About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Laurel Gardens—and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities—has shared since our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful—a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our assisted living community.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Laurel Gardens is located across the street from one of the finest Hospitals in Florence, Carolina Hospital not far from downtown. Our location is about 10 miles from Rt. 95. We are 6 miles from downtown Florence, 60 miles from Myrtle Beach and 60 miles from Columbia S.C. Florence is in a wonderful location we are located between the Beach and the mountains with just about an hour or two from either location.
We have major lakes for fishing and boating just an hour to either location. The Leatherman center is just around the corner from Emeritus at Laurel Gardens where the seniors of our community meet for exercise, bridge games, computer classes, foreign language classes. They are always having special singing and speakers for all over South Carolina. We have field trips planned every month that our residents can participate in. Two major Hospital are located just down the street from our location. The top physicians in Florence are located right across the street from our Laurel Gardens. We are close to all the major Malls, stores, sporting venues and cultural arts centers.
A Wonderful Selection
When you pull up to Emeritus at Laurel Gardens there is a feeling of Southern Charm the minute you see our community, to its front porch with the rocking chairs, just waiting for that glass of Lemonade, to walking into our community and feeling that wonderful southern charm. You will be greeted with the feeling you are already part of our family. The garden is waiting for you with another porch for your afternoon snack overlooking the pond with its wonderful waterfall feature. The feeling you get when you sit and enjoy your refreshments in the afternoon sun makes you not want to leave.
The apartment choices are the largest rooms that are available in the Florence area. The overall atmosphere of our apartment living is like none other. You still have your independence with all the care and help that you may need. We provide three meals a day restaurant style, housekeeping, laundry service, transportation, activities are provided daily at your choosing. We have field trips schedules weekly, bingo, manicures and pedicures, the activities are endless. Emeritus at Laurel Gardens also offers a beauty shop on sight.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We are always working with our local hospitals and local physicians to stay in close contact with them. This helps build a strong relationship with all of the health care providers in the Florence area. It is so nice that they are getting to know not only our residents but our staff.
Our Staff is the best in the area. Most of our staff have been with the Brookdale family for years. They show the love and compassion for our residents that just make our community. Our nurse is one of the best you can find in the Florence area. When you meet our staff they will make you feel like we have known you for years. Your loved one will be taken care of like they are one of our Family.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Our Activities Director has in place many community activities in place daily. Each morning we have exercise class and devotionals. We provide a variety of games during the day. WE have outings that our planned weekly, during the Holidays we drove around Florence to see all of the Christmas lights, and went to the beach to see a Christmas show and then went out to dinner. We have crafts, beading, cooking classes, manicures. We have popcorn and movie nights every week.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
We partner with many community groups in our area. The groups will come in to perform with singing, dancing, Bible study groups from local Churches. We have Family night once a month, this is when the residents invite their family her to enjoy good food, entertainment and good fellowship.
Our dining services are provided by our staff. We serve the residents restaurant style. We provide Three meals a day, breakfast has a large assortment of food, lunch and dinner has always two different choice on their menu. We also provide bed time snacks and refreshment stations all through the building during the day.