Best Foot Forward – Mrs. Bethel Moves to Mount Vernon Towers

Fran Bethel

Best Foot Forward – Mrs. Bethel Moves to Mount Vernon Towers

img_1324“I did not realize that I had reached this stage in my life – until I broke all the bones in my foot by stepping off an 8-inch curb,” says Mrs. Fran Bethel, one of the newest residents at Mount Vernon Towers.

“I really needed a lot of help when this happened. Even though I broke the bones in sequence, which the doctor said was a good thing, I was not deemed operable,” according to Mrs. Bethel. “I needed a lot of care, since I could not put any weight on that foot. I needed a lot of therapy to learn to transfer in and out of a wheelchair, and to pivot. Fortunately, I learned about Mount Vernon Towers and the on-site Personal Care Center. It was the perfect solution for me.”

Before moving into her first-floor condominium in Mount Vernon Towers, the independent living community in the heart of Sandy Springs, Mrs. Bethel first spent a full month in the community’s Personal Care Center.

“It was an excellent experience for me to rehab here,” she says. “I made new friends, I was able to enjoy my meals upstairs or in the dining room, and I felt part of the Mount Vernon Towers community. It was easy to attend concerts and lectures in my wheelchair, and they even took me to the in-house beauty salon to get my hair done every week.”

While Mrs. Bethel was gaining back her strength, her daughters moved her into the one-bedroom condominium that she had selected. “It is quite spacious,” says Mrs. Bethel. “My recliner and wall unit fit beautifully, and I love having the hardwood floors now that I use my walker more.”

In addition to her new living quarters, Mrs. Bethel has also found a new caregiver who regularly comes to assist her for a few hours. “She is just lovely, and has quickly become part of the family.”

Mrs. Bethel notes that it has been easy for her to make new friends at Mount Vernon Towers. She loves playing bridge, and she is eager to meet many of the people who call Mount Vernon Towers home. She also enjoys inviting her friends from the old neighborhood to come over and enjoy lunch or dinner with her.

Of course, she says, it takes flexibility of spirit and the willingness on her part to accept the next change in her life. And, she says, “… it is important to like people!”

About Mount Vernon Towers Person Care Center

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.

To learn more about PCC or about living in a comfortable, convenient and well-built condominium in Mount Vernon Towers, the top retirement community in the heart of Sandy Springs, please contact Curt Frinkle at (404) 255-3534 for a private tour.

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