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
Tips for Moving to Senior Living Back
Making the decision to move to a senior living community - no matter what level of care - can be difficult and intimidating. It consists of making tough decisions and can be an emotional process of downsizing your belongings. However, you can ease your move with these tips for transitioning to senior living.
Before the move, do your research to choose the right community for you in Irmo, South Carolina. Harbison Shores is a welcoming community that values relationships and support. Our exceptional staff works with residents' needs in mind and goes above and beyond your expectations. Explore our website to learn about all of our services, amenities, and unique offerings.
During the move, pack efficiently and deliberately, ensuring that you prioritize important items. We suggest that you make lists and don’t rush this process. You should also allow time for what we call the “emotional transition”. No matter how prepared you feel, you can expect to feel apprehensive and sentimental.
After the move, it is important to familiarize yourself with the community and get to know the staff and residents. Get involved in activities that are planned and directed by our staff - you can find organized activities on our event calendar. Join a club or group to meet people with similar hobbies and interests as you. Dine with your neighbors in the dining room. Take advantage of social opportunities to meet people and feel at home.
Getting adjusted to your new home doesn’t happen overnight. We know there is no magical answer to make your move the perfect transition. But at Harbison Shores, our inviting staff is here to help, starting with these tips. We hope to ease your move and help excite you for this new stage in your life!