AGAPE MEDICAL MART
24/7 Health and Fitness Center is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new facility in the winter of 2014. The new location will be part of the historic Main Street revitalization project in conjunction with Agape Senior.
The new gym will be located on the 1600 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia and will offer a variety of convenient health and fitness options for the community to enjoy. Fully equipped with an array of circuit training, strength and cardio options, the club also features secured entry access, personal training, group exercise classes and more.
Membership starts at $25 per month with no enrollment fees or contracts required and will offer personal training packages. Packages consist of health and physical history analysis, one-on-one personal training sessions and nutritional/exercise programs tailored to your specific needs.
Adjacent to the new facility will be Good Life Café, a raw food and vegan restaurant. The restaurant’s menu offers a variety of unique American, Italian, Indian, Thai and Mexican inspired gourmet dishes, as well as all-natural juices and smoothies.
Come by the current location inside of Agape Medical Mart at 3685-A Leaphart Road in West Columbia to sign up for gym memberships and grab a fresh juice next door at Good Life Café. Browse Agape Medical Mart’s large selection of diabetic shoes, lift chairs, scrubs, health and fitness accessories and more. They can also take care of your durable medical equipment needs.
ALWAYS BEST CARE OF THE MIDLANDS
Always Best Care of the Midlands delivers excellent in-home care for seniors who need a little extra help in order to remain in their homes. Their reliable, hardworking caregivers follow a care plan written just for your elder loved one, and the company comes when you need them. Always Best Care (ABC) can help with bathing, medication reminders, light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, as well as providing genuine caring companionship for seniors, depending on each one’s needs. ABC is committed to total satisfaction for its clients. Always Best Care of the Midlands serves Richland and Lexington counties.
BRIAN CENTER – ST. ANDREWS REHABILITATION & HEALTHCARE CENTER
Celebrating the Art of Caring
At Brian Center – St. Andrews, compassion is one of their greatest talents, and it is a gift that they are able to give to each of their residents. Even in an increasingly fast-paced world, they still embrace the Art of Caring.
Located in Columbia, the 120-bed healthcare center ensures you can stay connected to everything and everyone you love. The Brian Center believes in delivering customized services that are tailored to meet your individual needs. By offering a wide array of amenities and healthcare services, they ensure you will get the care you need in an environment designed to make you feel right at home.
Brian Center – St. Andrews offers varying levels of care, with a distinct focus on rehabilitation. The dedicated team of professionals includes physicians, nurses and in-house physical, occupational and speech therapists. The rehab team is here to help you regain, improve and maintain your mobility and independence after an injury, illness or surgery.
Whether your stay is short or long, the Brian Center’s goal is to provide you with a perfect blend of comfort, security and care and a lifestyle that encompasses all aspects of health and wellness.
One of the best things about the community is that they understand that it’s the little things that matter. From the warm, friendly staff and residents to the newly renovated accommodations, Brian Center – St. Andrews is truly a magnificent home away from home.
For more than 14 years, Daybreak Adult Care Services has provided nonmedical services to seniors in their own homes. These customers’ needs can vary greatly. Some seniors might just need someone to drive them to run errands, or someone to help them take care of a pet. Others might need around-the-clock assistance. Care is generally given in private residences, but some clients are in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Daybreak has about 180 workers. “We’re a lot bigger, so we have a lot more resources,” owner Coker Day says. If a caregiver isn’t at work one day, someone else will be there. “I guarantee you that we won’t miss a shift, just because we have so much backup.” On the other hand, Day doesn’t want “a revolving door” of caregivers coming in and out. “We try and do everything we can to make sure you don’t have too many caregivers and that you have consistent caregivers coming out to your home.”
Daybreak Adult Care serves clients in Columbia, Lexington, Aiken and Hilton Head. For more information, visit www.daybreakcare.com
On a recent tour with sons who were exploring independent lifestyle options for their mother, one said to his brother, “Everyone here knows the residents. You can go up to anyone — housekeeper, maintenance person, waitstaff — and ask about a resident and they will know who that resident is. You won’t find that everywhere.” There is a warmth about Laurel Crest that has always been difficult to describe, but this observation rings true.
