Thank you John so much for your positive review. Thank you also for the sweet words and compliments. We try very hard to make everyone feel "at home" here and appreciate you noticing our difference. I hope we see you again very soon. Please call us with any questions!!
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December 03, 2018
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Questions about Camellia Place
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
We believe that consistent quality of care is a product of a consistent culture … one in which the right team members are well trained, laser-focused on quality, and held accountable for achieving identified goals. At the same time, we recognize that properly caring for individuals with dementia requires specific knowledge, training and understanding. Our focus is to … • Accommodate and balance concerns about personal safety and autonomy • Recognize and build on a resident’s strengths, capacities, choices, and values • Practice person-centered care directed to the individual not the disease • Understand that the cognitive status of the resident will change over time and to adjust care and services accordingly Our dementia specific education includes at least the following: • Nature of dementia and special needs in caring for residents with dementia • Communication skills and techniques – verbal and nonverbal • Behavior management techniques and problem solving strategies
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Camellia Place. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Men and women with an average age of 85 years that like to be actively involved. Exercise programs, musical programs, educational events and outings are favorites of our residents. As well as arts and crafts, cards and games, bible study, water aerobics. We have numerous volunteers that come in to interact with our residents. We have a young professional who comes in weekly and plays poker with the residents. They play for chocolate and look forward to seeing him every week.
What programs or activities does Camellia Place offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Raid the cookie jar. Sing out loud and perhaps a little off key. Do things because you want to, not because you have to. After all, it’s not only where you live but how you live that makes all the difference. This is what person-centered well-being looks like at Camellia Place. Whether it is a pursuit of expressive arts, lifelong learning, social events, yoga classes, or group walks in the neighborhood, our focus on mind, body and soul guarantees to provide abundant opportunities to enrich life and make every day a special occasion. Calendars are provided monthly, so do as much or as little as you want, after all this is your home. For more information, check out our activities calendar at www.camelliaplace.com
What places are near Camellia Place or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Camellia Place is ideally situated in Woodstock, Georgia. Named one of Money magazine’s 50 Best Places to live, Woodstock provides the perfect balance of small-town charm and big city conveniences. Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta and close to interstates I-75 and I-575, Camellia Place is within walking distance from the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta and less than two miles from historic downtown Woodstock. Woodstock’s lively downtown features local shops, restaurants and businesses, miles of walking trails, as well as beautiful parks – often the site of concerts, events and farmers markets.
What transportation services does Camellia Place offer to assisted living residents?
Let us know where you want to go and our team will be ready. Whether it is just you or a group of friends, we offer to drive you in the comfort of our van or 15 passenger bus.
What makes the chef or dining program at Camellia Place exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Sharing a meal at home with family and friends is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Our chef and culinary team prepare delicious meals that are served family-style in your own home’s open kitchen. No large dining rooms at Camellia Place. Meals are a special time filled with heartwarming stories, a few laughs and good food. We focus on fresh. Our commitment to locally-sourced foods means fresh to table dining featuring only the best produce, meats and dairy. You know it’s good when our staff look forward to sharing the meals with our residents. We love for family to join our residents for meals, there is no charge, just give us 24-hour notice and come see for yourself the Camellia difference.
What safety features or security measures does Camellia Place offer to assisted living residents?
Secured access... Access to your residence and suite is provided by secured key fob technology that lets you in and keeps others out. Individualized care … We recognize that individualized care is the key to preserving your independence, well-being and dignity. When everyday tasks are no longer simple, our skilled staff provides the personalized care that lets you do the things you love most – all while enjoying the comforts of home. You can breathe easy knowing that the Camellia Place difference starts with a staff to resident ratio that is far more than required by licensure. Our nurse led team of highly-qualified caregivers, understand the special health needs of seniors and direct our approach to person-centered care. Peace of mind comes with knowing that assistance is available 24 hours a day right in your own home. For those residents that require even more connection to our team, we offer the Vigil pendant system that directly communicates to your caregivers.
