I pray that the prospective residents/family feel the love and experience the genuine kindness when they walk through the doors of Harbison Shores in Irmo! My mom has been a resident since 2018. Unfortunately not all the past experiences have been pleasant, but so far under this management I sense a more resident/family centered facility. Everyone is amazing, from the maintenance staff, to the administrator! I have heard caregivers affectionately calling my mom, “mom” or “grandma” depending on their age; telling her they love her while putting her to bed with big good night hug! They comb her ...Show More
Thanksgiving Celebrations in Senior Living Back
Thanksgiving is a special time of the year to gather with loved ones and give thanks together. For residents in senior living communities and their families, this may seem challenging. At Harbison Shores, it is our goal to make our resident’s holiday special, no matter how near or far family may be to Irmo, South Carolina. Here are some ways to include your loved one in your holiday celebrations.
First, call them. A simple phone call to ask how they are feeling is the first step to including your loved one in your day. The holidays may bring about loneliness to those in senior living away from family, especially new residents. Sometimes, all they need is a phone call to know that you are thinking of them and they are a part of your day.
Next, create new traditions. When your loved one moves into Assisted Living or Memory Care, traditions often change. Create new ones such as video chatting or dropping off door decorations for them. Harbison Shores also offers many holiday activities for residents to participate in to keep their spirits up and their holiday festive!
Finally, send a care package. It is a difficult time to not be able to visit those in senior living. Sending a holiday care package with their favorite things and some pictures of the family is a great way to bring them happiness.
At Harbison Shores, it is our priority that residents feel at home, happy, and loved! Our friendly community of residents and nurturing staff make that possible, and your extra love during the holidays ensures they have a very special Thanksgiving!