Magnolia Manor Retirement Communities
Annual Report 2008
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
The Magnolia Manor Connection
At Magnolia Manor, we don’t just work in the communities we serve, we are
active participants. We live here. We raise our children here. We work hard to
improve life for all citizens.
As a team, we have the power to make our communities exciting and vibrant
places to live and work. That’s why we are committed to developing programs and
services that support and serve our communities in the best ways possible.
Our Core Values are connected to our residents, employees and the community.
Through programs and relationships, our story is communicated to bring us closer
to those we serve. These values are the philosophies and beliefs shared by every
member of the Magnolia Manor family. CARE requires all employees, potential
employees, volunteers, policies, and procedures to align with the corporate values and
beliefs to ensure our residents are provided the best possible care.
W e support our internal and external communities.
W e are responsible to our residents, team and communities.
W e value our residents, team and our communities.
W e pursue quality services on all levels.
To provide, as a ministry of the United
Methodist Church, a variety of quality
retirement communities throughout South
To be a leading provider of retirement living
opportunities, bring the best resources
of staff, facilities, programs and Christian
compassion to focus on meeting the needs
of our residents and their families.
As an extension of The United Methodist
Church, we are committed to the highest
values of the Christian faith in all of our
work and ministry.
"The resident first because I CARE".
Our motto expresses our aims, ideals, and
Our History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Message from Our President and CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Our Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Church Relations and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
League of the Good Samaritan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Campus Expansions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Quality and Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Volunteerism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Specialized Dementia Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Optimizing Our Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Renaissance Living Initiatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Campus Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Resident first because I care
Connecting with our Friends, Advocates, a
In the late 1950s, the South Georgia Conference of the United
Methodist Church commissioned an internal study on the needs of the
elderly in South Georgia. The study identified the need for safe,
secure housing along with long-term care for the elderly. Magnolia
Manor evolved from the South Georgia Methodists’ commitment to
establish a ministry to address these needs. That ministry expands
across denominations and geographical boundaries, embracing residents
from all walks of life.
Kate Witte, a long-time resident of Americus, also believed in
the idea of a home for the aging. When she passed away in 1947, her
bequest of 392 acres specifically designated to provide a home for the
elderly. A group of Americus citizens honored her request and formed
the Rock of Ages Foundation to operate a home. In 1959, the Rock
of Ages Foundation deeded the land to the South Georgia Methodist
Home for the Aging, Inc., known from its inception as Magnolia
Opening its doors in 1963, Magnolia Manor soon became recognized
as a leader in secure retirement living. First, the Retirement
Center provided assisted living care and soon after the Nursing Center
provided skilled nursing care. Over the next forty years, additions to
the Americus campus included the Martha McDonald Moore
Memorial Chapel, fifty Garden Apartments, six Ministerial Cottages,
twenty-two Villas, twenty Edgewood Apartments, eight Lake
Cottages, the Mattie H. Marshall Alzheimer’s Center, the Thomas O.
Marshall Jr. Administration Center within the Pitts Building and a
stand-alone laundry to meet the growing needs of the Americus community.
In 1983, Magnolia Manor expanded its ministry from
Americus to Macon, Georgia with the addition of 120 one- and twobedroom
apartments for the low-income elderly. In 1996, expansion
began in Macon with sixteen villas. Later twenty-four Supportive
Housing apartments and a Resident Life Center were added and, in
2009, twenty-four Assisted Living apartments were added.
Magnolia Manor’s ministry grew over the years with locations
in Richmond Hill, Moultrie, St. Marys, Buena Vista, St. Simons
Island, and most recently Columbus, Georgia. Over the last four
decades thousands of South Georgians have called Magnolia Manor
“Home”. Every day the organization’s eight campuses meet the needs
of more than 1,800 individuals in the areas of independent living,
assisted living, catered living, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s and
specialized dementia care. Magnolia Manor’s family includes over
1,400 employees dedicated to this United Methodist Ministry for
Magnolia Manor Retirement Communities announced the
reorganization of its corporate structure effective February 18,
2008. The primary purpose for reorganization is to align structure
to the basic business strategy. "This reorganization will enhance
Magnolia Manor's ability to pursue the strategies that have been
instrumental to its growth and success in the past. These strategies
include providing strong leadership for its employees with
advanced resources available to provide the highest quality of
care." With eight campuses offering multiple levels of care,
Magnolia Manor, a United Methodist Ministry for Older Adults,
considers itself an innovator in the industry with Signature
Programs such as the Renaissance Living Initiative, Spiritual
Care, and Wellness.
Magnolia Manor's corporate restructure began with the
promotion of Hill Fort to Senior Vice President for Operations.
Hill Fort oversees operations for each of the eight Magnolia
Manor campuses in South Georgia. Mr. Fort served as
Administrator of the Americus Nursing Center for nearly four
years and has demonstrated strong leadership ability, an exceptional
work ethic and passion for providing high quality of care, all
of which are essential to the success of the Operations position.