How does Camellia Place keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Using a team approach enables us to capitalize on each leader’s strengths, ensuring the best coverage for activities, resident support and collaborative problem solving. This means that you can rest assured that everyone on our team is working together for your best interest. From the very start, our focus on person centered care begins with us getting to know you and tailoring a plan of care focused on your needs and desires. To ensure our entire team is supporting your plan of care, we review it with you, your family and your direct team of caregivers. We love seeing family and friends, and our neighborhood model ensures that open communication is what you see and feel, you will cross paths with our team of caregivers and leaders on a regular basis, so feel free to let us know how we are doing or to ask any questions. Days at Camellia Place are filled with life and we love to share those times with family and friends, so check out our internal Facebook and share in the joy.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Camellia Place during daytime and nighttime hours?
Healthy aging is about finding better ways to serve you. At Camellia Place, this is best achieved through early intervention and coordinated care. Our household model ensures an intimate staffing pattern that far exceeds that required by licensure standards. Each Residence has 16 private suites and our base staffing reflects a standard of 1 direct caregiver to every 8 residents during waking hours and 1 to 16 during sleeping hours. Our staffing is based on care needs and may increase accordingly as the number of residents and care needs increase.
If Camellia Place accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We love for our furry friends to visit on our porches or park areas, but currently do not allow any to live at Camellia Place.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our team of caregivers only includes certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) and certified medication aides (CMA’s). Our approach to excellence starts with hiring the best and further honing their skills with our comprehensive schedule of training. Camellia Place is special not just because of its unique design but in large part to strength of our well trained and caring team. You are guaranteed to feel and see the difference.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Specially trained team members provide care and services in our Memory Care Houses. Our commitment to excellence starts with a dedicated leader focused on the unique needs of the residents and the training of the staff that care for them. Our Manager of Memory Care is a nursing leader dedicated to the oversight of all resident needs, team member supervision, and care and service coordination. The unique household model at Camellia Place ensures an intimate staffing pattern that far exceeds that required by licensure standards. Each Residence has 16 private suites and our base staffing reflects a standard of 1 direct caregiver to every 8 residents during waking hours, and 1 to 16 during sleeping hours. Numbers of staff members on duty are sufficient to meet the needs of the residents and increase as the number of residents increase, and the resident care needs increase or change. Our approach begins with the resident assessment and development of the individual service plan.
What safety features or security measures does Camellia Place provide to protect residents who wander?
The unique design of our household neighborhood includes 6 individual residences, 3 for assisted living and 3 for memory care. Access to all houses is provided by keyless technology, enabling you to enter and exit your home and your private suite any time day or night. The three memory houses are specifically dedicated to the care and needs of residents with memory challenges. Each house features 16 private suites with a total community capacity of 48 residents. The care and services are more structured than in the general community yet remain flexible to accommodate individual needs. Precautions have been taken to ensure that our self-contained Memory Care Houses lessen the opportunity for unsafe wandering and elopement through a secured key pad entry and exit system.
What programs or activities does Camellia Place offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Resident’s with dementia need support to feel productive, useful and involved. Our focus on therapeutic programming is intended to establish routine and structure and enhance quality of life. We view every experience, moment by moment, as therapeutic and focus on integration into the routine of each day. This structured routine is coupled with spontaneous individualized activities designed to stimulate the mind, body and soul. The final component, provision of adequate time for individualized rest and sleep, is designed to re-energize and rejuvenate. In our memory Care Houses, therapeutic structure and routine are provided 7 days per week.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
You can breathe easy knowing our team of highly-qualified caregivers led by a nurse understands the special health needs of seniors and is available 24 hours a day. Our dedicated Manager of Memory Care completes a pre-move in assessment and develops a person-centered plan of care within the first 14 days of move-in. Plans of care are updated monthly and any time that there is a change in condition.
