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Home Care In Lenoir City, TN

Home Care Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City Museum & Cotton 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 Lenoir City, 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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“Andrew, Clay, Lynn and the entire team at Always Best Care take a compassionate and personal approach to caring for their clients. They are invested in the success of Knoxville’s senior health industry and consistently support area programs and businesses who serve our golden generation. I am grateful for everything they do.”

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“I highly recommend Always Best Care of Knoxville if you or an elderly loved one is in need of professional in-home care. The office staff and especially the caregivers go beyond what is expected of them and provide peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in the best hands when it comes to being cared for.”

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“I must express my appreciation to you for your help along with all of the office staff and our caregivers! We are so very appreciative for the care and concern shown to my dad and his wife. Sandra has been so patient and kind with the numerous texts I have sent her in recent days. You folks have been a blessing to our family!”

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“You all have been such a huge blessing to our dad and his situation. Many gave up, but you didn’t. He had the BEST quality care, we were praying for. The office staff were ALWAYS available and Hailey was a God send to our daddy”

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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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“We have completed our first week back home, and we never could have made it without you!! The ladies you sent to care for us are wonderful—excellent in their positions, considerate, and a delight to have in our home. They know how to cook too! We, all of us, are so grateful and cannot thank you enough.”

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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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“Andrew Scruggs takes each Senior's care to heart and goes beyond the call to ensure quality and compassionate care is provided.”

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“⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ As an employee of Always Best Care for 2+ years, I am thankful for the care that they do not forget to show to me - as well as creating a team centered workplace! The difference we make in our clients' lives is clearly evident and I am proud to be part of a company that truly gives our BEST CARE- ALWAYS!”

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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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“Care with dignity and compassion. Able to staff within hours. Knowledgeable and CNA trained.”

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“Care with dignity and compassion. Able to staff within hours. Knowledgeable and CNA trained.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City 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 Bella Hibachi & Sushi or visit Bussell Island Archaeological Site, 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 Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City, 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 Lenoir City, 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:

  • River Oaks Place - Lenoir City
  • Morning Pointe of Lenoir City
  • The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Lenoir City
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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 Lenoir City, 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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Latest News in Lenoir City, TN

Lenoir City makes smooth transition into Zeller era

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LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Lenoir City Panthers had to quickly pivot after head coach Gary Dugger was relieved of his duties in early July. The process has built an even stronger foundation.

“Actually it’s been pretty smooth,” said Lenoir City head coach Mike Zeller. “I’ve coached as an assistant the past couple of years and I’ve been a head coach before. I think it was a smooth transition. The kids responded well. I’m just there to reassure them that we’re not going to make a wholesale of changes and stuff like that. We’re just gonna keep moving forward.”

“We’ve just kind of pushed ourselves to a higher limit,” said Lenoir City senior running back Trey Wilhite. “Now that coach Dugger is gone, I feel like we prepared ourselves a lot better, and I feel like coach Zeller will do a great job with us.”

Last season, the Panthers reached four wins for the first time since 2018. The success stemmed from a unique offense.

“It’s a single wing,” said Lenoir City senior running back/linebacker Keller Cooper. “It’s hardnose, smashmouth.”

The unique offense all starts with the connection between the veterans and the younger players.

“We got a claw group system,” said Cooper. “We pick out leaders. We grow as a family that way in small groups.”

“We have a lot of seniors coming up that know how to lead,” said Wilhite. “There are a lot of underclassmen that like taking in information. They just really enjoy being there, so they’ll help us as seniors by doing their job, and I feel like we’ll be great this year.”

Lenoir City kicks off its season at home against South Doyle on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Lenoir City community supporting UPS driver after wreck

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — A Lenoir City community is coming together to support one of their own after a car wreck while on the job.On July 6, Gabe Manning who works as a UPS driver with a route in Knoxville, was injured after being involved in a ...

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — A Lenoir City community is coming together to support one of their own after a car wreck while on the job.

On July 6, Gabe Manning who works as a UPS driver with a route in Knoxville, was injured after being involved in a wreck with another commercial vehicle on Ball Camp Pike.

Neal Denton lives next door to Manning and said he is always there when he needs him.

“Gabe is a wonderful guy and willing to help anybody in the neighborhood, helps me all the time with all kinds of projects. He’s just the kind of guy who really wants to be sure that everybody gets what they need,” he said.

Denton added that Manning’s presence is felt by everyone in the neighborhood.

