saw that caregiver again. We continue to use this agency even though my husband is in memory care assisted living in a residence. They are able to provide good caregivers,most of them CNA's, on short notice when he requires hospitalization,so that I do not need to stay in the room with him 24/7.”

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“We are working with Always Best Care for my mother. So far it has been really good. I'm pleased with it. They mostly do domestic things. They help around the house. I would recommend them. We only have to deal with one person and she has been really good.”

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“Andrew's company is a breath of fresh air when looking for accountable senior in-home care options. No contractors here. Only supervised employees which bring a great peace of mind. Highly recommended.”

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“Always Best Care has been my lifeline from the past few years. My mother moved with us after we lost my father around four years ago in a car accident. But as my husband and I both work, we weren’t able to manage my mom’s declining health. This is when we decided to hire Always Best Care. Their caregivers are knowledgeable, honest, compassionate, and always ready to go the extra mile to meet your needs. They have been a great help to us in all these years. I would highly recommend them.”

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“Always Best Care has been my lifeline from the past few years. My mother moved with us after we lost my father around four years ago in a car accident. But as my husband and I both work, we weren’t able to manage my mom’s declining health. This is when we decided to hire Always Best Care. Their caregivers are knowledgeable, honest, compassionate, and always ready to go the extra mile to meet your needs. They have been a great help to us in all these years. I would highly recommend them.”

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“I am so grateful for the excellent care provided to my dad by three different caregivers! They each stepped into a different challenging and fluid situation and they each beautifully managed things with grace and skill. I always knew my dad was in good hands and that he would get everything he needed.. Furthermore, I appreciated the gracious flexibility and understanding I experienced when coordinating times, days and duties over the phone with the administrative staff. Each time I got off the phone, I felt like ABC had completely taken the stressful load off my shoulders and that my dad was going to be cared for in a loving,, competent fashion. ABC deserves the highest ranking and review I can give. Thanks for being there for me and my dad!!”

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“Personalized service and care. In-home care was excellent; professional and personal. Assisted living placement was also excellent. The owner, Andrew, had compassion while coaching us and giving us confidence in the difficult process of moving our mother out of her home and into an assisted living. We could not be more pleased with their services. - Marshall L Wilkins”

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“I am so grateful for the excellent care provided by three different caregivers! They each stepped into a different challenging and fluid situation and they each beautifully managed things with grace and skill. I always knew my dad was in good hands and that he would get everything he needed.. Furthermore, I appreciated the gracious flexibility and understanding I experienced when coordinating times, days and duties over the phone with the administrative staff. Each time I got off the phone, I felt like ABC had completely taken the stressful load off my shoulders and that my dad was going to be cared for in a loving,, competent fashion. ABC deserves the highest ranking and review I can give. Thanks for being there for me and my dad!!”

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“Personalized service and care. In-home care was excellent; professional and personal. Assisted living placement was also excellent. The owner, Andrew, had compassion while coaching us and giving us confidence in the difficult process of moving our mother out of her home and into an assisted living. We could not be more pleased with their services.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Clinton, TN?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

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At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Clinton, TN

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting South Clinton Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local The Restaurant at the Museum of Appalachia or visit David Hall Cabin Tennessee State Historical Marker, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Clinton, TN

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Clinton, TN, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your TN's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Clinton, TN understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton
  • Golden Living. Center - Windwood
  • Meadow View Senior Living
  • Clinton Place
  • Waters of Clinton Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Clinton-Hickman County Icf
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Clinton, TN 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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TN Writers | TN Stories: Rachel Louise Martin

TN Writers | TN Stories: Rachel Louise Martin: A Most Tolerant Little TownIn graduate school, Rachel Louise Martin volunteered with a Southern oral history project. One day, she was sent to a small town in Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachians, where locals wanted to build a museum to commemorate the events of September 1956, when Clinton High School became the first school in the former Confederacy to undergo court-mandated desegregation. But not everyone wanted to talk. As one founder of the Tennessee Wh...

