Helena Place

Offers Assisted Living

5 Reviews
1624 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935
Call (800) 385-2527
Helena Place (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Helena Place

June 13, 2011

By Kathy Deringer

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Port Royal is a charming and friendly town, close to Parris Island Marine Base and some of the most beautiful marshy waterways. The Helena House is situated well, along a quiet road and next to a historic red train caboose. You expect there to be the same charm within, but sadly it fell short. Both times that I visited, it took quite some time to even get someone to come to the front door. Once inside, my impression did not improve. If I were to base it solely on decor, it would have been better as it is not lavish, but simply and tastefully adorned. My feelings come from the lack of staff available to assist us, and the feeling that the ones we could find, were not as helpful as other communities we visited. The other concern I had was the lack of a facility van to transport the residents. This is the first Assisted Living I have heard of that does not offer this vital service. The grounds are quite nice and the rooms were also cozy and inviting. It is not a large building, and just one level, which helps add to the charm. The main gathering area as you walk in the front door, was also a nice placement and those residents gathered there, seemed very comfortable. I know that they are working on improvements with the other issues and I feel certain that in time they will turn some things around.
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Questions about Helena Place

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

Our residents average about 83years old. At Helena Place, the favorite activities are music trivia, happy hour, exercise, and bingo!

What programs or activities does Helena Place offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer a variety of programs to meet the individual cognitive, social, and physical needs. These include large group, small group, and one on one activities such as daily exercise, bingo, music programs, trivia, and crafting.

What places are near Helena Place or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Perfectly located in downtown Port Royal - residents can easily walk to the local coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, and shops. We are also located right next to the Cypress Wetlands a beautiful nature trail and bird sanctuary.

What transportation services does Helena Place offer to assisted living residents?

We offer free transportation to doctors' appointments any day of the week. Also offer transportation for shopping, dining, and social excursions.

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

Our diverse and "liberalized" menu allows residents to choose from a variety of delicious, freshly prepared meals 3 times per day.

What safety features or security measures does Helena Place offer to assisted living residents?

We have one main entrance for guests and visitors. This entrance is locked at all times - all guests must register at the front desk.

How does Helena Place keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our executive director sends out regular updates of the community to let families know of any new information or events. Our nurse is also in close contact with families to provide updates and answers about their loved ones' health and well-being. Families are encouraged to reach out to our community leaders with any questions or concerns.

If Helena Place accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We accept dogs and cats. They are welcome to enjoy our courtyard located in the middle of our building.

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Services and Amenities of Helena Place

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Respite Care


  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2800/month
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    About Helena Place

    At Helena Place, our senior living community, we develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours per day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. We are situated next to the Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve in Port Royal, S.C., where our residents often go on nature walks. In addition, we help our residents thrive and flourish with a full slate of lively, stimulating activities, such as daily exercise programs, arts and crafts, games, and worship services. Our residents relish regular visits social events and outings, including visits from local schoolchildren and trips to the nearby YMCA, shops, and restaurants. Schedule a visit at our Port Royal assisted living community today.

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