By Gemma Long
You’ve worked hard all your life to make sure your retirement years are comfortable and secure. Now is the time to set your pace to a more relaxed and worry-free lifestyle, according to Patrick Lam, Executive Director of Reflections Memory Care & The Villas of South Park in Chatham. “Our goal is to be a leader in providing compassionate, quality senior care, focusing on the unique needs of our residents and their families,” said Patrick. “We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes dignity, respect, positive communication, and the “whole” person—mind, body, and spirit.”
The Villas of South Park is the newest Premiere Assisted Living community to open in the area. It offers residents carefree retirement living at its finest. The staff does all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. “Let someone else tend to all the tasks of daily living. You will be served a healthy, flavorful, and satisfying meal without the hassle of shopping, cooking, or cleaning. Experience all the comforts of home—your home—without the work and worry.”
Furthermore, Patrick and his compassionate team recognize that when you get to a certain age, time is the most important thing, so they make every effort to ensure they make it the best of times for their residents, family, and friends. “Whether entertaining loved ones in our lounge, watching a movie in our theater, enjoying the beautiful outdoors in our courtyard, or relaxing during warmer weather, our compassionate and dedicated staff will provide you and your loved ones the luxury of time and the gift of peace of mind. Here, you will have the perfect balance between your independence, along with living the standard of life that you want to lead.”
The Villas of South Park has a total of 50 apartments and is almost half-full after only opening for three months. “We are a family-owned and managed company, and every member of our team takes pride in the work they do,” said Patrick. “We treat our residents like family because we feel we are in their home and that we are there to provide them with the best possible services they deserve.”
There is also a movie theater and a beautiful Four Seasons lounge with a coffee bar, fireplace, and pool tables. “It’s like a community within itself,” said Patrick. “We also have a beauty salon and a spa, which goes hand-in-hand with an exercise room. Our well-trained care team is available 24/7, and management is always available, just a phone call away. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, and integrity.”
In addition, there are activities throughout the day in the activities center for residents to socialize; play a variety of games, including Wii bowling, dominos, cards, and board games; or just relax at the coffee bar with a book or magazine. The coffee bar has soft-serve ice cream, hot chocolate, French vanilla lattes, chai lattes, coffee, and cookies available 24/7 for the residents and guests to enjoy. “We plan to have a bus in the summer so we can take residents on outings, which will enhance their quality of life… that’s our mission,” said Patrick. “We like the staff to be part of our residents’ life on a daily basis and engaged in every aspect of their care to ensure they will have a happy and healthy retirement.”
Another important aspect of our resident care program is their medication management by our professionally-trained staff. Members of the staff are in constant contact with residents’ doctors, updating them regularly about any changes in their health so that medical advice can be sought quickly when needed. They also provide medication reminders, which will improve the overall quality of care for the residents in the community.
— Resident at The Villas of South Park. “It’s a fine place to live, and the service is excellent.”
— Resident at The Villas of South Park. “It is great. It’s a really nice place. I’ll recommend it to anyone who wants to stay at an assisted living place. I think the world of the staff and I highly recommend the director Patrick Lam and his Assistant Laila Kim.”
— Resident at The Villas of South Park. “It is a very friendly environment. You can be yourself, and you have great company. The employees are very helpful. It’s home away from home.”
If you would like to schedule a personal tour or want more information, please contact Patrick Lam, Executive Director of Reflections Memory Care & The Villas of South Park, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call directly at 217-508-8527. The Villas of South Park is located at 10000 South Main Street in Chatham.
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