TN Writers | TN Stories: Rachel Louise Martin: A Most Tolerant Little Town

In graduate school, Rachel Louise Martin volunteered with a Southern oral history project. One day, she was sent to a small town in Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachians, where locals wanted to build a museum to commemorate the events of September 1956, when Clinton High School became the first school in the former Confederacy to undergo court-mandated desegregation. But not everyone wanted to talk. As one founder of the Tennessee White Youth told her, “Honey, there was a lot of ugliness down at the school that year; best we just move on and forget it.”

For years, Martin wondered what it was some white residents of Clinton didn’t want remembered. So she went back, eventually interviewing over sixty townsfolk—including nearly a dozen of the first students to desegregate Clinton High—to piece together what happened back in 1956: the death threats and beatings, picket lines and cross burnings, neighbors turned on neighbors and preachers for the first time at a loss for words. In A Most Tolerant Little Town, Rachel Martin weaves together over a dozen perspectives in a kaleidoscopic portrait of a small town living through a tumultuous turning point for America. The result is a spellbinding mystery, a riveting piece of forgotten Civil Rights history, and a poignant reminder of the toll on those who stand on the frontlines of social change. You may never before have heard of Clinton, Tennessee—but you won’t be forgetting the town anytime soon.

This event is part of our TN Writers | TN Stories series presented in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, Chapter 16 and Vanderbilt University Press. Readings and discussions take place in the Digital Learning Center at the Tennessee State Museum. All events include an opportunity to purchase books through the Museum store and get them signed by the author.

Rachel Louise Martin, Ph.D., is a historian and writer whose work has appeared in outlets like The Atlantic and Oxford American. The author of Hot, Hot Chicken, a cultural history of Nashville hot chicken, and A Most Tolerant Little Town, the forgotten story of the first school to attempt court-mandated desegregation in the wake of Brown v. Board, she is especially interested by the politics of memory and by the power of stories to illuminate why injustice persists in America today. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Linda T. Wynn is the Assistant Director for State Programs with the Tennessee Historical Commission and a former member of Fisk University’s faculty, where she taught subjects in history and public administration in the Department of History and Political Science. A co-founder of the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture, she is an active scholar and contributor to numerous publications including Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee, which she co-edited with Dr. Bobby Lovett (1996); and editor of Journey to Our Past: A Guide to African-American Markers in Tennessee. She currently serves as Chair of the Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson County.

An unexpected history lesson in Clinton, TN

Last week, my wife and I took our two kids down to the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area for a few days. It was our last little family getaway before back-to-school season really goes into full gear, and I am happy to say that, overall, everyone enjoyed the trip.One of the main reasons we decided to go to Pigeon Forge was to take the kids to Dollywood. Neither one had been before, so we figured now would be a good time since they are both big enough to go on rides and enjoy most of the offerings there. We all did a rollercoaster together,...

Last week, my wife and I took our two kids down to the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area for a few days. It was our last little family getaway before back-to-school season really goes into full gear, and I am happy to say that, overall, everyone enjoyed the trip.

One of the main reasons we decided to go to Pigeon Forge was to take the kids to Dollywood. Neither one had been before, so we figured now would be a good time since they are both big enough to go on rides and enjoy most of the offerings there. We all did a rollercoaster together, and while I think it was the smallest “real” coaster in the park, I still screamed in absolute terror the entire time that the ride was in progress. Needless to say, I don’t do rides too well.

Other highlights of our visit to the land of Dolly included a pleasant tour around the premises on an authentic steam engine, and just generally taking in the sights and sounds on a day that was mostly perfect weather-wise.

The highlight of the entire trip, for me, was probably when we decided to stop and check out the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, Tennessee while on our way back home. Despite seeing and hearing about it for years, I had never visited, and while I was pretty certain that my wife and I would find it interesting, I wasn’t too sure about the kids, who are ages five and ten.

As it turns out, we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was well worth the price of admission, featuring a ton of interesting artifacts and several structures to walk through. There were old cabins, furnished with items that would have been commonly used during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as an old log church, a one-room school house, and barns, among many other exhibits.

While making our way through the museum’s Appalachian Hall of Fame section, one exhibit in particular caught my eye. It was dedicated to a Dr. O.E. Ballou, who lived between 1907-1973, and, as you might have already guessed by the last name, had ties to our local area here in Whitley County.

