Griffin House Claxton, GA

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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107 W Liberty St, Claxton, GA 30417
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June 25, 2012

By angelcakes1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

They weren't the best but they weren't the worst. They took very good care of my great-aunt but they were impersonal and occasionally rude. It was a long drive from where I live but there was not an assisted living facility in my town that we would have even looked at letting her stay in so this was our best choice for her. It was very clean and she was never injured there. We appreciated the level of care she was offered during her two stays there. She never had a complaint except that the air condition was kept too cold for her liking, but that wasn't a real problem. As far as I could tell there were no major issues. I would not think twice to put another relative there over most other assisting living facilities. It is beyond a shadow of a doubt the best one that is around where I live and I am glad we made the choice to have my great-aunt stay there.
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Questions about Griffin House

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

The staff in Journey receives training through the Alzheimer's Association as well as Teepa Snow dementia training and monthly inservice training.

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

The average age of our current population is 73. Our residents love the socials involving food and they enjoy sitting outside on the porch.

What programs or activities does Griffin House offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Activities include exercise, walking through the gardens, playing corn hole, bingo and manicures.

What places are near Griffin House or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The residents can walk outside on the sidewalk or through the gardens connecting the two buildings.

What transportation services does Griffin House offer to assisted living residents?

We transport residents to local physician appointments only.

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

The food at The Griffin House is traditional southern fare prepared like grandmas. The residents often request special meals such as pizza!

What safety features or security measures does Griffin House offer to assisted living residents?

The Griffin House has alarms on outside doors; handrails throughout the facility; grab bars in all bathrooms.

How does Griffin House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The facility RN, as well as the Director, keep families informed of any change in condition for all residents.

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

The staffing ratio is 1 to 7 during waking hours and 1 to 14 during sleeping hours.

If Griffin House accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

The facility does not accept pets.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

All staff members receive educational opportunities each month.

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

Staffing is 1 to 5 during waking hours and 1 to 10 during sleeping hours.

What safety features or security measures does Griffin House provide to protect residents who wander?

The assisted living does not have the capability to retain wanderers. They are referred to the memory care.

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

Residents engage in daily activities including exercise, recall memory games, card games, interactive coordination games, and music therapy.

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

The facility RN, together with the Director, assess each resident every six months or if there is a change in condition.

What techniques does Griffin House use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Residents are stimulated during mealtimes by being presented with an appetizing plate and support from staff throughout the meal.

How does Griffin House keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

The Director is in constant contact with families regarding changes in conditions and any issues that may arise.

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

The neighborhood is a mixed neighborhood of both residential and businesses.

Is Griffin House affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Griffin House is not affiliated with any hospital.

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Services and Amenities of Griffin House


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2095/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $2900/month

Room and housing options

  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 24
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: Lic 054020021 & 054030021
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About Griffin House

Griffin House provides both memory care as well as personal care in a warm secure environment. Griffin House is a locally owned business with 15 residents in our secured memory care and 19 residents in our personal care. We are small enough for the personalized service but large enough to provide all the variety of services. Griffin House is in a beautiful quiet neighborhood.

Griffin House aims to provide the highest quality of care to all residents at all times by making them feel safe, secure and cared for by our team.

We recognize and uphold the resident's bill of rights. We respect the dignity and unique worth of each resident.

We maintain and promote quality of life by ensuring that opportunities are available, accessible and developed in order that every individual resident is assisted and motivated for growth in all dimensions of life being physical, psychological, and social.

What Makes Us Special

Our staff strives to provide each resident with the love and care they need while maintaining dignity and respect for each person's differences. Come join us on this journey!

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