What techniques does Camellia Place use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Meals are a special time at Camellia Place. Nothing institutional here, just family and friends gathered around the table enjoying good food and conversation. It’s the kind of mealtime you recall growing up and the kind we all still enjoy. It starts with our intimate dining room and meals served family style in each house. Our chef prepared meals are tailored to the dietary needs of the resident, and along with our staff support any chewing or swallowing concerns. Additionally, we recognize that getting sufficient hydration can sometimes be a challenge and focus our efforts on ensuring small and measured hydration during all waking hours. We call it Ounces an Hour always an area of focus
How does Camellia Place keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our relationship with our residents begins the first time you or your family visit our community and grows from there, after all once you move to Camellia Place, you are part of our family. From the very start, our focus on person centered care begins with us getting to know you and tailoring a plan of care focused on your needs and desires. To ensure our entire team is supporting your plan of care, we review it with you, your family and your direct team of caregivers. We love seeing family and friends, and our neighborhood model ensures that open communication is what you see and feel, you will cross paths with our team of caregivers and leaders on a regular basis, so feel free to let us know how we are doing or to ask any questions. Days at Camellia Place are filled with life and we love to share those times with family and friends, so check out our internal Facebook and share in the joy.
Describe the neighborhood around Camellia Place. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Camellia Place is ideally situated in Woodstock, Georgia. Named one of Money magazine’s 50 Best Places to live, Woodstock provides the perfect balance of small-town charm and big city conveniences. Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta and close to interstates I-75 and I-575, Camellia Place is within walking distance from the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta and less than two miles from historic downtown Woodstock. Woodstock’s lively downtown features local shops, restaurants and businesses, miles of walking trails, as well as beautiful parks – often the site of concerts, events and farmers markets. You will instantly recognize the unique nature of our community. Situated on a little over 8 acres, we are close to all amenities but nestled in our own private residential neighborhood. Nature is definitely the backdrop of life at Camellia Place, where enjoying private porches and courtyards or walking on the paved paths is just part of everyday living.
Is Camellia Place affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Even better than simply being affiliated with a hospital, Camellia Place has partnered with WellStar to provide on-site and on-call, physicians and clinicians. We feel this affiliation is vital for the underpinning of health and wellness for our residents. The availability of wellness checks, sick appointment visits, specialty referrals, and chronic health management is essential in preventing more serious health issues. Physical, occupational and speech therapies, home health, hospice and pharmacy services are also available on site.
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Services and Amenities of Camellia Place
Room and housing options
- Studio Apartments
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: ALc000210
About Camellia Place
Where quality of life meets peace of mind.
At Camellia Place, we recognize that individualized care is the key to preserving your independence, well-being and dignity. When everyday tasks are no longer simple or dementia requires the added safety of a secured environment, our skilled staff provides the personalized care that lets you do the things you love most – all while enjoying the comforts of home in our distinctive neighborhood setting. Here, gracious service and thoughtful design coalesce in unrivaled southern hospitality.
Assisted Living and Memory Care
Breathe easy knowing our team of highly-qualified caregivers led by a nurse understands the special health needs of seniors. Peace of mind comes with knowing assistance is available 24 hours a day.
Healthy aging is about finding better ways to serve our seniors. At Camellia Place, this is best achieved through early intervention and coordinated care, and we are proud to be formally aligned with WellStar Health System, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With services on-site and on-call, WellStar physicians and clinicians make getting the care you need convenient. Physical, occupational and speech therapies, home health, hospice and pharmacy services are also available on-site.
We’ve built a neighborhood, not a facility.
Nature is the backdrop for life here. Stroll along our nearly two miles of paved walkways, play with your grandchildren in the park, or paint your latest masterpiece in the art studio. Green space preserves natural beauty across our eight acres, and gardens adorn the grounds with hydrangeas, gardenias and, of course, camellias—plants you may remember from childhood and flowers you can pick to brighten your private suite.
Staying young at heart involves fun, friendship and learning. With a short walk to the Community House, there are endless opportunities to engage and thrive with creative programs, events and outings.
Each private suite features nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, abundant natural light and window views of nature’s elegance. Wireless Internet expands connectivity to family and friends.
Of course, we know some of life’s best moments happen outdoors. Enjoy watching neighborhood activity from your home’s covered porch, or spend time in the outdoor courtyard perfect for potted gardening, dining or even catching a quick nap. Best of all, everything is designed with the safety and comforts of home and the personalized attention of a compassionate staff.
Thank you for your interest at Camellia Place. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.