The Bridge at Hickory Woods, premier senior living community in Antioch, was recently named a 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report best assisted living community.
The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data. The ratings are based on such factors as community and activities, food and dining, caregiving and management, and staffing for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
The Bridge at Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, is the ideal assisted living option for active seniors looking for a resort-style community to call home.
Located just outside Nashville, Antioch offers hometown friendliness with the attractions of a large city just minutes away.
Residents of The Bridge at Hickory Woods enjoy a full calendar of social and educational programs, assistance with activities of daily living, as well as helpful services and amenities to ensure their well-being and enhance their quality of life.
The Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating recognizes senior living and skilled nursing facilities that have prioritized health safety and visitor management through the utilization of advanced sign-in and health screening technology. 5-Star Safety Rated communities prioritize the need to identify, track, and screen all visitors, including family members, friends, third-party caregivers, and other vendors. These communities understand the risk that visitors and third-party care providers can pose for residents and staff and have put in place policies to help mitigate that risk. As a trusted symbol of Safety, the Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating helps communities increase awareness of the importance of safety through defined visitor management, health screening, entry policies, procedures, and systems.
What will you fall in love with at The Bridge at Hickory Woods? Maybe everything.
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Forest Dumont has been working in the senior living industry for eight years. He started out during his senior year of high school as a server at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove in Ooltewah, Tennessee.
After a year, he transitioned into the role of lead server, which he held for another year, before moving to The Bridge at Ooltewah, where he spent a year as the dining room supervisor and then two years as housekeeping supervisor/weekend manager. He also spent time as a sales associate at The Bridge at Ooltewah before returning to Greenbriar Cove as their sales director.
In his current role as executive director of The Bridge at Hickory Woods, Forest looks forward to finding unique ways to help the amazing associates who work there and the wonderful residents who call Hickory Woods home.
"To be successful so that I can help others is what inspires me,"" said Forest. "My goal is always to make those around me better and provide them the tools they need to succeed."
Originally from Michigan, Forest moved to Tennessee when he was 17 and earned his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in spring 2020.
In his free time, Forest pursues his latest pastime of golf, a sport he recently picked up after finishing college. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, which he has played since he was 4 years old. He currently plays in an adult recreational league. He’s a fan of other sports, too, especially rooting for the Michigan State Spartans in college football and basketball and following all of Detroit’s professional sports teams.
Forest lives with Sophie, his 8-year-old husky/border collie, who is incredibly active and keeps him outdoors a lot. And the exercise is good because it helps him work off his favorite food: pizza!Join Our Team