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 Touring a Senior Living Facility Virtually Back
When moving into a senior living community, your tour experience could be the deciding factor of where you choose to live. When touring several different communities, you want to find the place that stands out with all of the best features. Harbison Shore’s amazing amenities, compassionate community, and extensive services will give you all that you need for your senior living retirement in Irmo, South Carolina. So, during your virtual tour, how can you make sure that we are as good as we claim? Here are some tips!
1. Ask Specific Questions
During your tour, you should ask specific questions about anything and everything. For example, what levels of care are provided, what variety of meals are served, are exterior doors locked and monitored, and what daily activities are there? This could be your new home, you deserve all the information and answers you need to help ease your decision.
So, the answers? Harbison Shores offers assisted living and memory care based on the needs of the resident. Our chef prepares meals with fresh ingredients daily; enjoy lunch on us when you visit in person. We exceed the level of security you need to feel safe at home, our staff can tell you specifics during your tour. Residents enjoy various daily activities, clubs, exercise, outings, and events which can all be found on the monthly calendar.
2. Observe Layout, Accessibility, and Safety
Make sure you get a realistic experience during your virtual tour by asking for up close views of each space and a detailed description of the layout. Assess the accessibility of the community, such as handrails, ramps, and wide hallways. Ensure there is adequate safety equipment throughout the community, in all spaces and units. Safety devices, emergency call buttons, locks and camera monitors are all things to look for.
3. Evaluate Staff Tone and Engagement
During your tour, evaluate how well you connect with the staff. Are your conversations meaningful, are they enthused to be meeting with you, do they engage with other residents? The Harbison Shores staff is professional, compassionate and personable, and they can’t wait to meet you, take you for a tour, and grow their relationship with you!
Many factors go into choosing the senior living community that fits your needs, personality, and lifestyle. Touring virtually is a different experience, but knowing how to make the best of the situation will help ease your decision. We can’t wait to meet you when you tour Harbison Shores!