Laurel Crest is a continuing care retirement community overlooking the Saluda River. Laurel Crest offers independent living in apartment and cottage homes as well as assisted living, memory care and nursing care in an intimate setting. But what sets Laurel Crest apart is not the view or the campus – it is the people. Forty-four percent of the employees have been here for more than five years, and many more than 10 years. Residents come from various places and walks of life. They all welcome you to become part of their unique community.
Long’s Drugs. Get better.
At Long’s Drugs, the pharmacy counter is near the front door because they like to greet you the minute you walk in. This counter is where they get to know you, your family, your doctors and your medications. They find it really important to put you first here.
If this sounds different from what you’re used to, then it’s time you experienced the counter culture of Long’s Drugs. Prescriptions are ready when you need them, and Long’s will even deliver right to your door. Additionally, pharmacists like to spend time with you, and their prices are as competitive as any other store.
Now you can choose your pharmacy on great prices AND great service. Experience a pharmacy different from anywhere else. Because different is better.
Visit LongsRx.com to find one of the nine neighborhood pharmacies in the Midlands.
“We recognize that the decision to choose one of our communities, home services or hospice programs is much more than merely selecting a place to live or people to provide care. You are choosing a way to live,” says Denise Dickinsen, vice president of Planned Growth and Development for Lutheran Homes of South Carolina.
When you choose Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, you embark on an enriching journey for successful aging. A trusted provider of older adult services for more than 100 years, Lutheran Homes welcomes people of all faiths and offers a broad service continuum throughout the Midlands, Upstate and Lowcountry.
The diverse selection of in-home, non-medical support offered through BeWell Home Services includes assistance with personal care, housework, transportation, meal preparation and companionship. Continuing care retirement communities offer independent adults a choice of single-family patio homes, cottages or apartments with amenities to enable active and chore-free lifestyles.
When more help is needed, Assisted Living provides just the right support with daily living and care. Assisted Living gives families an affordable option to share the benefits of participating in daily programs and living in their current homes.
Memory Support programs are more than secured, with certified staff providing specialized care, life enrichment programs and family support for persons with Alzheimer’s and related memory concerns. Compassionate and skilled care teams in the Rehabilitation and HealthCare Centers deliver individualized treatment and support for short-term recovery and long-term care. Outpatient therapy programs offer continuity of treatment while allowing people to remain at home.
Lutheran Hospice caregivers help people with life-limiting illnesses or injuries and their families focus on quality of life and comfort.
“Wherever one enters our service continuum, we focus on whole person wellness,” says Dickinsen. “We’re about encouraging older adults to achieve successful aging by maintaining their independence and enjoying life through engaging in fulfilling activities of their choice.”
The award-winning BeWell program promotes six wellness components for holistic living: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and vocational. Lutheran Homes believes that wellness can be optimized at any stage of life, and staff guide individuals to selecting the programs that best fit their needs and interests. Some people desire cultural enrichment or spiritual renewal, while others thrive with bustling activity and social interaction. Across the service continuum, Lutheran Homes has a combination of programs to suit all needs.
To learn more, log on to LutheranHomesSC.org, call (800) 756-9443 or come visit. Full-Service Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Franke at Seaside – Mount Pleasant, Rice Estate – NE Columbia, the Heritage at Lowman – White Rock, RoseCrest – Inman, Trinity on Laurens – Aiken. Lutheran Hospice and BeWell Home Services: Lowcountry, Midlands, Upstate, Aiken and the SC Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). It’s your choice. Choose Lutheran Homes of South Carolina … Choose to live well.
MIDLANDS AREA SENIOR SERVICES
Geriatric care management provides adult children and others who are trying to take care of a senior with expert advice on what is needed to keep the senior safe and as independent as possible. It works best if the service is used before there is a crisis, but in times of crises geriatric care management can still answer those questions about what should be done. The services they arrange may be transportation or home care or even to accompany the senior to the doctor. Help is available to deal with difficult issues such as guardianship or what to do if an elderly parent is still driving and shouldn’t be.
