Fellowship Home at Brookside
  • Welcome
  • Amenities
  • Care / Services
  • Living Arrangements
  • Photo Gallery
  • F.A.Q.
  • Contact

Fellowship Home at BrooksideWelcome

We are delighted you are taking the time to get to know us! Our desire is to share our tradition with yours. We hope as you get to know us, you will see us as an extended family with your best interests in mind.

Fellowship Home at Brookside represents South Georgia living at its finest!  One of the highlights of living here is that you will experience the true essence of southern living. Open fields, pecan groves, sprawling oaks, and flowering gardens will surround you every day. Wake up and breathe clean country air. Sit on the porch and enjoy the lush gardens and the birds chirping. Or, stroll along our many walking paths and enjoy God’s creation.

And, we’re still convenient.  Once through the tree canopy, the heart of Valdosta shopping, dining, and healthcare is just 5 miles away.

Amenities

We combine true southern hospitality with convenience and comfort. Enjoy a fun, enriching lifestyle every day. Some of the amenities at your disposal include:

Gardens – The English-style gardens are a continual source of enjoyment for our residents. The scent of roses, jasmine, honeysuckle, and rosemary fills the air. Springtime brings every color of the rainbow with tulips, iris, Queen Anne’s lace, and flowering pomegranate. The gardens are a great place to have a private time of reflection or visit with family and friends.

Dining – We serve three delicious and nutritious meals prepared daily and served restaurant-style. Our goal is to provide a dining experience you will look forward to every day. Special diets are available. 

Beauty and Barber Shop – Our beauty salon and barbershop is open weekly and residents may have their hair styled or cut as often as they like at their expense.

Fitness & Wellness Center* – Features fitness equipment with seniors in mind. This room is also used for wellness training, rehabilitation, and other activities.

Library/Computer Room* – We offer senior friendly computers with Internet access and web browsing. The library features a variety of books for perusing at your leisure.

Theater Room – Enjoy “big screen” sights and sounds with our designated theater rooms. Whether it’s movie night, a virtual bowling tournament, watching the news or a big game, it is available for your enjoyment.

Housekeeping – Daily service includes clean washcloths and towels, along with general housekeeping (trash pick-up, etc.). Scheduled service includes laundry services, fresh bed linens, and bath soaps – to name a few.

Transportation – Courtesy transportation for shopping, eating out, banking, and other outside activities is scheduled weekly. Custom service is also available at the resident’s expense. 

Worship Center – Weekly church services in our chapel are a source of enrichment to our residents.

Activities – Our Activities Coordinator creates and coordinates a multitude of activities to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit.

Some activities include:

  • Dining club
  • Field trips to cultural events
  • Shopping trips
  • Ranger rides around Brookside Farm and along the scenic Little River
  • Fishing off the dock at Allison Pond
  • Raised gardening beds
  • Walking paths
  • Exercise class
  • Bingo
  • Singing groups
  • Devotionals
  • Movie nights
  • Parties
  • And much, much more!

*Unique to Willow Wood living area

Care/Services

 

Our personal care staff is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We encourage our residents to be as independent as possible while providing a team that is always available to assist with any activity of daily living.

Some of the services we provide include:

ALC Licensure – We hold an Assisted Living Community (ALC) license that allows us to expand the care and services we provide.  As the needs of our residents’ change, this license often allows them to remain on our campus, or “age in place,” without having to relocate to a skilled nursing facility.

Direct Care Staff – We employ our own registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and personal care aides (PCAs). This provides our residents with the ultimate in security, safety, and convenience.

Medication Management – Our licensed nurses and certified medication aides (CMAs) can supervise or fully administer your medications at the prescribed times and doses using the latest in medication administration technology.

Nurse Call System – If you need anything at any time, just use the designated call button in your room and we’ll respond to your request promptly (not available in all Memory Care units).

Memory Care – We offer a dedicated living area specifically designed to make life safer and easier for those living with dementia-related memory impairment.

Physical Therapy/Home Health – We make arrangements for physical therapists or nurses from a local home health agency to come see you for virtually any specific skilled need.

Scheduling and Appointments – We provide the service of keeping records of medical appointments, coordinating transportation, and documenting physician’s orders.

Additional Personal Care Services (as needed) – Daily assistance is available in the areas of bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, mobility, eating, transportation, emotional support, and more.