A summary of Dr. Ballou’s life accompanied the exhibit, which also included photos and a Holy Bible that once belonged to him. The summary, written by Dr. Ballou’s daughter, Nancy, said, “Despite his inauspicious birth on June 11, 1907, in an obscure and impoverished mining camp in eastern Kentucky, O.E. Ballou later became a prominent and revered physician and community leader.”

According to the re-telling, Ballou and his family eventually moved from Bell County to Williamsburg, where he and his brothers worked their way through college. After attending Cumberland College, the future doctor would earn his B.S. degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 1928, and then his Masters from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1932.

Ballou began a private practice in Clinton, where he lived and worked for fourteen years. His daughter recounted house calls all over the area where her father would commonly accept payment for services rendered in the form of chickens, corn, potatoes or firearms.

“During World War II, with the influx of people coming to build Oak Ridge and men needing physical exams for the draft, he was declared essential to the war effort,” Nancy wrote of her father, saying he was given citations by the president, and was able to remain a civilian.

Eventually, Ballou left his general practice due to some issues relating to his physical health, opting to move to Memphis to do a residency in eye, ear, nose and throat medicine.

I read that Dr. Ballou was an “avid golfer and sportsman,” and that he was also a supporter of the University of Tennessee, holding memberships in the U.T. Century and Faculty Clubs.

Dr. O.E. Ballou suffered a fatal heart attack while dove hunting in early September, 1973. If any of our readers have additional information about Ballou that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it. Please, feel free to contact me via e-mail at [email protected].

For more information on what all the Museum of Appalachia has to offer, visit them online at www.museumofappalachia.org. If able, you should definitely take the time to visit. You won’t be disappointed!

Veterans breakfast is Nov. 11; parade to follow

Military veterans from Anderson County are again invited to a community veterans breakfast Nov. 11 at the Clinton Community Center, 101 S. Hicks St.The “chow line” opens at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a brief program at 9, according to a news release.To accommodate a larger crowd, the breakfast will be in the gymnasium of the Community Center.The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsore...

Military veterans from Anderson County are again invited to a community veterans breakfast Nov. 11 at the Clinton Community Center, 101 S. Hicks St.

The “chow line” opens at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a brief program at 9, according to a news release.

To accommodate a larger crowd, the breakfast will be in the gymnasium of the Community Center.

The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by Daniel Forrester Law Office.

In addition to the breakfast, Walgreen’s will be on hand to offer free flu shots.

Anderson County residents and community volunteers work together to make the breakfast a free monthly event that will allow veterans of all ages and branches to fellowship and share stories together. Veterans are welcome to bring spouses, family, or friends. The city of Clinton is recognized as a special sponsor for hosting the monthly location and setup. Local media are especially recognized for their role in letting veterans know about the breakfast each month.

Many generous donors are also recognized for providing monthly door prizes.

The Dec. 9 breakfast will be sponsored by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Rep. John Ragan and Rep. Ed Butler; Jan. 13, 2024 is sponsored by Chancellor Jamie Brooks; and Feb. 10, 2024 is sponsored by the Clinton Lions Club.

To learn more, email [email protected], or visit Facebook and search for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast – Anderson County. To sponsor a breakfast, contact Terry Frank at 865-310-4097.

Anderson County Veterans Day Parade

Anderson County’s 16th annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 11.

The parade lineup will begin at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on Gilliam Street, between the Clinton Community Center and the Clinton High School football field.

According to a news release, the parade will start on Gilliam Street, turn right onto West Broad Street, left onto Main Street, pass in front of the Anderson County Courthouse, right on Market Street and end at Cullum Street (right off Market).

All veterans are invited to participate and everyone is encouraged to come out and support veterans, past, present, and future.

TVA retires Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton

CLAXTON, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Valley Authority officially retired the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton on Friday, according to a release from the TVA.The plant provided more than 270 million megawatt hours of electricity since it went into service in 1967. Bull Run finished it’s final stretch with a 48-day continuous run to burn down the remaining fue...

CLAXTON, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Valley Authority officially retired the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton on Friday, according to a release from the TVA.

