Onsite rehab Genesis Rehab and Therapy hosted a paint along event in October.
Genesis employee Elinor Lincoln provided instruction and guidance on how to paint a “Spooky Cat.” Residents worked on their piece alongside other residents and Genesis staff jumped into help when needed.
Genesis Rehab is located on the 4th floor of the Savannah Commons main building and provides onsite therapy including physical, occupational and speech.
When your older adult has Alzheimer’s or dementia, their brain may experience a different version of reality because of the damage their disease has caused.
Dementia care experts recommend stepping into your senior’s reality rather than trying to correct them or bring them back into ours. That’s because their brain is steadily losing the ability to process information. Forcing them to join us in the “real world” only causes confusion, anxiety, fear, and anger.
This technique takes some getting used to because going along with your senior’s new reality can feel like you’re lying to them. But the reality is that honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to someone with dementia.
Residents and staff awarded Executive Director Joyce McBride with her official Myrtle Beach Lifeguard shirt for keeping us all safe during the Irma evacuation! Residents and staff all signed their thanks and appreciation!
During our recent evacuation to Myrtle Beach in the face of Hurricane Irma, our residents and marketing director were featured in a news story, alongside the Sheraton Convention Center hotel, where we stayed.
Savannah Commons said goodbye to longtime employee Stanley Royal on December 23. Mr. Royal retires from his position as Director of Resident Affairs, after nearly 20 years at the community. He started out as evening security staff before working up to a Director position. He had come to Savannah Commons after a distinguished career in the military, serving in the United States Army.
Staff and residents came together for a surprise Retirement Roast of Mr Royal on December 18. Roasters and Toasters included not only Executive Director Joyce Crowder McBride, VP of Operations Alexia Pozar, and Wellness Director Randy Carter, but also resident Mary McClure, and members of Mr. Royals family and church.