What’s Best for your Parent

Helping your parents choose a retirement community can be an exciting yet stressful time. Making the right decision involves taking their wants and needs into consideration along with making sure the community offers the best for them now and in the future. Presbyterian Manor has been working with families for forty years to make this move as easy as possible. Here are a few things we’d like you to know.

Their Choice

You want your parents to be happy with their decision on a retirement community and happy in their new home and neighborhood. This is a big move and an exciting new chapter in their life. We are here to make this a positive experience for you both. If your parent isn’t up to being involved in the move to independent living we can help evaluate the other options available to best fit their needs.

Continuum of Care

Sometimes the living arrangements people think they’re looking for are different than what they really need. We offer a continuum of care to make sure your parent is getting the best possible care for their stage of life. They can move from one level of care to another without leaving Presbyterian Manor.

Social Calendar

Staying socially engaged is beneficial for your parent’s overall health. Making sure the community you’re looking at has a variety of activities and volunteer opportunities for your parent is important in keeping them healthy and making them feel at home and comfortable. There’s always something going on here at Presbyterian Manor to keep residents active and engaged. A wide variety of activities will allow your parent to pick and choose what they want to do to stay active.

Reputation

A lot of residents choose us because of our long-standing reputation for providing the best retirement living in the area. We do not take that good reputation for granted. As you compare us to other communities we suggest that you take a look at the quality of care that is being given.

Please, Come Take a Visit!

One of the best things you can do is to visit the community your parent is interested in moving to. Walking through and meeting residents and staff is one of the best ways to get a feel for the place. When you come to Presbyterian Manor for a tour you will meet our friendly residents and learn about the amenities and comforts they enjoy. We’d love to treat you and your parent to lunch to give a chance to try our dining room and visit with residents and staff. We guarantee you’ll feel like family.

Stay Positive

While a life change like this can be challenging for your parent, the positive aspects far outweigh the negative. Be patient with them (and yourself) as they make this transition. Keeping a positive attitude is key during this time of change and keep in mind that we are here to make sure everything goes smoothly so that your parent is comfortable and happy in their new home.

Big Decision

This is a major life change for your parent and we expect you to have questions. We suggest you make a list of your questions and concerns and we will answer them so that you and your parent can make the best decision. No question is too small and we will work with you until you are comfortable and happy with your decision. To help you during your visits to retirement communities you are considering, download and print our free Checklist for Comparing Retirement Communities.

A message from Kris Awtrey, CEO of Presbyterian Manor, Inc., regarding Coronavirus:

I would like to take a moment to give a brief update on the preparations that
Presbyterian Manor, Inc. is taking in regards to the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).

Presbyterian Manor and the House of Hope’s number one priority is the safety of our residents and staff.

COVID-19 has not been diagnosed at Presbyterian Manor or the House of Hope. However, for our residents' safety we are suspending all visitation in the Perkins-Prothro Healthcare Center and the House of Hope campus. We are also asking that guests only visit our independent living area if it is necessary for the health and/or well-being of the resident.

We are monitoring this situation closely and have already implemented steps to help prevent the spread in our community. We are in close contact with the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC. If there should be any confirmed reports, we will implement even more stringent infection control procedures immediately.

Again, please be assured that Presbyterian Manor is doing everything possible to keep our residents safe. We ask that you remain vigilant regarding this matter and if you have any questions, please call me at any time. Thank you again for your understanding during this difficult and concerning time.