Questions about Palmettos of Charleston
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
There are several different programs throughout the year that the staff participate in to enhance their dementia care skills.
What programs or activities does Palmettos of Charleston offer to enrich residents' well-being?
There are a wide range of activities offered 7 days a week for the residents to participate in. These range from spiritual, physical exercise, religious, entertainers, crafts, puzzles, outings for lunch and other sites, cognitive exercises, and many more.
What places are near Palmettos of Charleston or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are within walking distance to a shopping center that contains a Kohls, Marshalls, Food Lion, Chick-fil-a, and many more stores. We are also within walking distance to a large medical office building.
What transportation services does Palmettos of Charleston offer to assisted living residents?
Transportation by our facility bus is available for appointments and outings. Transportation to two personal appointments is included in the monthly rent.
What makes the chef or dining program at Palmettos of Charleston exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Breakfast is made to order from a menu and there is a special every day, also. For lunch and dinner, there is always soup of the day, salad bar, and a main entrée. If none of those options appeal to you, there are about a dozen other items available on the menu.
What safety features or security measures does Palmettos of Charleston offer to assisted living residents?
We are staffed 24/7. The front door will lock itself at 7:30pm and unlock itself at 8:00am. Families and Residents can still enter and exit the facility with a code.
How does Palmettos of Charleston keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Families will receive a phone call or an email from the nursing staff regarding any changes or issues regarding their loved one.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Palmettos of Charleston during daytime and nighttime hours?
Depending upon on the level of care, it is one or two caregivers to 15 residents.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff participates in various in-services and other programs throughout the year to enhance their caregiving skills.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
The Memory Care unit has 2 staff members for the 15 residents at all times.
What safety features or security measures does Palmettos of Charleston provide to protect residents who wander?
We are staffed 24/7 and are small enough of a facility that we know where everyone is at any given time. If the resident is in danger of wandering off the premises, we will transfer them to the secured unit.
What programs or activities does Palmettos of Charleston offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Our specially trained staff have many different activities and methods they utilize to keep the residents engaged throughout the day.
How does Palmettos of Charleston keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Families will receive a phone call or an email from the nursing staff to keep them informed of any changes or issues with the resident.
Describe the neighborhood around Palmettos of Charleston. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
It is located in a residential/business area. There is a hospital less than a mile away. There is a large medical office building that houses many different specialties located within walking distance. There is also a large shopping center that houses Kohls, Marshall, Food Lion, several fast food restaurants, banks, and more.
Is Palmettos of Charleston affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Our facility is located within a mile of a hospital.