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.
A Campus Community
Emeritus at Skylyn Place is one of the only continuum of care retirement communities in the region offering the full range of living options. So our residents can remain right here for virtually any level of care they need – and in fact, many of our residents have taken advantage of this option.
Our beautiful 18-acre campus, with its wooded areas, professional landscaping, and lovely walking trails, offers:
- Spacious Independent Living apartments with one- two- and three-bedroom units.
- Assisted living apartments for those who need a little extra help with everyday activities.
- Dedicated Memory Care apartments to serve residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory impairments.
- A skilled nursing facility to provide the highest level of care to residents who need it most.
The Perfect Location
Conveniently located on the east side of Spartanburg, just across from Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Emeritus at Skylyn Place has a country feel, but offers easy access to all that this area has to offer. Publix and Fresh Market are just minutes away, as are many medical office buildings.
The Chapman Cultural Center, located downtown, is Spartanburg’s center for all kinds of performing and visual arts, science and history. Here, residents can stroll through the Regional History Museum, the Spartanburg Science Center and SAM Art Gallery, where they can enjoy art exhibitions from international, national and regional artists.They can also attend performances at its two theaters, including the 500-seat David Reid Theatre and a classic black box theater for smaller productions. There are also several colleges in the immediate area, where residents are welcome to audit classes.
Should residents wish to travel outside of the area, we can easily take them to upstate South Carolina, just 30 minutes away, with its beautiful mountain scenery. The Bob Jones Museum of Art is in Greenville, 35 miles from our community. Greenville is also home to our residents’ favorite minor league baseball team, the Greenville Drive.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at Skylyn offers 116 spacious independent one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments; 102 one- and two-bedroom units for our assisted living residents; a 24-unit memory care neighborhood on the first floor, with one- and two-bedroom apartments; and an attached 40-bed skilled nursing facility with both companion and private rooms.
All one-bedroom apartments include a full kitchen (no stove in our assisted living and memory care units), a living room, small balcony and handicapped accessible bathroom. Our two- and three-bedroom units also offer a screened-in or glassed-in open patio, and two full baths. Our community is pet friendly too!
All residents have access to several common areas, including sitting areas on each floor and a spacious living room, with a grand piano and aquarium. We also offer a private parlor and a well-stocked library. Our Assisted Living residents also have their own Great Room for activities, relaxation and conversation with other community members.
Our Memory Care community provides private one- and two-bedroom apartments, both with a kitchenette. The common areas include a spacious living room, two sitting areas, a private dining room and a beautiful outdoor secured courtyard, with raised bed gardens.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Here at Emeritus at Skylyn Place, we offer the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, provided by the Westin Group on site. Of course, residents are welcome to use any other therapy provider in the area – it’s always their choice.
For our skilled nursing and memory care residents, we have a physician and nurse practitioner on staff that provide care right here; they are also welcome to see their own physicians. And every three months, a podiatrist provides care onsite for any resident needing foot care.
Should a resident require hospice, we can recommend many outstanding hospice providers in the area, which will provide services right in the resident’s own apartment.
Residents are also given a membership to Trinity Health and Fitness, located across the street.
Should you take a tour of our community, you’d immediately notice our “staff wall,” a showcase of all of our dedicated staff members who have been here 10 years or more. Right now, there are about 20 photos pinned on the wall – a testament to the loyalty and commitment of our staff. They embrace the family values that are the hallmark of Brookdale, always treating residents like they are family – because they are! Our staff truly appreciates working for a company, like Brookdale, that has a clear mission and instills in them the dedication to live those values in every way, every day.
Going beyond the call of duty, exceeding expectations, treating residents with the dignity they deserve are just a few of the caring attributes that our staff possess. For example, our caregivers know when a resident’s loved ones are out of town. So they step right in, taking over any tasks that the family member might have performed.
We are also well equipped to care for all of our residents, including those with serious health issues, with registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and Med Techs on staff. Our community also takes its activities seriously! We have three full-time Life Enrichment. And with six dining rooms, we have a large waitstaff and several incredible chefs!
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Our full-time Life Enrichment Directors work extremely hard to offer a wide range of activities to suit just about every interest and personality.
Our independent residents enjoy many activities together – playing bridge, billiards and all kinds of games, from trivia to Skip Bo. They go out to lunch on a regular basis, get together to watch movies and attend church services twice a week in our own chapel (five ministers rotate through our community). The Skylyn Hookers meet frequently to enjoy needlepoint and cross-stitching together. Another group of independent residents go bowling weekly. And a group goes across the street to Trinity Health and Fitness at least twice a week. They also enjoy frequent outings – shopping, picnics, sight-seeing, and trips to the Chapman Cultural Center to enjoy a dance performance or live theater. And for our independent residents, we also organize a big trip once a year – for example, they recently went on a week-long cruise.
Our assisted living residents enjoy many of the same activities, but also get together for our daily exercise program, which include Tai Chi and is led by therapists from the Westin Group. Mobile manicures comes by occasionally and all kinds of entertainers perform here at Emeritus at Skylyn Pace – Elvis impersonators, Blue Grass, Country – and even a pianist from one of the nearby colleges performs here. Our own Joyful Noise Choir, which includes assisted living and memory care residents, also gives concerts for residents. Family nights are held once a month, typically in honor of that month’s major holiday – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Mardi Gras, Christmas, a fall festival in October – even Valentine’s Day is an extra special day at Emeritus at Skylyn Place!
For our memory care residents, we offer Join Their Journey, an Brookdale program designed specifically to help residents have success throughout the day. So they are able to go to bed at night with an overall positive feeling. Memory games, gardening, daily exercise, musical programs and pet therapy are just a few of the activities we offer our memory care residents.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
We partner closely with the Spartanburg community, sponsoring a major community event every few months. For example, we host the Spartanburg Senior Standout Awards, which recognize local seniors who are giving back to the community at large.
Emeritus at Skylyn Place also organizes events specifically to answer seniors’ concerns about a host of issues, from financial planning to long-term care insurance to veteran’s benefits. We bring in outside experts to address these issues and the Spartanburg community is always welcome to attend.
And of course, we work closely with the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter, participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as host fund-raising events to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. In addition, our Memory Care Director leads a monthly support group for anyone – our own family members and people from the community – dealing with a loved one who has a memory impairment.
Our community has a total of six dining rooms. Everything meal is prepared right here. Our vegetables are fresh – whenever possible, we use produce grown in our own garden. Residents are waited on – just like in a restaurants, and can choose from one of two entrees at each meal. Independent resident also have a full salad bar. Breakfast offers all kinds of different choices daily, whether eggs made-to-order or crispy waffles with bacon. Lemonade, cookies and fresh fruit are always available for all residents.
Memory care residents are provided the same great choices, as well as three major snacks a day to help prevent problems with weight loss. Fridays are “Crispy Crème Donut Day!” Plus, we offer lots of finger food choices. Meals are served on colorful Fiesta ware, which makes it easier for residents to see the food on their plates.