Tennessee

Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc.

229A Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville, TN 37043

(931)-648-3011
(931)-645-6066 Fax
clarksville@sunrisegroup.org

Tennessee Clarksville
Greeneville
Knoxville
Waverly

The Sunrise group of companies is comprised of various private, not-for-profit corporations whose mission is to provide people with disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community.

Services:

  • Behavior Support
  • Community Participation
  • Personal Assistance
  • Respite
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Nursing
  • Medical Residential
  • Family Model Residential

Areas served:
East and Middle Tennessee

Our programs are licensed and funded through the Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (TDDID).

Middle Tennessee

Clarksville Location

Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc.
229A Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville, TN 37043

(931)648-3011
(931)645-6066 fax
clarksville@sunrisegroup.org

Waverly Location

Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc.
114 North Church Street
Waverly, TN 37185

(931)296-8049
(931)296-2913 fax
waverly@sunrisegroup.org

Services:

Areas Served:
Montgomery, Humphreys and surrounding counties

Community Participation:

Sunrise provides day services outside of the individual’s residence designed to help people be a true part of their communities. These are activities like finding work or joining clubs, and meaningful experiences directed at assisting an individual to experience being part of the community. These activities are designed to support an individual’s goals, which address both the needs an individual may have and their personal preferences. 

Medical Residential Services:

A Medical Residential Services home has no more that four residents, with the exception of those homes which are licensed as a Residential Habilitation Facility.

Nursing:

Nursing is focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so that they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to death.

Personal Assistance:

Sunrise provides services in an individual’s own home or apartment.  Usually, this service is provided for only a few hours a day, unlike supported living services.  Sunrise will provide staff of the individual’s choosing to assist with activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, shopping and other everyday activities. People who live alone or with family members may access this service.

Respite Care:

Designed to allow families to take a break from the daily care giving of their loved one.  Respite is considered temporary, short-term assistance. Research has shown when respite or short-term care for an individual with intellectual or other impairments is provided by persons other than their usual caregivers, the individual is able to stay in their home longer, without the need for placement in some type of residential program. Respite care allows a family to take a break from care giving to attend to other needs, travel, or care for another family member who is ill.         

Since families do not have the same needs, Sunrise’s respite support is always geared to the requirements of each family. In those instances where family needs do not match with existing services, supports will be developed to give the family access to the type of care it requires.  

Residential Habilitation:

Residential habilitation services include the care, skills training and supervision provided to individuals in a non-institutional setting.

Supported Employment:

Becoming a fully-integrated member of a community is often achieved by participating in some type of meaningful work.  Supported employment is a way to move people from dependence on a service delivery system to independence via competitive employment. Recent studies indicate the provision of ongoing support services for people with severe disabilities significantly increases their rates of employment retention. Supported employment provides training and assistance in a variety of activities to support an individual in obtaining and retaining paid employment. Supported employment provides the level of assistance needed; it is tailored to each person to ensure success in the work environment over time. 

Supported Employment supports offered include:

  • Assistance with interviewing and obtaining a job
  • Building appropriate social skills
  • Acquiring work clothing
  • Managing money

Supported Living:

Supported Living services are provided in a home owned or leased by the individual.  The amount and type of supports required for an individual to enjoy the benefits and accept the responsibilities associated with home ownership or individual lease arrangements varies depending on each service recipient’s unique abilities and needs.  Specifically, Supported Living assistance provides an individual with individualized services and supports that enable the person to acquire, retain, or improve skills necessary to reside in his/her own home.

Sunrise provides the supports needed for an individual to live in his/her residence through staff who work in the individual’s own residence.  Sunrise is responsible for providing the appropriate level of services and supports during the hours the individual is not receiving Day Services outside of his/her residence or is not at school or work. This service is provided around the clock and Sunrise can accommodate people with very severe behavioral or medical conditions. 

Usually, one or two other housemates share the same residence.  The state of Tennessee does provide funding for a one-person, staffed home.  This living arrangement, generally, is only available for people who have behavioral or medical conditions that pose a serious and imminent danger of self-harm or harm to others and cannot be reasonably and adequately managed in a residence shared with other housemates.

The services Sunrise provides may include:  bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, meal preparation, household chores essential to the person’s health and safety, budget management, attending appointments and interpersonal and social skills building to enable the person to live successfully in a home in the community. Sunrise also provides oversight of the person’s health needs to include medication administration as permitted under Tennessee’s Nurse Practice Act and nursing services, if the individual requires this service.   Transportation is also included as part of the Supported Living services with the exception of transportation needed either to or from medical services, which is already covered through the Medicaid State Plan/TennCare program.

