As seniors age, they often have to change routines and give up some of the simple pleasures they’ve long enjoyed and will always consider very important. At Dogwood Fulton, we have our own private beauty salon and licensed beautician to keep those traditions alive. Our ladies can have their hair “done” and men can get a fresh cut or shave. It is one of the most appreciated services we provide and enriches the lives of our residents. A full list of services is available upon request and services provided from the salon are at an additional charge.
The safety of residents is the foremost priority of the management and staff at Dogwood. There are many obvious areas where safety must be a concern; however, there are some that are not so obvious and we’ve learned to address through experience. We believe anyone who interacts with a senior plays a role and can enhance their safety. This includes their family and friends, doctors, therapists and other Dogwood residents.
Walking space, hand rails, grab bars, smoke alarms, lighting and closely monitored emergency call lights installed in all apartments are considered standard and just some of the ways we address residents’ safety. Nothing; however, replaces attentive resident assistants who inevitably grow friendships, a sincere concern and are available at any time to offer residents personal assistance.
Although Dogwood has an open door policy and residents are free to come and go as they please, visitors are required to check-in and doors are locked each evening. If a prospective resident has a certain fear, or if a family decision maker has a particular safety concern, they are normally brought up in the initial interview and addressed when developing the resident’s individual care plan. A secure and safe environment is not just another priority at Dogwood – it’s one of the very reasons we exist.
In the South, the order and cleanliness of home has long been a source of pride for seniors and at Dogwood Fulton it still is. As seniors age, their ability and desire to keep things as clean and neat as they once did is not always possible. And because of the slow progression of dust-buildup, stains, soiling, odors and other things that signify an unclean home, they often go unnoticed.
Stop by and you’ll see that a clean fresh environment is valued and a top priority at Dogwood.
Some of the house-keeping and services we provide for each resident include: