The Gardens: Frequently Asked Questions

    Seniors who are ready to enjoy their golden years, but need a little extra help will be happy and comfortable at The Gardens at Royal Oaks.

    The Gardens is a not-for-profit Personal Care Home in Dalton, Georgia, where there's time to relax and enjoy life, while feeling comfortable that there is always care when you need it.

    Below are a list of common questions.  If you need more information, please call us at 706-275-8899. 

    What is a Personal Care Home?
    Who can benefit from personal care services?
    Quality of Life
    What safeguards are offered by The Gardens?
    What about companionship?
    Who is sponsoring The Gardens?
    An Invitation - Come Visit Us at The Gardens

    What is a Personal Care Home?
    There was a time when seniors who needed some assistance with their daily activities had only three choices: live with relatives, hire an expensive in-home help, or go to a nursing home. Now, there is a better choice: The Gardens at Royal Oaks. Personal Care Homes are not skilled nursing care, but our professional staff includes licensed nurses supervising the care on every shift. Personal care services are designed for those who need some help with dressing, bathing or other activities.

    Residents live in private apartment homes. They enjoy the companionship and security of living among a caring community of friends. And they receive the help they need to experience the most independent lifestyle possible. Through these supportive services, The Gardens provides a dignified lifestyle.

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    Who can benefit from personal care services?
    As people age, many experience increasing difficulty with activities which they once took for granted. Eating, dressing and grooming, bathing and toileting, and mobility can all become more challenging. If you or someone you know could use assistance with one or more of these activities, but are otherwise independent, The Gardens at Royal Oaks may be the solution you have been looking for.

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    Quality of Life
    Initially, many potential residents of The Gardens wonder about a loss of independence or a decrease in their quality of life. In most cases, this is because they have nothing to compare The Gardens to, except the nursing homes they have seen in the past. But in fact, The Gardens has much more in common with a modern apartment community than with a nursing home.

    Residents of The Gardens live in private apartment homes that they decorate to their own taste, with their own personal belongings. They are free to plan their own activities every day, participating in a variety of organized group activities only when they choose to. And, because of the services they receive- housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, delicious meals and more- they can have more independence than living alone. It is a lifestyle that gives residents just the amount of help they need, without intruding on their privacy.

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    What safeguards are offered by The Gardens?
    One of the most valuable benefits of The Gardens is the 24-hour-a-day assistance that is immediately available. Should a resident need help in an emergency, each suite is equipped with a monitored call system. If necessary, the complete services of Hamilton Medical Center are only a block away. And, our fire-protection sprinkler systems and smoke detectors add to the safety of residents. All of these services mean more peace of mind not only for their residents, but for their loving families as well.

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    What about companionship?
    Beyond the services and amenities offered by The Gardens, there is the welcoming community spirit. Residents here have a broad variety of interests, but they all share the same Southern hospitality. New friendships can be formed here, and this companionship can sometimes be the most important benefit The Gardens offers.

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    Who sponsors The Gardens?
    The Gardens at Royal Oaks is sponsored by Hamilton Health Care System. North Georgia's most respected provider of health services. Our staff is composed of highly skilled, dedicated professionals who understand the special needs of seniors. The Gardens seeks out employees who truly want to make a difference in our residents' quality of life, and we support employees with ongoing training and development programs. In everything we do, we are committed to providing a secure, dignified and comfortable home for each of our residents.

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    An Invitation - Come Visit Us at The Gardens
    If The Gardens at Royal Oaks sounds like a lifestyle for you or someone you know, we invite you to arrange a personal tour. Meet our residents and staff, tour our grounds and see our apartment homes. We think you will agree that The Gardens is nothing you have seen before in North Georgia.

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