PALMETTOS OF PARKLANE
The Palmettos of Parklane is Columbia’s newest premier assisted living and memory care facility. They offer apartment style living with amenities such as dining, laundry, housekeeping, transportation, physician services and more. The Palmettos also offers specialized memory care with specific programs catered to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses. Their state-of-the-art facilities provide an inviting environment that their residents love to call home. As an affiliate of National Healthcare Corporation, they have a long-standing reputation of providing the best quality care and customer service to their residents and family members.
PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Jasmine Place … for Special Moments of Joy and Connection
The difficult and often heartbreaking journey of Alzheimer’s disease has been shared in books, songs and even quilt making. There is no cure or prevention and the statistics are daunting: one in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s and the economic impact of caregiving is over $200 billion.
The newly expanded Jasmine Place at the Columbia Presbyterian Community is specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Spacious apartments feature built in cabinetry and private baths with roll in showers. A compassionate team of caregivers provides comfort and support for residents and their families, and they focus on seeing the person rather than the disease and finding moments of joy and connection. Sometimes that can be as simple as the joy of a friendly pool game.
Recently a Jasmine Place resident and his companion decided to try out the community’s new pool table. No one had any idea he could play pool, but play he did and very well. Pretty soon, the laughter and whoops of excitement emanating from the activities room attracted others. Another resident is now giving pool lessons.
Columbia Presbyterian Community takes heart in the special moments of joy and connection. It is why they do what they do. For more information about Jasmine Place call (803) 796-8700.
SALUDA NURSING CENTER
Saluda Nursing Center can provide short-term rehab to help you return to your previous active lifestyle following surgeries, acute illnesses or injuries, as well as long-term care for chronic illnesses that result in disabilities that prevent your residing at home.
Their contract company provides the highest quality of therapy services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
In addition to nursing staff, the Activity Department provides many varied activities to meet almost anyone’s interest. More than 100 volunteers enhance the staff of more than 200 to continue “Providing Tender Loving Care since 1968.”
The Food Services Department, led by the SC Certified Dietary Manager of 2013, provides dining with that personal touch meeting individual requests with group service. Call (864) 445-2146 for an appointment.
The Haven in the Summit
At The Haven in the Summit, comfort and compassion are merely the start. They know memories may fade, but the spirit and essence of the person behind those memories never diminish.
Nestled in the prestigious master-planned community of the Summit in Columbia, the center’s nationally-recognized Bridge to Rediscovery memory care program brings vibrancy back to the lives of individuals with early, middle and late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. All staff – caregivers, dietary, housekeepers and management – are trained in this innovative program. Working together, they stimulate memories and maximize the independence of every resident. The planned design of the community – set like a town square with different neighborhoods – encourages independence and triggers memories. Residents can wander freely and safely in a community setting that feels familiar.
The Village at Southlake
Escape to the Ideal Lifestyle
Outstanding recreation, shopping and cultural experiences await you when you move to The Village at Southlake. Here you’ll find personal touches and activities unique to this vibrant community and 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.
The extra effort taken to ensure each detail at The Village at Southlake is above par when it comes to enjoyment and convenience. Each residence is well-appointed with beautiful finishes and is designed with you in mind. 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; active and engaging Life Enrichment program; three meals served daily from the seasonal menu designed by the chef; maintenance and landscaping; all utilities except for telephone; weekly housekeeping service; emergency call system; swimming pool and fitness center; outdoor walking paths and pond; private clubhouse; and a washer and dryer in each residence. Pets are welcome.
Are you ready to take advantage of a senior community that caters to your tastes? To learn more about The Village at Southlake, call (803) 356-1158 and schedule your personal tour and complimentary dining experience. Escape to The Village at Southlake and join them for the good life.
WATERFORD AT COLUMBIA
The Waterford at Columbia offers the Retirement Lifestyle you deserve. The facility features beautiful studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with full-sized kitchenettes, private bathrooms, walk-in showers and individual climate control. Enjoy three delicious and nutritious meals a day during flexible meal times in the elegant dining room. All utilities (except phone) are included, as well as weekly housekeeping, linen service and even personal transportation service. There are also fun social activities, exercise programs, free parking and an emergency response system. Best of all, they have the friendliest staff and warmest community in town. Call today and discover the difference for yourself.