Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters Pooler
Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care
Questions about Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
We partner with the Alzheimer's Association for ongoing training every quarter, as well as the Edel Caregivers Institute for training on Alzheimers from the loved ones eyes. All of our staff receive 30 hours of ongoing training every year.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Average age is 78. The unique age in place program allows residents to maintain their independence and is discrete for those that need a little extra assistance. Bunco and name that tune seem to be popular as well as card games and our day trips.
What programs or activities does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We have numerous fitness and dance classes to fit all, daily, we have personal trainers and fun activities to suit all. We do crossword puzzles, cranium exercise, bingo, board games, crafts and so much more. Our engagement manager gets to know each individual resident and ensures we have activities scheduled to suit everyone.
What places are near Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We have a Publix approximately half a mile away and the Tanger outlet mall is less than 5 miles up the road. There are many amenities close to the community including churches, YMCA, Savannah Quarters Clubhouse and outdoor pool. Included in the monthly rent, residents have transportation available to them daily.
What transportation services does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to assisted living residents?
We have two vehicles, an SUV and Shuttle. Included in the monthly rent, we offer transportation daily for each of our residents.
What makes the chef or dining program at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We have a full Farm to table restaurant that is open all day everyday. There are no set meal times therefore residents each their meals whenever they are ready too. We have a full menu seems though we are open to the general public as well, as well as daily specials. Our menu rotates on a 5 week cycle.
What safety features or security measures does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to assisted living residents?
We have the latest door key technology therefore residents suites remain locked at all times. Our technology only allows certain people into certain suites and when someone enters that particular area, a sensor tells our computer system, therefore we know exactly who is in the suite and when they leave. We also have a concierge on staff until 11pm daily and our external doors lock at 8pm. We also have real time camera systems outside and in the communal areas of our building.
How does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We communicate very well with our Shepherd families. We invite them to participate in activities, eat at our restaurant, drink at our tavern and use our fitness and spa amenities whenever they like. While our first priority will always be our residents, we understand that the extended family involvement will help our residents flourish. We are proud of our community, we are proud of our residents, we want our family members to be proud too.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters during daytime and nighttime hours?
1 member of staff to every 12 residents in our Assisted Living and 1 member of staff to every 10 residents in our memory care, although right now it is more like 1 to 6 simply because we are new and have more staff than needed right now.
If Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We have a large grassed area towards the side of the building as well as a path that covers the parameter of our community. There are also several walking opportunities within the neighborhood.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
We do 30 hours of CEUs in senior care related topics. Plus we give all of our Caregivers the opportunity to train as Medical Assistants to help them advance their career and potentially earn more money.
Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
70 is the average age of our Independent living. Some of our independent residents still work and some take advantage of our thermo spa, greenhouse, tavern, lounges and more.
What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?
IL and AL are blended so they have the same amenities available (we have an aging in place program which means residents and easily go from independent to receiving assistance discretely and without the stress of moving). We have the Tanger outlet malls, lots of fantastic restaurants, Publix grocery stores and many other places. We also have access to the Savannah Quarters golf course, Southbridge golf course, club houses, gym, outdoor pools and more.
What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters has organized?
Tanger Shopping, Publix shopping, Casino night with the chamber, ALZ walk, downtown Savannah tour, coming up we have Oatland Island Wildlife reserve, Beach trip, Bingo at the Elks and many others.
What transportation services does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to independent living residents?
Daily transport is available to each of our residents. We have an SUV and shuttle.
What makes the chef or dining program at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?
We are open to the general public therefore we have a full menu and daily specials to choose from. We have a full licensed bar, therefore residents can have a glass of wine or cocktail with dinner should they wish to do so and we are open all day with no set meal times.
What common areas are available for independent living residents?
Thermo spa including heated lounges, jacuzzi and saunas, outdoor plunge pool, tavern, lounges, recreation room, wellness gym, wellness studio, greenhouse, fire pit, two courtyards, porches, Farm to table restaurant and Salon.
What safety features or security measures does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to independent living residents?
State of the art locking technology allows us to see who comes and goes within our community and includes cameras, secure communal locking system and assigned key system. We also have staff in place to check the grounds at night.
If Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
There is an allocated area at the front of the building as well as many different walking options around the community and/or neighborhood.
Does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?
We have our own team of registered nurses that work onsite 24/7. We also give all of our care staff the opportunity to train as medical assistants to encourage self development and an opportunities to increase their earnings.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Our staff ratios are 1-10 residents usually however, we are proud to state that our current ratio is 1 to every 2 clients during the day and 1 to every 4 clients at night.
What safety features or security measures does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters provide to protect residents who wander?
We have a locked memory care community. To leave through our assisted living communal doors, you have to physically press a button to exit a long with cameras, staff and navigation technology in each resident's pendant.
What programs or activities does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
We have several different activities daily. We ensure we stimulate residents physically, mentally and emotionally. We encourage families to supply pictures of our residents from their younger years and then show them on a large flat screened tv. Our residents are wonderful at recalling those pictures and some of them can even describe what they were doing that day.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Director of Health and Wellness assesses all of our residents regularly. She has a team of RNs that work under her leadership but she directly likes to achieve all assessments. We do assessments more regularly than most, simply because if our staff notes any changes, the Health and Wellness Director likes to check on that resident herself.
What techniques does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Since we have a large number of staff, we are able to have a staff member assist with two people should they need it. Each resident has a different need. Fortunately we are able to cater to those needs with ease but without loosing the good nutrition value and quality of the food.
How does Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Email, calendar, mail and we have our own closed social media feed especially for family members.
Describe the neighborhood around Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Peaceful, tranquil and beautiful. We own 10 acres of land therefore surrounded by trees, ponds and grass areas. The neighborhood opposite our building comprises of new beautiful houses. There is also a small bridge leading towards more family homes.
Is Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated with one particular hospital. We are fortunate enough to have great working relationships with both of the major hospitals here locally.
Costs for Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
Services and Amenities of Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $3995/month
- Independent Living Starting At: $3995/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $5200/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Housing Extra: Private And Shared Rooms In Memory Care
- Resident Capacity: 124
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed
About Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
Welcome home to Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
2 buildings. 88,500 square feet. 10 acres. 124 lucky residents.
We’ve built a southern estate. And it feels exactly the way it should – just like home. Thoughtful, single-story architecture combines with personal touches to drive engagement and, more importantly, happiness.
Our residences feature southern charm (among other things):
- Personal kitchens
- Solid surface countertops
- Stainless appliances
- High ceilings
- Big windows
- Smart TVs
- Smart home speakers
- Ample storage space
Most importantly, at Shepherd, we offer all-inclusive, personalized 24/7 care. We’re here to assist with the daily needs so that you can focus on what really matters.
At Shepherd, we believe all residents should have the same amenities. Some just need a little help. That’s why we build beautiful, stand-alone Memory Care communities – where residents and their families enjoy all that Shepherd Living has to offer in a state-of-the-art, secure, and fully-monitored environment. You can rest assured your loved ones are in good hands.
Love the outdoors? So do we.
We’re situated on 10 beautiful acres. So wander and discover. Bring a yoga mat, a friend, or just your thoughts. Our property also offers 4 unique courtyards, 2 with distinctive greenhouses and gardening opportunities.
What Makes Us Special
Each of our communities offer two spacious courtyards, including a greenhouse and gardening opportunities.