A Different Model For Assisted Living – Welcome to the Neighborhood?
Camellia Place takes a personalized, and family-style approach to assisted living. This small home neighborhood model is creating a new and improved standard of care for the elderly.
The Camellia Place mission is to ‘add life to years’ rather than just years to life, and this commitment to personalized care permeates every aspect of our assisted living community. Located in scenic Woodstock, Georgia, Camellia Place is only two miles away from historic Downtown Woodstock and less than an hour from Atlanta.
‘Assisted living‘ often conjures up negative images of dingy, old-fashioned buildings; cramped, hallway-style living or cold, clinical facilities that senior citizens are relegated to in their twilight years. At Camellia Place, this could not be further from reality. We understand that the current system of impersonal, institutionalized care is completely out of touch with the vitality and individuality of your loved ones, so we take a different approach.
Camellia Place offers specialized communities for three categories of seniors:
1. Those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia
2. Those who require varying levels of assistance with daily living
3. Those who need temporary or emergency respite care
When a new resident moves in, he or she is placed into one of the neighborhood’s unique, family-style homes according to his or her needs.
Regardless of whether seniors are temporary guests or long-term residents, they are treated with the same respect, love, and dignity that would be afforded to a dear family member. The staff of Camellia Place provides total support physically, mentally, and emotionally to every person in their care.
Camellia Place features eight spacious homes. Each home has 16 individual suites as well as a shared living area with a kitchen, living room, and dining room in the center. This allows residents to foster deep friendships while maintaining a sense of independence and pride.
“Our grounds feature distinct, single-story houses that allow residents to experience the joys of family-style living while also giving them private suites that are tailored to their needs.
Each home is thoughtfully designed to facilitate varying levels of independence, and this is taken into consideration when your loved one is placed into his or her new house. All of our homes are safe and secure, and there is a full complement of direct care staff available at all times to ensure the health and safety of the residents,” says Lisa Hatton, Sales Director of Camellia Place.
Camellia Place offers safe, family-oriented living
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s natural for families to feel apprehensive about permitting their loved ones to move to an assisted living community. This worry is likely compounded by the concerns surrounding traditional assisted living models.
While it is true that most traditional assisted living facilities are overcrowded and understaffed, the spacious, neighborhood-style layout of Camellia Place could not be further removed from this. The grounds design lends itself to safe, family-oriented living that allows seniors to interact with members of their own household without risking their health.
Director Andrew McFall says:
“We don’t want to downplay the challenges of managing the well-being of residents and staff during this time of chaos, but we are holding our own and we think doing it pretty darn well. Our focus will always remain on adding life to years, to us that means taking necessary steps to ensure safety, but never losing sight of the softer side of love and care.”
Camellia Place is owned and operated by local leaders in the healthcare sphere, and every single staff member is passionate about delivering engaged and person-centered care.
This revolutionary style of care is called the Household Model of Senior Living, and it is the basis of what makes Camellia Place different.
The Camellia Place approach to assisted living care was born from the founders’ personal mission to develop an exceptional community that not only cared for its residents but nurtured them in mind, body, and spirit.
If you would like more information, please call (770) 296-1513, or connect with Camellia Place via Facebook.