About

Who We Are

ALPS is a non-profit 501(c) (3), state licensed comprehensive health program designed to meet the needs of adults with cognitive and/or physical impairments. We began operation in 1986.  A large portion of our operating costs comes from fundraising events, grant writing and the generous support of the communities we serve. Only with this amazing support are we able to charge our families on a sliding scale, making ALPS Adult Day Services the most cost effective means of serving our aging population.

Therapeutic activities are intended to assist individuals with structure and meaningful activities to improve or sustain their abilities in such areas as: ADL’s, health status, movement, attention span, short and long term memory, nutritional intake and many other aspects needed to maintain a quality of life.

The program provides a safe and structured therapeutic environment. The facility is specifically designed to allow the maximum level of freedom while ensuring a safe and treatment-focused program.

The environment is specifically designed for individuals requiring space for wandering or other movement. Employees will accompany the client or be in close proximity for the necessary supervision to ensure safety.

Daily activities and therapies are designed to stimulate, motivate, and/or retrain participants to maximize their functional capacity. A monthly calendar of activities and events is posted and sent to caregivers. The Activity Director, in conjunction with the Program Director and/or Clinical Supervisor, plans daily activities for each month. Group and individual activities are provided.

Physical exercise, personal care, rest time, social interaction, orientation, reminiscing, language arts, arts & crafts, music, and meals/snacks/hydration are provided daily. Additional activities, such as pet therapy, horticultural therapy, special guests from the community, and art therapy, are provided throughout the month.

Services such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy are arranged via Home Health Services per physician’s orders.

ALPS Adult Day Services establishes an individualized Plan of Care for each participant. This Plan of Care sets forth measurable goals and/or behaviorally stated objectives, and is implemented within 30 days of the client’s enrollment and updated every three (3) months.

Family conferences will be scheduled, as deemed necessary, by ALPS employees or participant’s family.

During the Family Conference issues or concerns are identified and plans implemented to address these areas of concerns. Any issues outside of the ALPS domain are referred to the appropriate agency or resource, when available.

Health checks are completed daily or as often as needed to ensure the clients’ medical well being.

Food and hydration are provided on a daily basis and consist of the following: Breakfast (8:30a-9:30a), water
(mid-morning), lunch (12:00 noon), water (mid-afternoon), and snack (3:00p) on a daily basis.

At ALPS, we have a dedicated group of team members who work to ensure your loved one is well taken care, every step of the way.

Governing Board

Barbara Crawford

Barbara Crawford

Jackie Cutshaw

Jackie Cutshaw

President

Emily McIntire

Emily McIntire

Vice President

Lynn Listes

Lynn Listes

Treasurer

Ann Grove

Ann Grove

Secretary

Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Jack Kennerly

Jack Kennerly

Justin Burns

Justin Burns

Arista Metcalf

Arista Metcalf

Melanie Morelock

Melanie Morelock

Tina Harbison-Riggs

Tina Harbison-Riggs

Lifetime Board Members

Mitch robinson

Peggy Ray

Corporate Staff

Mahon Fritts

Mahon Fritts

CEO

423-312-0104

“It’s my pleasure to be of service”.

Kim Ratcliff

Kim Ratcliff

CFO

“I am thrilled to have joined ALPS in October 2018 as a full time Chief Financial Officer. Prior to October, I worked part-time on weekends performing all accounting functions for ALPS. I knew ALPS was a special place when I started full time and saw the interaction between the staff and the clients. I had no idea the love, care and compassion that is felt at ALPS.”

ALPS Adult Day Service
423-587-9149
600 N. Daisy Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Serving Hamblen, Jefferson, Grainger, Hawkins, Greene, Cocke, and other surrounding counties, our program offers compassionate care, therapeutic activities, and professional support. Participants include adults who are memory impaired, have physical problems, or are in need of structure and supervision.