We occasionally work in Nashville, Tennessee, as it is where one of our founders is based. While we haven’t formally expanded to Nashville yet, we do occasionally take bring on clients there on a pro bono basis as this is meaningful to use. We do this for a few reasons. Firstly, for us it is simply a means of giving back to the community. While we have since moved on to Westlake Village from our humble roots in the Bluegrass State, we retain many connections to the greater Tennessee area. Our pro bono work there is simply our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much.
Additionally, Nashville is a city that can use all the help it can get. Traffic conditions have worsened in recent years as the city is going through growing pains that other, larger cities like Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas experienced at similar sizes. Since 1982, for example, the percentage of rush-hour traffic has almost doubled, and it is expected that Nashville will add one million more residents over the next two decades. This growth is sure to tax an already strained local infrastructure that most claim doesn’t even have adequate public transport.
Alcolohism is also a problem in Nashville, which boasts of an excellent nightlife and music scene that have lead many to draw comparisons to Austin, but which can also lead people to lead lifestyles of excess and self-indulgence. While the excesses here have lead some to dub it “Nash Vegas”, the truth is that Nashville is no more excessive or debaucherous than your average American city, but it still struggles mightily with substance abuse, especially alcoholism. The good news is that it does offer some great beers for anybody visiting it.
Caring for our Elderly Parents in Nashville
Finally, many elderly in Nashville do not get the help they seek as there is currently a shortage of elder care services here. This might sound like a small or insignificant point, but when you consider how rapidly the Baby Boomer demographic is aging, and how large a portion of the US population they constitute, you can see the relevance of this. This hits especially close to home for me, as I have elderly parents who require a high degree of care that I am able to provide myself, as they are based in California. However, were they to still be based in Tennessee I am uncertain of the caliber and quality of support that they receive. Of course they would be able to find something, but the quality of that service would not necessarily be high. I am not sure how to explain this shortage of qualified caregivers in Nashville, but I can attest that it is something I have witnessed myself on my many tips back home. And as I watch my peers help their aging boomer parents to live more comfortable lives, I am realizing the importance of being able to get homecare no matter the city one is based in.
Ultimately, if you come from Nashville then you know that you will always go back there at some point. And while we call California home for now, there is a good chance that we’ll end up retiring in Nashville in about ten years or so. It’s difficult to say this early on in the game, but the quality of life there is high and the cost of living is very low, especially when compared to California.
All this post is to say, if you wish to solicit our services in Nashville, we may be able to help. Ultimately, our ability to lend a hand will depend on our current client volume and whether we have other clients in the Tennessee area at the time when you inquire with us. This best thing to do is fill out our contact form, which you can do here, and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.