Pride of The Palmettos


Question. Tell us a little bit about The Palmettos and what makes it different.

Answer. The Palmettos is a unique community offering assisted living and memory care. Our commitment to offering person-centered care and our smaller size allow partners to get to know each resident better, learn their preferences, and build a rapport with them and the family members that allows us to offer more personalized service. 

Our residents have created a true community — they have developed friendships, created new activities based on similar interests, and continue to encourage and motivate each other as neighbors and friends. Together, our residents and partners have made this house a home.

Q. What is the most significant accomplishment of your career?

A. I believe my most significant accomplishment professionally is to have found a career serving seniors for 20 years that I truly enjoy. Being able to make a difference in people’s lives each day brings me joy and purpose. 

Q. What has your work taught you about leadership?

A. My work has taught me leadership is challenging, rewarding and ever-evolving. Mistakes will happen, but how you respond to them makes the difference. I learn and grow from each one, try not to make the same one twice and remind myself often that everything is a process. I believe in not giving up and keeping on trying until you achieve a successful outcome. I feel leadership is also service. I am here to serve our team and work hard to support them each day in our endeavors to create quality services for our residents.

Q. How did you get where you are today, and who/what helped you along the way?

A. Actually, a hurricane evacuation introduced me to my love for serving seniors. My mom and I evacuated to Augusta and ended up staying in an assisted-living home because all the hotels were full. We spent the weekend helping out and having a great time with the residents. My parents, family and friends have encouraged me throughout my life to not give up and to put my heart into everything I do. Now I am trying to instill those values in my daughter. As my dad always says, “Each day is a new day to excel.”

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3035 Okatie Highway, Bluffton