DayBreak Adult Care
Coker Day founded DayBreak Adult Care Services in 2001 with the mission to provide quality care to help clients remain at their desired level of independence for as long as possible. DayBreak is not a franchise and is locally owned and operates only in South Carolina. Their number-one priority is to give their clients the best care possible. Some of the original caregivers are still employed at DayBreak. As the population continues to grow older, the biggest challenge is keeping up with demand and providing caregivers who meet the company’s high standards. Over the past 18 years, DayBreak has enhanced the lives of thousands in Columbia by allowing them to remain at home longer. DayBreak also helps relieve family members of the stress of caring for a loved one.
HarborChase of Columbia
Nestled in a natural setting overlooking Lake Woodcross, HarborChase of Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care offers an active and engaging retirement lifestyle, full of new friends, generous amenities, and unsurpassed hospitality. To help cultivate their emphasis on hospitality, the community is staffed 24 hours a day with associates and concierge. Through the Chef’s Fare Dining Services, residents enjoy award-winning seasonal cuisine created by their professional culinary team. Their Life Enrichment Program is designed to provide social, devotional, fitness, and recreational opportunities to energize and inspire. Residents also enjoy a perfect combination of convenience and care. The community offers a variety of attention levels, including: assisted living, memory care, respite care, and day retreats.
First-time visitors are invited to visit and enjoy a complimentary chef-prepared lunch.
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
Your Life. Our Mission.
Founded in faith, Lutheran Homes is South Carolina’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior housing and related care. Their mission of service spans over a century, and they are renowned for innovative programs and compassionate care through their commitment to promote the well-being of people of all faiths.
Celebrating life, every day and everywhere is key. Lutheran Homes’ belief is that each person should have plenty of opportunities to thrive. They strive to provide an environment that encourages vitality and joy in the moments. Their calendar of life enrichment activities and events, along with one-on-one interactions, stimulate six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and occupational. Together, the dimensions make up their BeWell Wellness program to support the well-being of more than 1,200 older adults they serve daily.
Each of their 1,100 plus TeamMates has a unique opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life every day. Through their Five to Thrive program, they expect and encourage staff members to put those they serve first. Whether it’s something like remembering their birthday, or helping to carry in their groceries, or delivering person-centered care, Lutheran Homes believes that it is the attention to each of these moments that makes their organization one-of-a-kind in Southern hospitality and care.
Lutheran Homes offers programs promoting independence and wellness across the state:
* BeWell@Home: a statewide program offering a unique blend of traditional retirement community services and comparable benefits of long-term care while living at home;
* BeWell Home Services: non-medical, personal support at home in the Midlands, Lowcountry, Upstate, and Aiken;
* Franke at Seaside, Mount Pleasant: independent and assisted living, memory support, long-term care, Medicare certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation;
* The Heritage at Lowman, Chapin: independent and assisted living, memory support, long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation;
* Trinity on Laurens: independent and assisted living;
* Rice Estate, Columbia: independent and assisted living, long-term care, Medicare certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation;
* RoseCrest, Inman: independent and assisted living, memory support, long-term care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation; and,
* Lutheran Hospice: compassionate end-of-life care in the Midlands, Lowcountry, and Upstate.
Each of their communities and programs are as unique as you, your personal preferences, and your individual needs. It’s your life. Choose to live it your way. Choose to be with Lutheran Homes.
Columbia Presbyterian Community
“I’m Glad I’m Here”
By Jackie Perrone
“In the past, 80 years old was considered the usual age for entry into a retirement home. We were in our 70s when my husband, Jim Perrone, developed serious heart disease, and we made the decision to sell our house and move to the Columbia Presbyterian Community. We had been heavily involved in its fundraising and planning, which made it possible in 1986. I can’t say it was easy, but those factors certainly mitigated the stress that goes with downsizing and moving.
“Jim lived less than a year after we moved into Columbia Presbyterian Community. How glad was I that we had accomplished the move together, and that I was not faced with carrying out that project without him!
“Incredibly, all that happened 20 years ago. Now, at 94, I realize every day that it was exactly the right thing for us. My fellow residents share my gratitude that this place is available and that we have shed the responsibilities that go with maintaining a home. Everything we could possibly need is provided, with loving, capable hands, whether it’s medical, personal, recreational, or lifestyle support. The dining room offers three tasty meals every day, as well as holiday parties and celebrations. Life Enrichment Department keeps creative activities going at all times; your doctor will tell you that socialization is an important element in successful aging. A busy Transportation Department takes care of doctors’ appointments as well as shopping and social outings.
