The year 2021 has been full of challenges and changes. David Coker, owner of Comfort Keepers, a nonmedical in-home care company, knows this better than anyone. Coker owns the Columbia, Sumter, Florence, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville offices, with his first opening in 2006. With the pandemic, in-home care services have never been more needed and more beneficial.
Our caregivers can keep someone safe in their own home while providing one-on-one care, keeping that person from having to go into a nursing home or assisted living where they are at a much greater risk. Our clients can get everything they need in the comfort of their own homes safely, but also, more importantly, quality care.
“Caregivers have always been the backbone of Comfort Keepers, and we pride ourselves on hiring those with a passion for what they do,” Coker explains. “Our caregivers take their job very seriously and want to provide the best for our clients, and companionship and social interaction play a huge role in our clients’ lives keeping them active and engaged. Comfort Keepers offers all levels of nonmedical in-home care, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our caregivers are able to help a client with bathing, dressing, transferring, meal preparation, and errand running, to name a few. Our plan of care is tailored to meet our individual client needs and can be updated as needed throughout their time with Comfort Keepers. For more information on how Comfort Keepers can assist you, please give us a call today!”
DayBreak Adult Care Services, Inc.
DayBreak Adult Care Services was founded in 2001 by Coker Day with the mission to provide quality care to help seniors remain in their homes at their desired level of independence for as long as possible. Whether a senior remains in their home, a nursing home, assisted living, or hospital, DayBreak caregivers provide needed care and companionship. Being locally owned allows Daybreak to customize the care that works best for each client.
For more than 20 years, DayBreak caregivers have enhanced the lives of seniors by focusing on compassion, reliability, and accountability. The number one priority is to give the best care possible. Daybreak also improves the lives of family members by offering respite care by relieving the stress of caring for a loved one.
Discovery Village At Sandhill
Discovery Village At Sandhill is a stunning, new-construction community that offers amenity-rich, independent senior living just steps from all the diverse fun and entertainment that awaits throughout the Village At Sandhill.
Our stylish, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes come in eight spacious floor plan options, each featuring quality construction, designer finishes, and available outdoor living areas. Each also offers a full kitchen, stainless steel appliances, premium flooring, cabinetry and countertops, independent thermostats, walk-in closets, integrated washers and dryers, and more.
The best part about living at Discovery Village, however, is the best-in-class amenities and lifestyle programs, which empower active living and give residents the ability to choose from multiple dining, recreation, social, and entertainment options, for an overall lifestyle that’s customizable by – and for – each individual’s own unique likes and preferences.
Resort-Style Amenities & Services Include: Multiple Casual & Upscale Dining Venues; Bar & Lounge; Heated, Indoor/Outdoor Pool with Retractable Walls; Discovery Silver Cinema Movie Theater; FitCamp® Health & Fitness Center with Personalized Training; Professional Beauty Salon & Barber Shop with Spa Services; Outdoor Putting Green & Bocce Courts; Arts & Crafts Studio; Game & Card Room; Weekly Housekeeping; 24-Hour Concierge Service; and Complimentary, Scheduled Transportation and More!
Small pets are lovingly welcomed in our community. Please call for details.
Lexington Medical Center
Geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on care for elderly people. Geriatricians help to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. Through their experience and expertise, they understand the complex medical conditions senior citizens can face. Sometimes, these providers are trained as family practice or internal medicine physicians and complete additional fellowships in geriatrics. In addition, family practice physicians can take care of each generation of a family, from children to seniors.
Several Lexington Medical Center physicians have specialized training in geriatric medicine.
Whether you don’t have a doctor or you’re looking for a new one, Lexington Medical Center makes it easy. Visit LexMed.com/Doctors to search among the region’s most qualified physicians to find the one that’s right for you.
Lourie Life & Health
Why use a local agent when looking at Medicare options?
Making decisions about Medicare requires much thought, planning, and research. It’s important to work with someone familiar with the options available in your county and state. At Lourie Life & Health, we will do the research to make sure your prescription drugs are covered and your doctors and healthcare facilities are in network with the plan you’re considering.
It’s tempting to pick up the phone and work with a call center. During this pandemic, a telephone consultation may be safer than an in-person meeting. Local agents can do both. Also consider who will be there to answer a question when you have an unexpected medical bill or claim denial. Your local agent is more than an order taker; they are your advocate and regular resource for all your questions.
At Lourie Life & Health, you’ll work with a local professional experienced in helping find the health plan that meets your specific needs and budget.
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
Faith-Based Nonprofit Senior Solutions
“Believing in the presence of God, the value of human life, and the dignity of the individual, the mission of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc., as a ministry of the church, is to promote the well-being of older adults by providing residential, health care, and hospice services.”
Founded in faith, Lutheran Homes is South Carolina’s largest nonprofit provider dedicated to senior care. Renowned for innovative programs and compassionate care, our mission spans over a century in the service to people of all faiths.
We believe that all people should have plenty of opportunities to flourish and enjoy life. We strive to provide a lifestyle that encourages vitality and happiness in the moments. Our calendar of life enrichment activities and events, along with one-on-one interactions, encourage six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and occupational. Together, the dimensions make up our BeWell Wellness program to support the well-being of more than 1,200 older adults that we serve daily.