“He talks to everybody, he knows everything about our families and the people around here, he loves to interact with folks and he’s always willing to be, not only helpful but to be a part of people’s lives. Just a wonderful man,” he said.

Since the wreck, Manning and his family have seen support not only from his neighbors but also from his coworkers and customers on his route in Knoxville.

“I don’t think Gabe’s ever met a stranger so I’m pretty sure that at UPS, they are all very strong, they’re just like brothers, so there was huge prayer vigil for him there and he’s pretty much everybody’s favorite UPS driver,” said Kelly Cusick, another neighbor.

Cusick has known Manning and his twin sister since they were kids. She set up an online fundraiser for the family and organized a prayer circle in the neighborhood.

“Jesus says, ‘Love thy neighbor’ and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re actually getting to prove it and show it, and love on Gabe and his family,” Cusick said.

All the neighbors agreed that they want Manning and his family to know how many people are supporting them during this time.

“He is one of my very best friends, we spend a ton of time together, and I just pray for healing because he is such a wonderful person,” Denton said.

Manning is still in the hospital and undergoing more surgeries. MEDIC Regional Blood Center is holding a blood drive at the Food City in Lenoir City on July 11 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

For anyone who wants to support Manning can talk to the MEDIC staff to donate.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

'I loved Webb with my whole heart': Why Shelley Collier became Lenoir City's girls basketball coach

Shelley Collier’s first conversation regarding the Lenoir City girls basketball coach opening was not centered on her, but instead on her daughter.Collier’s friend who is an administrator at the school asked if Katie Collier, who is Soddy-Daisy's girls basketball coach, was interested.After learning Katie was unavailable, the conversation with Shelley Collier continued. Collier recalls her friend saying, “We would like you, but we didn’t think we could get you.”“I wasn&r...

Shelley Collier’s first conversation regarding the Lenoir City girls basketball coach opening was not centered on her, but instead on her daughter.

Collier’s friend who is an administrator at the school asked if Katie Collier, who is Soddy-Daisy's girls basketball coach, was interested.

After learning Katie was unavailable, the conversation with Shelley Collier continued. Collier recalls her friend saying, “We would like you, but we didn’t think we could get you.”

“I wasn’t looking for it, it kind of fell into my lap and got in front of me,” Collier told Knox News. “The more I prayed on it, I felt like this was a calling to make a move.”

After 25 seasons leading Knoxville Webb girls basketball and winning six state championships, Collier will now lead Lenoir City, replacing Brad Cochran who resigned on May 22 after two seasons.

“I don't think we could have gotten a bigger hire,” said Christopher Brittain, Lenoir City’s athletic director. “We're grateful for the position we're in right now. I think the community is excited, players, parents, so there's just a buzz going on about girls basketball here in Lenoir City.”

Why the change of scenery

The decision to move was not an expected one for Collier. Her interest grew the more she learned of the commitment the school had to its students’ endeavors in athletics and academics.

Lenoir City is in the process of finishing renovations to some athletics facilities by the end of July. These include renovating locker rooms, adding new offices and adding air conditioning to the gymnasium. Including upgrades for other sports, Brittain confirmed that the renovations cost $2 million.

Lenoir City is also not an area unfamiliar to Collier. Her home in fact is closer to Lenoir City than it is to Webb.

“I just felt, ‘Wow it’s a small community, it is closer to my house than actually where I’ve been working at Webb,”’ Collier said. “I just feel like we were kind of pulled this way and led this way there’s been a lot of confirmation that this what I need to do.”

Gratitude toward Knoxville Webb

As hopeful as Collier is for the near future with Lenoir City, it was emotional leaving the program she established special relationships with. She said Webb is a second home and that she has nothing but great things to say.

“It’s probably been the most difficult decision I've ever made, Collier said. “It was really tough, because I love my players at Webb and it was really hard to look them in the eye, their parents and tell them that I was leaving.”

Collier’s Webb team had a 19-10 record last season, which ended in the first round of the Division II-AA playoffs.

Collier said that she’s had opportunities to leave at other times in her coaching career, but this time was an opportunity she couldn’t pass.

“I loved Webb with my whole heart," Collier said. “I'm leaving on a positive and I know that Webb will continue to be excellent. And I'm going to be in a place where I feel led to be, comfortable and I’m at peace with to make a difference at another community.”

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Future at Lenoir City

Lenoir City will be Collier’s fourth high school program in her 34-year coaching career. Before Webb, she coached Clinton (1989-93) and Karns (1993-98.)

