Agape Care South Carolina
Agape Care is the leading hospice and palliative care provider in South Carolina, serving all 46 counties across the state.
In early 2020, Agape Hospice and Hospice Care of South Carolina combined to form Agape Care to expand its patient services. The combined organization has 900 employees and cares for more than 1,500 patients. Though the company has a new name, they provide the same exceptional care families have relied upon for many years.
If your family is caring for someone affected by serious illness, Agape Care’s team of experienced professionals is here to help. The company offers an individualized care plan to ensure each patient and their family have the support they want and need during every stage of their journey. Care is provided wherever the patient calls home — whether that is in an assisted living facility, hospital, nursing home, or private residence.
Care programs offered include adult hospice care, adult palliative care, and pediatric palliative and concurrent care. Agape Care also has four hospice houses throughout the state, including one in Columbia on Stoneridge Drive.
Hospice services are available to patients who no longer benefit from, or choose to forgo, curative treatment. The typical hospice patient has a prognosis or life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness follows its expected course. Services are provided by a team of trained professionals who provide medical care and support services, not only to the patient but also to the patient’s family and caregivers as well.
Hospice is designed to manage pain and discomfort, provide for medical needs and equipment, offer spiritual assistance and guidance, facilitate communications, and support the patient and their family in understanding their options for care.
Patients who may benefit from hospice care are those in the final stages of chronic lung disease, congestive heart failure, AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and other life-limiting, terminal illnesses.
Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis. It also provides patients with much-needed education regarding advance care planning and their disease and its prognosis. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Hands of Hope is the pediatric care program, which offers palliative and concurrent care for any child managing a life-limiting illness. Through a compassionate care model, Hands of Hope provides support for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and their families so they can focus on what matters most.
Inpatient hospice care at one of Agape Care’s four hospice houses gives your loved one access to medical and emotional support 24 hours a day, in addition to providing pain management and other palliative treatments. It can be challenging to care for an ailing loved one on your own. Thankfully, you don’t need to. Consultations about inpatient hospice care and virtual tours are available.
Why families choose Agape Care: available 24/7, experienced, collaborative care teams; superior clinical quality; and dedication to delivering a meaningful patient and family experience with every interaction. Agape Care’s mission is to serve with love, providing comfort and support through compassionate care and meaningful experiences.
Family Testimonial: “Agape Hospice came in and surrounded my dad, myself, and the rest of our family with all the love, care, patience, friendship, and support that I could have ever asked for or ever imagined.” – Kimberly, daughter
The Heritage at Lowman —
The Courtyards@ Lowman
Imagine living a new lifestyle at the Heritage at Lowman in January 2021! Our new rental pocket apartment neighborhood called The Courtyards at Lowman is well-suited for people who seek to live in a connected and supportive place. This new independent living model is one-of-a kind in the state and reflects the Heritage’s lifestyle values for comfortable Southern living nestled in a quiet neighborhood. The expansive 200+ acre natural setting is rich with green spaces, large trees, walking trails accented by outdoor exercise stations, gardens, and a stocked fishing pond. Just minutes from Columbia, Harbison shopping and restaurant venues, and Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle while being close to urban conveniences.
Each neighborhood includes seven one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments ranging from 740-1,018 square feet. Floor plans are attentively designed for maximum flow and natural light and feature walk-in closets, accessible bathing, side-by-side washers and dryers, open kitchens with stainless appliances, granite countertops throughout, wall-to-wall carpeting and luxury vinyl plank flooring.
The apartments surround an attractive courtyard with landscaping and porches to enhance outdoor enjoyment and interaction among neighbors. An attached community room provides indoor gathering space for neighborhood and private social events. Residents have two entrances to their apartments — through the common courtyard or their private rear patio, which provides a golf cart charging pad. A dedicated vehicle parking spot is provided just a short walk away.
Outdoor walking paths connect the apartment homes to the community Wellness Center offering bistro dining, a full fitness center with indoor pool and whirlpool spa, fitness class areas and equipment, library, gathering spaces, chapel, gift shop, and other amenities. Apartment conveniences include wellness programs with personalized wellness assessment, guidance, and scheduled spiritual, social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and vocational programs. A maintenance-free lifestyle includes biweekly housekeeping, landscaping, and groundskeeping. Personal emergency response systems, utilities, Wi-Fi, and priority access to the Lutheran Homes’ service continuum are included.
The Courtyards at Lowman offers a unique rental option to enjoy the Heritage at Lowman independent lifestyle without submitting a large upfront entrance fee payment. Phase 1 units are nearly full so come tour and reserve your apartment today! Be one of the first residents to live in these unique pocket apartment neighborhoods. Take a look now at theheritageatlowman.org/courtyards-lowman. Contact Beth McLean at 803.451.7446 or EMcLean@TheHeritageAtLowman.org for your personalized tour.