“With no housework, no yard work, and no kitchen commitment, my time is my own, and I am able to spend it doing free-lance writing, which has always been my passion.
“Needless to say, my children are very thankful that I am well situated with security and assistance; they are free to travel and embark on adventures without any worry about poor old Mom. All of us wonder why so many people resist the idea of moving into a retirement home. What’s not to like?”
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
At Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, their vision is clear: “To exemplify a new expectation for senior living.” Their expectation is that those who chose Still Hopes as home embark on their very best life journey. They know from expert research in their field that the benefits of socialization, living in community together, increases both life expectancy and quality. Knowing the best years are ahead of those they serve, and that their residents have embraced living in an active and thriving community, the staff at Still Hopes tirelessly seeks out and implements new ways to enhance lifestyle.
More than 10 years ago, they committed to a wellness model. Through careful planning, they developed their comprehensive, state-of-the-art Marshall Shearouse Wellness Center. The Shearouse Center includes a heated 20-yard lap pool, complete with a deep water therapy well. Here they offer multiple daily water aerobics classes. The Shearouse Center also offers a weight circuit, equipped with compression resistance, allowing for safe exercise. Also offered are multiple aerobic options, including treadmills, recumbent cycles, rowing, and a stair climber.
The spacious aerobics studio allows their team of wellness staff members to maximize opportunities for active physical wellness. This commitment to wellness certainly embodies their vision, which is again: “Exemplifying a new expectation for senior living.”
Later this year they will open their newest residential neighborhood, Greenway. Within Greenway they offer RiverBanks, a suite of assisted living apartments. These will range in size from 500 square feet, up to almost 900 square feet. Also, within Greenway are offered three lively, well-appointed, neighborhoods for skilled nursing: the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad. Residents here will receive the best care possible, while also enjoying spacious, luxurious suites. Each neighborhood offers its own living room, sun room, library, activity rooms, and dining room. Each neighborhood also has its own distinct entry, and each is scaled and designed to be “home.” These homes further attest to the commitment to their vision. At Still Hopes, they work with passion to be the very best. Their commitment extends not only to their residents but to the community they live in and serve. Come and live well!
Solutions for Living at Home
We Listen. We Plan. We Care
Whether your in-home care needs are simple or challenging, Solutions for Living at Home can help you live a happier life by providing quality assistance and care to individuals of all ages and varying circumstances. Solutions for Living at Home is a non-profit, community-based home care ministry that strives to exceed the needs and expectations of those they serve in Richland and Lexington counties.
Their services are delivered by experienced professionals who are rigorously screened, carefully selected, and trained on an ongoing basis. Whether you need help with personal care, meal prep, assistance with your everyday to-do list, or just a friendly companion, let their compassionate, client-centered care team go to work for you, or someone you love.
The Crossings at Columbia
Winter can be a tough time of year for older adults. Cooler temperatures often prevent seniors from leaving their homes. As the weeks go by, it isn’t uncommon for seniors to begin to suffer the negative health effects caused by loneliness and isolation.
Bob Gildea moved from Florida to be closer to his daughter and grandkids. “I realized I’m getting older and slowing down a bit. Although I knew it was a big decision, I felt like it was the right one,” Bob states. At The Crossings at Columbia, they understand that prolonged isolation among older adults is linked to a variety of health issues, including:
* Increased risk for falls and decreased mobility
* Unintended weight gain and obesity
* Cardiac-related health problems
* Alcohol and drug abuse
“But isolation is different than feeling lonely — and it’s important to understand the difference,” says Leslie Hall, executive director at the Crossings. The most common causes of isolation in older adults are lack of transportation, loss of social networks, and loss of a spouse or partner.
“At The Crossing at Columbia, you are surrounded by friends and staff to support your needs and desire for care, and to chase the winter blues away,” Leslie says. And Bob agrees! “The staff is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, and I’ve made some great friends.”
The Village at Southlake
At The Village at Southlake, you will find personal touches and activities unique to the vibrant community as well as a comfortable lifestyle that is right for you. Just two miles from downtown Lexington, The Village at Southlake combines the beauty and recreation of Lexington with the amenities and services you’ve come to expect from an exceptional retirement community.
You will have the opportunity to continue your active lifestyle while still enjoying all of the extras that are offered, including: monthly rental with no buy-in or long-term lease; well-appointed finishes in each residence; an active and engaging Life Enrichment program; three meals served daily from the seasonal menu designed by a chef; maintenance and landscaping; all utilities except for telephone; housekeeping service; emergency call system; swimming pool and fitness center; private clubhouse; and a washer and dryer in each residence.
Escape to The Village at Southlake and join them for the good life.