Lenoir City had arguably its best season in the program’s history last year. It finished with a 25-4 record and had its first 20-win regular season and best win percentage in school history. The Lady Panthers' season concluded in the Region 3-3A semifinals, losing to Signal Mountain 51-39. This year's team has no seniors on the roster.

Besides six state championships at Webb, Collier brings the experience of 16 state tournament appearances and 14 region championships to a young team. She was the PrepXtra Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2018.

Collier played for coaching legend Pat Summitt at Tennessee from 1983-87, playing in three Final Fours and was the MVP of the 1987 national championship team. After her playing career, she was a graduate assistant at her alma mater for a season.

Collier said she doesn’t feel newfound pressure to bring success to a program that hasn’t made the state tournament in Murfreesboro since 1997.

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing,” Collier said. “I know what I’m doing, it’s my passion, it’s my calling.”

Collier is forever grateful for the love the Webb community has shown to her for over two decades but is prepared for a new journey.

“I got a lot of green in my closet still, but I’ve been used to wearing orange before so I’ll be wearing orange again,” Collier said.

Toyloy Brown III is a Knox News sports reporter. Email [email protected]. Twitter @TJ3rd_.

Eastern Regulatory Office serves to preserve aquatic resources

Regulatory Specialist Mary Ann Brannan and Regulatory Specialist Ken Jones collect soil samples June 1, 2023, to help identify potential wetlands in Lenoir City, Tennessee.PRINT | ...

Regulatory Specialist Mary Ann Brannan and Regulatory Specialist Ken Jones collect soil samples June 1, 2023, to help identify potential wetlands in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

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LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (June 5, 2023) — The Eastern Regulatory Office located in Lenoir City, Tennessee, exists to serve customers and preserve aquatic resources through its role in the Department of the Army Regulatory Program.

The Eastern Regulatory Office, which is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, permits reasonable development through equitable, adaptable, and impartial permit decisions. The team advises the public about the Regulatory Program and assesses permit applications for virtually all activities within regulated Corps waterways under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

The Nashville District covers parts of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Nashville District provides robust protection of the nation's aquatic resources, including wetlands, to enhance the efficiency of the Corps' Regulatory Program and ensure that the Corps delivers equitable, reasonable, and timely decisions to applicants.

Regulatory Specialist Mary Ann Brannan helps with reviewing and processing permit applications and helps conduct jurisdictional determinations of “Waters of the U.S.” for customers and consultants. She said it’s her responsibility to go out and look at streams and wetlands to determine if they are federally regulated or not.

“If those applications have associated impacts on Corps regulated waterways or protected lands, we determine if permits are needed or not, and how we can permit them with the least amount of impact,” Brannan said.

Brannan began her career with the Corps of Engineers as a co-op student park ranger at J. Percy Priest Lake. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she began working in the Regulatory Division, and has been happily working with the Corps for 25 years.

“I’ve achieved a lot during my time with the Corps. I’ve worked closely with TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) over the years completing permits for the main river system of the Tennessee River requiring a lot of dock permit reviews and community boat slips or marinas,” said Brannan.

Brannan added that one of the best parts of her job is going out into the field conducting jurisdictional determinations where she gets to go out and “play” in the mud a little bit collecting and analyzing soil samples and looking at plant biological species for classification.

Areas that fall under the Corps' jurisdiction include marshes, swamps, streams, creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, and seasonally saturated forested and non-forested wetlands. The Eastern Regulatory Office works closely with federal partners like the National Park Service and the Forest Service to complete projects located in the Smoky Mountains. Bank stabilization projects also require close collaboration with TVA and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The regulatory team collaborates and works with federal agencies to protect the environment while providing timely permit decisions to customers. Most activities within jurisdictional areas require a permit from the Corps. These activities include dredging of waterways, bank stabilization, recreational ponds and lakes, construction of fixed and floating docks/boat slips, marinas, fleeting areas, boat ramps, roads, transportation crossings, residential and commercial developments, utility lines, and mining activities.

Regulatory Specialist Ken Jones has been with the Corps for 23 years. Before that he worked with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for eight years. Jones will be retiring in June and said his time with the Corps provided several unique experiences that he’ll continue to gain fulfillment from well after retirement.

“I’ve worked for different agencies over the years and working with the Corps has been the most fun, the most challenging, but most importantly the most fulfilling. The Eastern office has been a great group of people to work with and I’ve built some really great relationships with my coworkers,” said Jones.

Jones also said one of his recent accomplishments involved assisting in the approval of the new baseball stadium in downtown Knoxville for the Knoxville Smokies. The Corps became involved with this project due to a stream running through the project site, which will be partially encapsulated in the design of the stadium.

