Orchard at Athens

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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2750 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606
Call (800) 385-2527
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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Orchard has dementia specialists that provide monthly ongoing hands on training to our staff. They also meet with the families to answer any questions about their loved ones. We also provide Dementia Friends training to all staff. We provide ongoing training to all Groves for all levels of care.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Orchard at Athens. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our average age is 82 in assisted living. The Main Street bar seems to be a very popular place, with many activities including tailgating and bingo. The sweet shop has an ice cream social every Saturday and we have sweets for you to buy as well. The Main Street Theater is also very popular. We have a men’s and women’s club, book club, garden club and are working on a bridge club. Come join in on all the fun!

What programs or activities does Orchard at Athens offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer stretching, exercise, meditation, devotions, seated volleyball, bar bingo, happy hours, 2 movies a day, karaoke, cooking demonstrations, a men’s club and women’s club and garden club. We also have a book club. We have sip and stroke art events twice a week. We have a walking club that covers our 8 acres 2 times a week. We also have great areas to watch your favorite Georgia Bulldogs and other teams. We listen to our residents and will accomidate their wants and needs for activities.

What places are near Orchard at Athens or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Athens GA is known for our blend of southern heritage and eclectic charm. Spend the morning strolling through Georgia's official art museum and botanical garden, step back in time at our historic house museums, and discover hidden gems and locally-made finds around town. No matter who you are, you'll find attractions that are just your speed in Athens. We have 2 hospitals within 5 miles of Orchard and 2 medical campuses within 3 miles. Shopping starts within 2 miles.

What transportation services does Orchard at Athens offer to assisted living residents?

We have a community bus that runs 5 days a week. We do have a lift on our bus, so those people that have a hard time walking up the steps, can be lifted onto the bus. We do excursions around town, in the north GA mountains and up to Cherokee to gamble. We take people to their Doctor appointments one day a week.

What makes the chef or dining program at Orchard at Athens exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

If there is one thing we want you to know about Orchard, it is our passion for food. You can expect delicious well balances nutrition, thoughtful creative food presentation, memorable experiences, and personal choice every day from a team that listens and takes pride in their service. We have many accommodations to offer residents with changing dietary needs.

What safety features or security measures does Orchard at Athens offer to assisted living residents?

Orchard's hallways are wide and have supportive banisters as well as comfortable places to rest if needed. All our bathrooms are ADA accommodated. Our residents wear emergency pendants. We also have emergency pull cords in the shower, by the toilet and by the bed. Our community is totally secured with one entrance and exit located under our portico. We have a concierge desk staffed from 8 AM until 8 PM to monitor who comes and goes.

How does Orchard at Athens keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We use a great app called Sagely to alert the families of all the activites of your loved ones. participate in. You even get pictures of the activity. We are very transparent about your loved one’s care. Our concierge staff alerts all managers daily to any issues brought to them. Our care staff includes Grove supervisors that are watching over each of our 4 Groves. They act as the family contact; however, the management staff is always available to discuss any issues with the family. Our Executive Director has an open-door policy and will meet with any family when needed. We keep the families informed of any changes in you loved one’s health.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Orchard at Athens during daytime and nighttime hours?

Each Orchard Grove consists of its own care team whose skill sets are matched and trained for working consistently with the same residents. This approach helps us to ensure that our residents’ routines, habits, and preferences are always known and respected. Our Maple Grove has the residents needing the heaviest level of care and will have a 4 to 1 ratio while the other Groves will run from 5 to 1 to 8 to 1 depending on the needs of the Grove.

If Orchard at Athens accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do accept pets on a case by case basis. We have our 7 courtyards as well as greenspace all around our community for your pets. The owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Orchard has dementia specialists that provide monthly ongoing hands on training to our staff. They also meet with the families to answer any questions about their loved ones. We also provide Dementia Friends training to all staff. We provide ongoing training to all Groves for all levels of care.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Orchard at Athens. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of our independent living residents is 75. Orchard's common areas lend themselves to those residents that are independent. Our 7 courtyards as well as our family lounge and Mainstreet offer much entertainment for all.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Athens GA is known for our blend of southern heritage and eclectic charm. Spend the morning strolling through Georgia's official art museum and botanical garden, step back in time at our historic house museums, and discover hidden gems and locally-made finds around town. No matter who you are, you'll find attractions that are just your speed in Athens. We have 2 hospitals within 5 miles of Orchard and 2 medical campuses within 3 miles. Shopping starts within 2 miles. Orchards common areas lend themselves to those residents that are independent. Our 7 courtyards as well as our family lounge and Mainstreet offer much entertainment for all.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Orchard at Athens has organized?

Because of the recent Covid outbreak, our bus excursions are limited to tours of the area. We explore parks and other areas around the Athens that limit our interaction with other folks. We have leaf tours coming up as fall arrives and look forward to starting our eating and shopping tours as the Covid crisis passes.

What transportation services does Orchard at Athens offer to independent living residents?

We have a community bus that runs 5 days a week. We do have a lift on our bus, so those people that have a hard time walking up the steps, can be lifted onto the bus. We do excursions around town, in the north GA mountains and up to Cherokee to gamble. We take people to their Doctor appointments one day a week.