All homes in which supported living is provided must pass a safety inspection conducted by the State of Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities prior to the individual/individual’s guardian entering into a mortgage or lease agreement.

Greeneville Location

Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc.
Greeneville/Johnson City
1705 West Main Street
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743

(423)636-1333
(423)636-1466 fax
greeneville@sunrisegroup.org

Areas Served:
Counties of ,Carter, Greene, Hamilton , Jefferson, Sullivan, Unicoi and  Washington

Our programs are licensed and funded through the Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (TDDID). Our program has a letter of understanding with the State of Tennessee Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.

Services:

Behavior Support:

Sunrise provides behavioral assessment and behavioral support services directly to an individual to assist the individual in reducing behavior that may not be appropriate for living in a community and replacing it with a more positive model. Behavior support helps people learn new ways of showing how they feel. It also teaches others around them to learn new ways of responding in order to encourage appropriate behavior and discourage inappropriate behavior. 

Community Participation:

Sunrise provides day services outside of the individual’s residence designed to help people be a true part of their communities. These are activities like finding work or joining clubs, and meaningful experiences directed at assisting an individual to experience being part of the community. These activities are designed to support an individual’s goals, which address both the needs an individual may have and their personal preferences. 

Nursing:

Nursing is focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to death.

Personal Assistance:

Sunrise provides services in an individual’s own home or apartment.  Usually, this service is provided for only a few hours a day, unlike supported living services.  Sunrise will provide staff of the individual’s choosing to assist with activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, shopping and other everyday activities. People who live alone or with family members may access this service. 

Respite Care:

Designed to allow families to take a break from the daily care giving of their loved one.  Respite is considered temporary, short-term assistance. Research has shown when respite or short-term care for an individual with intellectual or other impairments is provided by persons other than their usual caregivers, the individual is able to stay in their home longer, without the need for placement in some type of residential program. Respite care allows a family to take a break from care giving to attend to other needs, travel, or care for another family member who is ill.         

Since families do not have the same needs, Sunrise’s respite support is always geared to the requirements of each family. In those instances where family needs do not match with existing services, supports will be developed to give the family access to the type of care it requires.  

Residential Habilitiation:

Designed to allow families to take a break from the daily care giving of their loved one.  Respite is considered temporary, short-term assistance. Research has shown when respite or short-term care for an individual with intellectual or other impairments is provided by persons other than their usual caregivers, the individual is able to stay in their home longer, without the need for placement in some type of residential program. Respite care allows a family to take a break from care giving to attend to other needs, travel, or care for another family member who is ill.         

Supported Employment:

Becoming a fully-integrated member of a community is often achieved by participating in some type of meaningful work.  Supported employment is a way to move people from dependence on a service delivery system to independence via competitive employment. Recent studies indicate the provision of ongoing support services for people with severe disabilities significantly increases their rates of employment retention. Supported employment provides training and assistance in a variety of activities to support an individual in obtaining and retaining paid employment. Supported employment provides the level of assistance needed; it is tailored to each person to ensure success in the work environment over time. 

Supported Employment supports offered include:

  • Assistance with interviewing and obtaining a job
  • Building appropriate social skills
  • Acquiring work clothing
  • Managing money
  • Vocational evaluations
     

Supported Living:

Supported Living services are provided in a home owned or leased by the individual.  The amount and type of supports required for an individual to enjoy the benefits and accept the responsibilities associated with home ownership or individual lease arrangements varies depending on each service recipient’s unique abilities and needs.  Specifically, Supported Living assistance provides an individual with individualized services and supports that enable the person to acquire, retain, or improve skills necessary to reside in his/her own home.

Sunrise provides the supports needed for an individual to live in his/her residence through staff who work in the individual’s own residence.  Sunrise is responsible for providing the appropriate level of services and supports during the hours the individual is not receiving Day Services outside of his/her residence or is not at school or work. This service is provided around the clock and Sunrise can accommodate people with very severe behavioral or medical conditions. 

Usually, one or two other housemates share the same residence.  The state of Tennessee does provide funding for a one-person, staffed home.  This living arrangement, generally, is only available for people who have behavioral or medical conditions that pose a serious and imminent danger of self-harm or harm to others and cannot be reasonably and adequately managed in a residence shared with other housemates.

The services Sunrise provides may include:  bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, meal preparation, household chores essential to the person’s health and safety, budget management, attending appointments and interpersonal and social skills building to enable the person to live successfully in a home in the community. Sunrise also provides oversight of the person’s health needs to include medication administration as permitted under Tennessee’s Nurse Practice Act and nursing services, if the individual requires this service.   Transportation is also included as part of the Supported Living services with the exception of transportation needed either to or from medical services, which is already covered through the Medicaid State Plan/TennCare program.