Jones said he was also heavily involved in the development of the riverfront, collaborating with various marinas and TVA to ensure the project was successfully completed in a timely manner.

“It's fascinating to see the progress we've made over the years, and I’ve been a part of so many great projects. One project I’m proud of was my work with coal mines in southeast Kentucky a few years ago. While it was challenging, it was ultimately rewarding. I'm excited to continue finding ways to push these projects forward,” Jones added.

While the work done in the filed by the regulatory specialists is important, the ball can’t get rolling without first filing the proper permit paperwork. Regulatory Program Assistant Vessica Ragon completes administrative work for the Eastern Regulatory Field Office and helps applicants with the beginning process.

Ragon said when projects come through the proper channels, she puts them into a drop box and monitors the email box for timely communication with the applicants. She completes all required forms and then assigns the project to a regulatory specialist, and also assists applicants needing boat dock permits and grant letters.

Within the last year, Ragon has completed the most permits within the Nashville District.

“I’ve processed ample amounts of permits just within the past year, helping to maintain a high level of service from our district. We’re directly impacting the communities by getting them these permits in a timely manner so they can build the things which will accomplish their goals,” Ragon said.

The Corps of Engineers works closely with the TVA, which also has permitting authority for lakes and rivers on the Tennessee River. Regulatory Division Deputy Chief Casey Ehorn said even though the Corps and TVA are two separate federal agencies, many projects require collaboration.

“When TVA and the Corps receive a permit application for the same project, we try to be economical and ensure there’s only one federal agency taking the lead and reviewing these projects. That lightens the load for the other federal agency and lets the agency with the most viable resources lead those projects for environmental compliance, making an efficient use of government resources,” said Ehorn.

To determine whether a proposed activity requires a permit or whether any protect waterways are present on your property or within your project area, please call the Eastern Regulatory Office at (865) 986-7296. Please note that the Nashville District Corps of Engineers will make the final determination of whether an area is a jurisdictional "water of the U.S." and whether the activity requires a permit.

The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps. Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest Nashville District employment and contracting opportunities at https://www.linkedin.com/company/u-s-army-corps-of-engineers-nashville-district.

East TN auto repair celebrating 70 years by honoring veterans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An East Tennessee business with a goal of keeping drivers safe is celebrating a milestone. Matlock Tire is marking its 70th anniversary with a special Veterans Day event to say thank you to the community and to honor veterans.Inside the flagship store in Lenoir City, it’s more than business as usual behind the scenes and out front as the family-owned company gets ready to celebrate seven decades in business.All around the s...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An East Tennessee business with a goal of keeping drivers safe is celebrating a milestone. Matlock Tire is marking its 70th anniversary with a special Veterans Day event to say thank you to the community and to honor veterans.

Inside the flagship store in Lenoir City, it’s more than business as usual behind the scenes and out front as the family-owned company gets ready to celebrate seven decades in business.

All around the store, you see photos of its history and the Matlock family through the years. There’s also a Wall of Honor dedicated to veterans. On the wall are photos of national monuments and local veterans including some who work at the store.

“It began about 15 years ago. We thought, ‘We’ve got to do something here to show appreciation for people in this community’,” said owner Jimmy Matlock.

Matlock Tire was founded by Joe Matlock in 1953.

“My father came out of high school, opened up an Esso service station, began pumping gas, washing cars, lubricating cars,” said Matlock.

After his death at the age of 47, his son continued his father’s legacy.

“My father was really engaged with customer service and he believed you took care of that customer,” Matlock said.

The Matlocks said 64% of their customers are women which is reflected in the business model.

Jimmy Matlock’s son, Joe, said his father’s influence is seen throughout the store.

“We have nicer waiting areas, have rocking chairs out front, clean bathrooms is huge with him. First thing we do in the morning is clean the bathrooms, make sure they’re clean, so we want to cater to that demographic, cater to everybody,” said Joe.

The business that began in 1954 with $19 tires continues to evolve with an eye to the future and appreciation for the past.

“Things are definitely changing,” Joe Matlock said, “with electric vehicles, with new technology and we want to be on the cutting edge of that and we try to be, but what we don’t want to lose focus on is the service that got us to this point.”

Matlock Tire in Lenoir City is hosting a celebration on November 11, Veterans Day, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with food, games, inflatables for kids and more. It’s a thank you to the community for its support these past 70 years and a way to honor veterans.

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