The plant provided more than 270 million megawatt hours of electricity since it went into service in 1967. Bull Run finished it’s final stretch with a 48-day continuous run to burn down the remaining fuel onsite, the TVA said.

Bull Run was originally designed to produce up to 950 megawatts. At the time, it was nearly 1.5 times as powerful as the largest units that were in operation. Recently, it was still able to generate 765 megawatts, according to the TVA. While in commission, the Bull Run plant was awarded the title of the “Best Heat Rate” in the United States 14 times.

This decision to close the plant has been years in the making, as the TVA says it is planning to retire its entire coal fleet by 2035.

The future of the site, including the 800-foot-tall, reinforced concrete chimney remains uncertain, as the TVA said no decision have been made and it is considering many options for future use of the site. Some of the potential options mentioned by the TVA include potentially using the site for battery storage or installing a synchronous condenser at the site, but an environmental review process, public input, and TVA Board approval will be needed for a final decision.

According to the TVA, every employee at the Bull Run site was given their first choice of post site retirement options, including a new position within the TVA, remaining onsite as a part of the transition team, or retirement.

Bull Run’s retirement comes less than a month after a report by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation revealed that the TVA is vulnerable to generators going offline during extremely cold conditions, such as the cold snap that prompted the TVA to institute rolling blackouts on December 23 and 24 last year.

After the blackouts, the TVA released a statement saying that the blackouts were caused by an increased strain on their power systems, adding that it was conducting a review on why the strain happened and to find corrective actions to prepare for future significant events.

Earlier this year, the TVA sought an updated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit that would allow them to retire the plant by the end of 2023. This decision came after the TVA voted in 2019 to retire Bull Run and the Paradise Unit 3 power plants.

In addition to retiring its coal power plants, the TVA is hoping to expand its solar energy resources and has set a goal to add 10,000 megawatts by 2035.

A Family Affair: Clinton’s Josh Keith coached by dad, Darell Keith

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) — Darell Keith had a problem. His starting quarterback went down early in his first season as the Dragons’ Head Coach. The next quarterback in line was a freshman, his son Josh, who had no experience at the varsity level.“He was 135 pounds, five foot four, I felt like a horrible parent but we had nobody else at that time,” said Coach Keith. “I watched him get beat and battered. I’ve watched him grow as a man physically and mentally. It’s been the best blessing any man cou...

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) — Darell Keith had a problem. His starting quarterback went down early in his first season as the Dragons’ Head Coach. The next quarterback in line was a freshman, his son Josh, who had no experience at the varsity level.

“He was 135 pounds, five foot four, I felt like a horrible parent but we had nobody else at that time,” said Coach Keith. “I watched him get beat and battered. I’ve watched him grow as a man physically and mentally. It’s been the best blessing any man could ask for.”

“I stepped on, and it felt like I never stepped back off,” added Josh Keith.

That’s because Josh Keith hasn’t stepped off. From starting that first game as a freshman, to now a senior, Keith has stayed Clinton’s starter for the past four seasons. It’s a dream he’s had since the age of three.

“He said I’d like to be a quarterback. I said, ‘Well son, I don’t think you’re going to be very tall. I said that’s a very hard position.’ He said, ‘That’s what I’m going to play. I’m going to play quarterback.’”

The reigning region 3-5A quarterback of the year is not only playing, but will continue playing in college at UT Martin as part of just the three percent of high school football players to go Division I.

“My height, some people think of it as an issue and some people think of it as a chip on your shoulder,” said Josh. “But you know I never let that stop me from what I want to accomplish in life and what I want to do on the football field and off the football field. I’m just very grateful for what I am and what I have.”

He’s grateful for the lessons he’s learned from his coach, and dad, along the way.

“How to handle things, how to be poised, how to be a leader, mainly how to be a leader. How to lead men.”

Coach Keith said his son has also taught him a few life lessons.

“How to be a better dad, how to be a better husband, and how to be more loving and kind.”

But most importantly, they’re grateful for the time they’ve spent together.

“When I go off to college, I won’t be able to experience it again obviously because my dad won’t be coaching me,” said Josh. “I won’t be able to go to the house after a football game and talk about what I can do better from the game we just played. What I’ve been able to be blessed with these past three years and this last year, I’m very grateful and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

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