All homes in which supported living is provided must pass a safety inspection conducted by the state of Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities prior to the individual/individual’s guardian entering into a mortgage or lease agreement.

Knoxville Location

Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc.
5645 Merchant Center Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37912

(865)687-2977
(865)687-4497 fax
knoxville@sunrisegroup.org

Areas Served:
Counties of Bradley, Campbell, Knox, McMinn, and Union.

Our programs are licensedand fundedthrough the Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (TDDID). Our program has a letter of understanding with the State of Tennessee Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.

Services:

Behavior Support:

Sunrise provides behavioral assessment and behavioral support services directly to an individual to assist the individual in reducing behavior that may not be appropriate for living in a community and replacing it with a more positive model. Behavior support helps people learn new ways of showing how they feel. It also teaches others around them to learn new ways of responding in order to encourage appropriate behavior and discourage inappropriate behavior. 

Community Participation:

Sunrise provides day services outside of the individual’s residence which are designed to help people be a true part of their communities. These are activities like finding work or joining clubs, and meaningful experiences directed at assisting an individual to experience being part of the community. These activities are designed to support an individual’s goals, which address both the needs an individual may have and their personal preferences. 

Personal Assistance:

Sunrise provides services in an individual’s own home or apartment.  Usually, this service is provided for only a few hours a day, unlike supported living services.  Sunrise will provide staff of the individual’s choosing to assist with activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, shopping and other everyday activities. People who live alone or with family members may access this service. 

Respite Care:

Designed to allow families to take a break from the daily care giving of their loved one.  Respite is considered temporary, short-term assistance. Research has shown when respite or short-term care for an individual with intellectual or other impairments is provided by persons other than their usual caregivers, the individual is able to stay in their home longer, without the need for placement in some type of residential program. Respite care allows a family to take a break from care giving to attend to other needs, travel, or care for another family member who is ill.         

Since families do not have the same needs, Sunrise’s respite support is always geared to the requirements of each family. In those instances where family needs do not match with existing services, supports will be developed to give the family access to the type of care it requires.

Supported Employment:

Becoming a fully-integrated member of a community is often achieved by participating in some type of meaningful work.  Supported employment is a way to move people from dependence on a service delivery system to independence via competitive employment. Recent studies indicate the provision of ongoing support services for people with severe disabilities significantly increases their rates of employment retention. Supported employment provides training and assistance in a variety of activities to support an individual in obtaining and retaining paid employment. Supported employment provides the level of assistance needed; it is tailored to each person to ensure success in the work environment over time. 

 
Some of the Supported Employment supports offered by Sunrise include: 

  • Assistance with interviewing and obtaining a job
  • Assistance on the job 
  • Building appropriate social skills
  • Managing money
  • Vocational & Evaluation

Supported Living:

Supported living services are provided in a home owned or leased by the individual.  The amount and type of supports required for an individual to enjoy the benefits and accept the responsibilities associated with home ownership or individual lease arrangements are variable, depending upon each service recipient’s unique abilities and needs.  Specifically, Supported Living assistance provides an individual with individualized services and supports that enable the person to acquire, retain, or improve skills necessary to reside in his/her own home.

Sunrise provides the supports needed for an individual to live in his/her residence through staff who work in the individual’s own residence.  Sunrise is responsible for providing the appropriate level of services and supports 24 hours per day during the hours the individual is not receiving Day Services outside of his/her residence or is not at school or work. Sunrise can accommodate people with very severe behavioral or medical conditions. 

Usually, one or two other housemates share the same residence.  The State of Tennessee does provide funding for a one person, staffed home but this living arrangement is usually only available for people who have behavioral or medical conditions that pose a serious and imminent danger of self-harm or harm to others which cannot be reasonably and adequately managed in a residence shared with other housemates.  

The services Sunrise provides may include:  bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, meal preparation, household chores essential to the person’s health and safety, budget management, attending appointments and interpersonal and social skills building to enable the person to live successfully in a home in the community. Sunrise also provides oversight of the person’s health needs to include medication administration as permitted under Tennessee’s Nurse Practice Act and nursing services, if the individual requires this service.   Transportation is also included as part of the Supported Living services with the exception of transportation needed either to or from medical services which is already covered through the Medicaid State Plan/TennCare program.

All homes in which supported living is provided must pass a safety inspection conducted by the State of Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities prior to the individual/individual’s guardian entering into a mortgage or lease agreement.  

Medical Residential Services:

A Medical Residential Services home has no more that four residents, with the exception of those homes which are licensed as a Residential Habilitation Facility.

Family Model Residential:

The Family Model Residential Support is a residential service where a recipient lives in the home of a trained caregiver (or caregiver family) but is not a family member to the recipient.