Daily, each of our 1,000 plus TeamMates has a unique opportunity to make a difference. Through our Five to Thrive program, we encourage staff members to put our Priorities – our name for those in our care — first. Whether it’s remembering an anniversary, lending a listening ear, or delivering person-centered care, we believe that it is the attention to each of these interactions that makes our organization one-of-a-kind in Southern hospitality and Christian care.
Across the state, our comprehensive ministry offers programs supporting independence and wellness:
• BeWell@Home: a statewide program offering a unique blend of traditional retirement community services and benefits of long-term care while living at home;
• BeWell Home Services: nonmedical, personal support at home;
• 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.
Each of our programs is as unique as you, your personal preferences, and needs. It’s your life. Live it your way. Choose to be with Lutheran Homes.
Oakleaf Village of Lexington
Welcome to Oakleaf Village of Lexington. Our unique approach to assisted living and memory care allows residents to maintain their independence while receiving the care and support they need. The decision to transition to assisted living is not an easy one and our staff understands that age and health care needs do not diminish the desire to want to live a fulfilled and engaging life. At Oakleaf Village, you don’t have to choose between the lifestyle you want and the services you require.
Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist residents with their personal care needs. We know that everyone is unique, and we ensure that each resident has individualized care customized to meet their needs.
Our secured memory care is specifically designed for those experiencing dementia and other cognitive impairments. We work hard to cater to the specific needs of each person, with the goal of keeping our residents active and engaged. At Oakleaf Village, we celebrate the daily successes and live in the present with those who entrust us with their care.
Our two-bedroom, one-bedroom, and studio floor plans allow you to right size your residence. Select the apartment that’s right for you and furnish it to suit your own style and design.
At Oakleaf Village we love what we do, and it shows. We set the bar high because you and your family deserve no less. Call us today and schedule a tour.
Solutions for Living at Home
At Solutions for Living at Home, we understand how to assist families with their loved one. Solutions for Living at Home has helped improve the quality of life for many individuals in our community, by allowing people to stay in their own homes and receive individualized care when they need it. Services include Alzheimer’s/dementia care, hospital/transition care, wellness support, transportation, meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping, personal care, companionship, and much more. Whether your needs are simple or challenging, Solutions for Living at Home can help you live a happier life by providing quality assistance to individuals of all ages and varying circumstances.
As a ministry of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, Solutions for Living at Home extends the Still Hopes commitment to those in the Midlands and surrounding counties. We have served the community for more than 11 years, and our services are provided by experienced professionals who are rigorously screened, carefully selected, and trained.
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
If you drive onto the Still Hopes campus, you will see huge banners that read “Still Hopes Strong.” There are few times in life where words ring quite so true. Like many of you, Still Hopes has endured a lot over the past 18 months; however, through the hardships, there has been great strength to be found. That strength is found in our residents who trust us to keep them safe, even when they have grown weary of all the “rules.” That strength is found in our amazing staff who just keep showing up day after day to do the good work that must be done. We are so proud of our community. We are not just surviving, but continuing to thrive and look ahead to an assuredly bright future.
Our HopeWell building is complete, and residents began moving into HopeWell in February of this year. We have only two of the 80 apartments available in HopeWell, and seeing it come to life has been invigorating. We are also about to embark on the demolition of our Bistro dining venue, and residents are excited for the future of that space, which will include a dining area and pub. We have also had some exciting staffing additions as our community continues to grow, including the hiring of David Smart, who is now our vice president of operations. We also welcomed Reverend Douglas Gray as our new chaplain and Derek Graham as our director of hospitality and culinary.
Still Hopes’ mission is to provide a faith-based community where life will be as rich and full as God intends it to be, holding to our values, serving one another with dedication, and promoting health and wellness for all. As always, we pledge to honor this mission through our good work at Still Hopes.
The Harmony Collection at Columbia
Comfort. Easy elegance. Irresistible cuisine. Friends and family. These are the elements that make a person feel at home, and they are the very essence of everyday senior living at The Harmony Collection at Columbia. We offer a continuum of care from Independent Living to Assisted Living as well as an All-Inclusive Memory Care community. Harmony boasts spacious apartments and a rich menu of services and amenities, perfect for those who are ready to expand their horizons.
Until you’ve experienced the convenience of living at The Harmony, it’s hard to imagine just how much freedom and peace of mind can come from a maintenance-free lifestyle. All the hours once spent on lawn care, cleaning the gutters, and housework are now yours to enjoy as you wish. Catch an afternoon matinee and cap off the day with a lovely dinner shared with friends and family, and then leave the dishes to us. There’s a lot to experience at The Harmony and our family is dedicated to helping you and your loved one find the most joy in what each day has to offer. Our caring staff works together with you and your family to create an individualized service plan based on a comprehensive assessment. We cater to the whole person, meeting such needs as assistance with medications, scheduling health care appointments, or offering a friendly escort to meals and activities. Come see all that good living can be.