Older adults live independently in cottages or apartments with all the freedom one could imagine. Residents come and go as they please, enjoying life to its fullest. Maintenance is not a worry because each campus is staffed with knowledgeable, hard-working personnel who take care of those jobs that typically occupy so much time and energy. Lawn care and house cleaning are memories, not responsibilities!
Apartment living is available at ten campuses: Hernando, Clarksdale, Tupelo, West Point, Columbus, Raymond, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Leakesville, and Gulfport. Cottage living is available at 5 campuses: Clarksdale, Gulfport, Meridian, Raymond, and Tupelo. Comfortable, spacious homes provide quiet seclusion when desired, and the convenience of a larger community and all the amenities it provides. Bring your own furniture and decorations, or create the designer showcase you’ve always dreamed of!
Personal care bridges the gap between independent living and a nursing home for those who are able to maintain some level of independence. Personal care offers daily assistance as needed with meal preparation, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, medication monitoring and laundry service. That little bit of extra help is there when you need it.
Personal Care, also known as assisted living, is available at seven Senior Services campuses: Hernando, Clarksdale, Tupelo, Columbus, Raymond, Meridian, and Gulfport. Our Riggs Manor campus in Raymond is the birthplace of America’s first Personal Care GREEN HOUSE® homes.
Dedicated Memory Support Services
Dedicated Memory Support Services offer all the same ammenities as regular personal care, however, the care is designed to create a safe and comfortable environement for residents needing assistance with daily living due to a dementia diagnosis. With input from our highly-trained staff, individualized care and recreational plans are customized to the resident's strengths and limitations.
Memory Support Services are available at two Senior Services campuses: Raymond and Gulfport.
Skilled Nursing Care
Authorized by the resident's physician, skilled nursing care provides 24-hour assistance and a full array of personal, dining, therapeutic, social, spiritual and recreational services. Senior Services offers traditional nursing homes in three communities: Tupelo, Columbus, and West Point.
The GREEN HOUSE® concept, now an international movement, was born at Methodist Senior Services in 2003 with the opening of our first four Traceway buildings, followed by six more. The philosophy is designed to de-institutionalize traditional nursing homes and eliminate the loneliness, helplessness and boredom that plague so many older adults. Each home accommodates 10-12 elders, each with their own private bedroom and bath, surrounding a large living area complete with fireplace, open kitchen with breakfast bar and a large family-style dining table.
Senior Services offers Green House® Skilled Nursing Care at Tupelo and Yazoo City. Tupelo is the site of the first Green House program in the world, and the Martha Coker Green House® Homes in Yazoo City are remarkable as the nation’s first stand-alone Green House campus.
Each location has dedicated staff who schedule a variety of educational and recreational events for residents. The ever-popular bingo joins such activities as movie night, solving puzzles, learning to use a computer, shopping trips, local talent concerts, sing-a-longs, Bible study and worship, and a host of other fun events. Specific activities vary by location and season.