Willow Wood Assisted Living View Floor Plans

The Willow Wood living area is designed for those seeking an autonomous and convenient way of life in a secure setting. Individuals residing here desire the amenity-rich environment while requiring only our basic personal care services. Each residence is private with a choice of floor plans, all with private bathroom, kitchenette, thermostat, closet space, and more. Some additional amenities are unique to the Willow Wood living area – be sure to ask for more details.

Each unit in Willow Wood features:FHB Willow Wood Front Angle-small

  • Wall to wall carpet
  • Living/sleeping area
  • Ample closet space
  • Mini-kitchenette cabinets with bar sink
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Individual temperature control
  • Cable, phone & data jack
  • A fire suppression system

You will also find each unit has a spacious private bathroom featuring:

  • Porcelain tile floors
  • Built-in heater
  • Curbless shower
  • Shower seat and grab bar
  • Emergency call system
  • Toilet
  • Vanity
  • And a built-in security cabinet

Laurel Oaks Enhanced Assisted Living View Floor Plans

The Laurel Oaks living area is for residents requiring enhanced care beyond our basic personal care services. The focus of this area is to provide supportive features that maximize safety, comfort, and provision of care while promoting health and well-being. Laurel Oaks can be a great alternative to a nursing home at a fraction of the cost. Private and semi-private residences are available.

Each unit in Laurel Oaks features:FHB Laurel Oaks-Main Entry-small

  • Built-in closet and drawer space
  • Living/sleeping area
  • Ample closet space
  • Cable & phone jack
  • Fire suppression system
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Private toilet with safety grab bars
  • Vanity with sink
  • Senior friendly shower accommodations

The Elms Memory Care View Floor Plans

The Elms living area is designed to meet the special needs of seniors in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Some of the features include secured entry and exits, plenty of indoor and outdoor space for walking and exercise, daily activities, and a trained memory care staff 24-hours a day. Private and semi-private residences are available.

Each unit in The Elms features:FHB Elms-MC Entry-small

  • Built-in closet and drawer space
  • Living/sleeping area
  • Ample closet space
  • Cable & phone jack
  • Fire suppression system
  • Toilet with safety grab bars
  • Vanity with sink

Premium Units in The Elms also feature:

  • Larger living/sleeping area
  • Individual temperature control
  • Full private bathroom
  • 24-hour emergency call system

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F.A.Q.

Question: How often can family and friends visit?

Answer: We encourage our residents’ family and friends (including children) to visit as often as they like.

Q: Can residents come and go as they please?

A: Yes. Residents have the same rights living at Fellowship Home as they do in their own home. We do ask that you sign out before leaving the property.

Q: Are utilities included in my monthly charge?

A: Yes. Electricity, water, sewage, and pest control are all included. Basic expanded cable and Internet access are available for a nominal monthly fee. A common telephone is available for private use 24-hours a day. A private line in the resident’s room can be activated at the resident’s expense.

Q: Is living at Fellowship Home (or any senior living community) really cost effective?

A: Financially speaking, we have a “Compare Costs” chart on this web site to help determine whether it’s to your advantage to move in with us. The monthly cost pales in comparison to what you receive in return, considering lifestyle, convenience and security. What price tag can you place on “peace of mind?”

Q: My house is paid-off. Why should I consider living at Fellowship Home?

A: In addition to the answer above, here are three reasons: 1) you’ll avoid the personal hassle and repair costs associated with maintenance and upkeep of a home, 2) some people who live here decide to apply the value/equity from their home to cover many, many years worth of monthly charges and free themselves from the worry of covering the cost of Fellowship Home, and 3) when you consider the convenient, active, and safe lifestyle you’ll experience here, your quality of living increases immensely at Fellowship Home as compared to living alone.

Q: How is the food?

A: The food is both delicious and nutritious. Many of our residents list this as a favorite part of living here.

Q: Do you offer short-term living arrangements?

A: Yes. We offer short-term accommodations for individuals: 1) wanting to try it out for awhile, 2) needing respite care while getting your strength back from a recent surgery, or 3) needing care while your caregiver is away. For a stay less than 30 days, the special short-term rate will be applied.

Q: Can I bring my own furniture and accessories?

Answer: Of course. The rooms in the Laurel Oaks and The Elms Memory Care living areas are completely furnished, but we can remove as much or as little of our furniture as you choose to make room for yours. Furnishings are not provided for rooms in the Willow Wood living area, so you are welcome to decorate your room as you please. We can even help you hang your personal pictures on the wall.

Contact

Fellowship Home at Brookside
470 Fellowship Home Lane
Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Phone: (229) 244-9200
E-mail: [email protected]

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