What makes the chef or dining program at Orchard at Athens exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

If there is one thing we want you to know about Orchard, it is our passion for food. You can expect delicious well balances nutrition, thoughtful creative food presentation, memorable experiences, and personal choice every day from a team that listens and takes pride in their service. We have many accommodations to offer residents with changing dietary needs.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We have a family lounge featuring a pool table and shuffleboard table and poker/bridge table. We have 7 secured courtyards. Our main street area features a theater, lounge, artist studio and a sweet shop. And our spa features a spa tub.

What safety features or security measures does Orchard at Athens offer to independent living residents?

Orchard's hallways are wide and have supportive banisters as well as comfortable places to rest if needed. All our bathrooms are ADA accommodated. Our residents wear emergency pendants. We also have emergency pull cords in the shower, by the toilet and by the bed. Our community is totally secured with one entrance and exit located under our portico. We have a concierge desk staffed from 8 AM until 8 PM to monitor who comes and goes.

If Orchard at Athens accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do accept pets on a case by case basis. We have our 7 courtyards as well as greenspace all around our community for your pets. The owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Does Orchard at Athens work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Orchard has supportive affiliations with multiple home care companies as well as home health companies to provide all needed service to our residents. We have PT, OT and speech therapy on site 5 days a week. We have primary care nurse PA’s in the community at least once a week. We also refer a hospice company when needed. We have podiatry, Dentistry, Audiology, Counseling, Massage Therapy available to make life easier.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have 2 Groves for our dementia residents. We staff according to the need of the Grove based off of the current residents and their needs. We have as low as 4 to 1 andd as high as 6 to 1 depending on the care level needed in the grove. WE do reduce caregivers at night.

What safety features or security measures does Orchard at Athens provide to protect residents who wander?

Orchard's hallways are wide and have supportive banisters as well as comfortable places to rest if needed. All our bathrooms are ADA accommodated. Our residents wear emergency pendants. We also have emergency pull cords in the shower, by the toilet and by the bed. Our community is totally secured with one entrance and exit located under our portico. We have a concierge desk staffed from 8 AM until 8 PM to monitor who comes and goes.

What programs or activities does Orchard at Athens offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We offer stretching, exercise, meditation, devotions, seated volleyball, bar bingo, happy hours, 2 movies a day, karaoke, cooking demonstrations, a men’s club and women’s club and garden club. We also have a book club. We have sip and stroke art events twice a week. We have a walking club that covers our 8 acres 2 times a week. We also have great areas to watch your favorite Georgia Bulldogs and other teams. We listen to our residents and will accomidate their wants and needs for activities.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our health and wellness staff oversees all care. They are available 7 days a week to assess a situation or if some differences are noted. They do total assessments at least every 3 months, but more often if needed.

What techniques does Orchard at Athens use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Because of our two Groves for early and late stage brain change, we can offer total meal support if needed.

How does Orchard at Athens keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Our health and wellness staff oversees all care. They are available 7 days a week to assess a situation if some differences are noted. They will contact the family directly if they are seeing any changes that need to be addressed. All management meets daily to go over any issues that needs attention.

Describe the neighborhood around Orchard at Athens. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Orchard Athens is right off Atlanta Highway, a major thoroughfare through Athens. We have greenspace around the total community and 7 courtyards for those that like the outdoors.

Is Orchard at Athens affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Orchard is not affiliated with any hospital, however we have 2 hospitals within 5 miles of Orchard and 2 medical campuses within 3 miles.

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Services and Amenities of Orchard at Athens

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost: $2500
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $6250/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $5750/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $7150/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Resident Capacity: 85
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only

Licenses

  • State Licenses: ALC00655
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About Orchard at Athens

Orchard at Athens is grateful for the opportunity to provide extraordinary services in a stunning environmental design. We understand change creates vulnerability for your family and guarantee a transparent and trustworthy partnership. Teach us about your world and we will teach you about ours; together, we’ll create a community like no other!

For many, the thought of transitioning to an assisted living can be overwhelming and emotional. At Orchard, we want you to know that we understand the changes you are considering. We have learned through experience that knowledge is power, purpose is critical, and partnering changes everything! We are equally committed to our residents, relationships with families, and being a resource to the Athens community. We promise to teach you what we know and ask you to do the same for us.

Discover Orchard’s elite assisted support environment. Creating a new tradition in care, our Relational-Responsive Approach is based on resident abilities and personal preferences. A “communities within a community” model, our team will help you determine the Orchard Living Grove right for you. Staffed by its own team and trained specifically to provide for the unique resident Grove needs and abilities, you can be assured that Orchard will be a part of your families solution!

We expect you to feel like the “apple of our eye” as we guarantee to provide a transparent and trustworthy partnership. Teach us about your world and we will teach you about ours. Orchard’s Community Cornerstones are at the foundation of services and amenities like no other!

Our Cornerstones:
  • Meaningful Relationships
  • Personal Preferences
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Empowering Education
  • Supportive Affiliations

What Makes Us Special

We have seven courtyards for our residents to enjoy. Our Memory Care Community is divided into two areas; one for the early stages of dementia and one for the late stages.

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