Humana is a leading health and well-being company committed to helping millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. The company’s successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Humana’s efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
Unprecedented. How many times have we heard that word in 2020? “Unprecedented” times. This year has certainly been one for the books and not always in a good way. However, this year has also brought many unexpected joys in the midst of difficult days. One such joy has simply been to watch the Still Hopes staff and residents come together like never before. Our residents have stated time and time again how grateful they are to call Still Hopes home during this “unprecedented” time. The fact that residents and staff can physically see one another and metaphorically lean on each other right now is a major blessing. Along with our people, our physical spaces have largely contributed to the wellness of those who reside on our campus.
This past year we celebrated the grand opening of our new Greenway building. Greenway is home to our River Banks Assisted Living and our Jane Bruce Guignard Skilled Nursing neighborhoods. This state-of-the-art building was designed to embody the household model of care. We are the first Life Plan Community in the Southeast to utilize the household model of care for our residents, and the positive impact it has on our residents’ quality of life is evident.
In a few months we will celebrate the grand opening of our newest apartment building, the WellPointe Project. The WellPointe Project will provide another state-of-the-art space complete with beautiful apartment homes and ample amenities. Our new WellPointe Project residents will have access to Still Hopes’ array of dining and recreational options. We can’t wait to welcome these new residents home.
We would be grateful for the opportunity to show you our amazing community and show you the Still Hopes way of life. Please call us to arrange a convenient time for us to share our home with you.
In the spring of 2003, David Coker’s grandmother had a stroke. “My mother and her sister were constantly running back and forth to assist her with her needs, and they really needed a break,” he says. After doing a little research about Comfort Keepers and learning that the organization has 600-plus franchise offices nationwide, David eventually met with them in Ohio and decided to bring Comfort Keepers’ same services to South Carolina.
“It has been a great experience ever since, providing quality care for so many seniors and others throughout the Midlands and being one of the few business I know of where you are fortunate enough to get thank you cards from your clients,” David shares. Comfort Keepers has been able to provide services to thousands of clients in the Columbia area. Currently, in fact, Comfort Keepers now operates in the Florence and Sumter markets as well.
“We provide assistance with household tasks, such as light housekeeping and meal preparation, and personal care tasks, such as bathing and grooming,” David explains.
In addition, Comfort Keepers offers clients a wide range of companionship services, including conversation, walks, errands (including transportation), as well as assistance with hobbies and other interests. “By providing the right mix of in-home senior care services, we are able to help your loved ones maintain independence while enhancing their quality of life,” says David.
Discovery Village At Sandhill
Discovery Village At Sandhill is a world-class senior living community located in Columbia, South Carolina. Discovery Village At Sandhill offers outstanding active Independent Living, providing residents with exceptional service for an affordable price.
Explore our luxurious Grande Clubhouse amenities where you will enjoy a sensational dining experience, participate in fun activities, and enrich yourself with our award-winning lifestyle programs. Our resort-style amenities ensure that your every need is taken care of while you relax in our pool; take part in exciting activities; or enjoy our on-site spa and barbershop, educational programs, and a fitness center with classes designed specifically for active seniors.
Our stylish apartment homes are spacious and modern. Each of our welcoming spaces features a kitchenette with a refrigerator, spacious living areas, and large bathrooms. Our lifestyle programs are designed to improve your health, foster friendships in the community, and introduce you to all that Columbia has to offer. We handle the hassles while you enjoy your life. The cuisine at Discovery Village At Sandhill is the best in South Carolina. Some would argue that the quality of our catered dining outshines everything else. We love good service and varied menu options. Using the freshest locally sourced ingredients available, Sensations chefs create mouthwatering dishes you’ll be excited to try.
Come experience our exceptional lifestyle for yourself!
Harmony at Columbia
For many families, this holiday season could look a little different in a senior living community. “Not so,” says Mary Ann Hux, resident of Harmony at Columbia. “We felt so welcomed here, I didn’t even feel sad not being in my previous home. Thank goodness I don’t have to put a tree up. I love decorations, but I can’t do it like I use to. Harmony decorates everything!”
“Our residents are family. My team takes pride in providing love and support for our residents when their families can’t be here,” says Don Deppe, health care director.
Life in Harmony includes all the services one might expect from a senior living community, from concierge services to larger than average well-appointed apartments, and a family of caregivers on hand 24 hours a day. This holiday, more than ever, you deserve peace of mind. Family serving Families.
Merrill Gardens at Columbia
Merrill Gardens at Columbia is located in the center of the exciting BullStreet development bursting with nearby amenities and attractions. The community offers independent senior living and memory care. This stunning and luxurious new senior living community features traditional design with a modern twist — spacious private apartments and lots of common areas make it the ideal spot for seniors to relax and enjoy. Take a stroll across the street to enjoy the Segra Park professional baseball stadium — the ballpark is open to the public every day as a park with a walking track. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your personalized tour!