07 Jul Excellent Care Available at Sandy Springs Personal Care Center in Mount Vernon Towers
The in-house Sandy Springs Personal Care Center (PCC) is a dedicated care facility with 26 beds that is part of Mount Vernon Towers, the independent senior living community in the heart of Sandy Springs.
Mount Vernon Towers’ Sandy Springs PCC is an outstanding option for post-surgery recovery and respite up to 30 days, both for Mount Vernon Towers’ residents and for those who live outside the retirement community.
In addition, Sandy Springs PCC offers long-term care as long as residents are
- deemed appropriate by their primary care physician,
- are able to assist with activities of daily living (dressing, eating, and mobility) and
- are able to communicate their needs and wishes.
A full admissions protocol is in place.
Services and Therapies
At the Sandy Springs PCC, a dentist, podiatrist, dermatologist and a hearing specialist all visit regularly to provide services to the residents of Sandy Springs PCC as well as the entire Mount Vernon Towers community. Skilled nursing is available from outside healthcare providers. Rehab therapies are available through outside vendors including physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Ann Peterson, Director of Wellness, manages a staff of 17 employees and oversees the day-to-day operation of Sandy Springs PCC.
“We provide a warm, nurturing environment with kind caregivers who are vigilant, and who observe and monitor the residents’ conditions and report any changes to me immediately. If any condition is out of the realm of the expertise we offer at Sandy Springs PCC, I get the right providers involved. I am on call 24/7.”
Before joining Mount Vernon Towers, Mrs. Peterson worked as a nurse in a variety of environments. She has served as both a pediatric and a geriatric nurse, and was employed with an HMO, an OBGYN practice and in a hospice setting. Educating and counseling families is an important part of her function as Director of Wellness at Mount Vernon Towers.
“My door is always open: for our residents, for our staff and our volunteers – and especially for the family members of the people in our care. I encourage families to be involved and active with their loved ones on a daily basis,” says Mrs. Peterson.
For more information about Sandy Springs PCC, please visit www.mountvernontowers.com. To discuss convalescent care or assisted living care, please call 404.255.3534.