Mark R. Todd, President & CEO, also promoted three Vice
Presidents: Jerry Vick, VP for Finance, Robert Beckum, VP for
Church Relations and Development, and Diane Wade, VP for
Marketing, to serve as Senior Vice President for their departments.
Additionally, three Assistant Vice Presidents received promo
tions. Jim Griffith will now serve as
Vice President for Information
Systems, Sammy Bledsoe will serve as
Vice President for Physical Plants, and
Daron Butler will serve as Vice
President for Community Relations.
In this newly created position,
Mr. Butler will be responsible for community
affairs both internally and
externally. The position ensures
Magnolia Manor's presence in its communities
and will fully implement
Servant Leadership into its corporate culture. With twelve years of
experience in the Human Resources department, a strong understanding
of employee relations, and his contribution to the development
of the Servant Leadership Initiative, Daron Butler, AVP for
Human Resources, was selected to serve in this position.
In an industry where growth and development are both crucial
parts of success, I am confident this restructure will benefit
both residents and employees. Each of those receiving promotions
share Magnolia Manor's vision to be a leading provider of retirement
living opportunities, to bring the best resources of staff, facilities,
programs and Christian compassion to focus on meeting the
needs of its residents and their families.
Mark R. Todd
President & CEO
Connecting with our Leaders
Magnolia Manor prides itself on selecting leaders who follow
the Servant Leadership philosophy. Servant Leadership is
not only a philosophy endorsed by Magnolia Manor, it is
practiced. With Servant Leadership....we are better able to
retain caring, compassionate employees who take pride in
their work and, in return, offers higher quality of care to our
Board of Trustees
President and CEO
Has been a strategic leader with Magnolia Manor for 23 years. Through his
vision, Magnolia Manor has endorsed Servant Leadership, developed the
Renaissance Living Initiative, and executed multiple expansions.
Sr. Vice President for Operations
Mr. Cecil D. Abarr
Mr. Jeffrey B. Barker
Dr. Connie Blanchard
Dr. Hal N. Brady, III
Mr. Jimmie Buchanan
Mr. John P. Gill
Mr. Kermit Griner
Mrs. Ann L. Harris
Mr. Mark D. Johnson
Mrs. Eloise R. Paschal
Hon. J. Taylor Phillips
Mrs. Betty D. Pope
Mr. Robert Reinhardt
Mr. J. Blake Sullivan
Mrs. Edie S. Vinson
Mr. George Youmans
Mr. Wayne Johnson
Ex Officio Trustees
Rev. Don Adams
Dr. Brad Brady
Rev. Marcia J. Cochran
Rev. Ronnie Cullpepper
Dr. Hugh L. Davis
Rev. Marshall Howell
Bishop B. Michael Watson
Rev. Ronnie Wills
Rev. J. William Dupree
Mr. Will Peterson
Mr. J. Hinton Reeves
Dr. A. Jason Shirah
Dr. Henry King Stanford*
Dr. James T. Trice, Jr.
A licensed nursing home administrator in Georgia, Mr. Fort has more than
15 years experience in the nursing home industry. His innovation and
knowledge has brought state-of-the-art programs to our nursing centers,
which, in turn, has increased our efficiency, effectiveness and level of care.
Sr. Vice President of Finance and CFO
More than a dozen employees make up the Corporate Finance Team
at Magnolia Manor. The Finance Team is committed to helping
Magnolia Manor remain financially strong. Last year’s addition of a
Purchasing Manager enabled Magnolia Manor to begin working on a
group purchasing project with vendors in order to reduce the costs of
office, nursing, and other supplies throughout each of our eight campuses.
Church Relations and Development
Sr. Vice President for Church Relations and
The Church Relations Department has a two-fold
mission. First is providing broad based spiritual care
for our residents and staff. Currently there are six
United Methodist Ministers, appointed to serve as chaplains at
Magnolia Manor, led by the Assisted Vice President for Spiritual
Care. These chaplains offer pastoral care, support group care, services
of worship and Bible study and many other spiritual growth
opportunities on all campuses. In addition, our chaplains coordinate
the volunteer involvement of community clergy and their various
Second, the staff from the Department of Church Relations interprets
the ministry of Magnolia Manor and advocates for the needs
of senior adults in communities and churches across South Georgia.
Church Relations also touts a Speaker’s Bureau which offers a wide
array of older adult topics for speaking to churches, civic and community
organizations concerning the ministry of Magnolia Manor
and the needs of senior adults.
While the Church Relations Department offers and oversees spriritual
care, the Development Department coordinates Magnolia
Manor’s charitable support programs, capital endeavors, gifts to
campus programs, and the League of the Good Samaritan. This
team coordinates fundraisers such as golf tournaments,
Homecoming, and organized walks.
Operations Support and
Vice President for Physical Plants
Physical Plants oversees all maintenance, renovations,
and expansions for the eight campuses. This
department has overseen two expansions this year:
the St. Marys Assisted Living Project and the
Macon Assisted Living Project.
Vice President for Clinical Services
Clinical Services collaborates with and leads nursing
staff on each campus to ensure regulatory guidelines
are being met while increasing quality indicators
and resulting in good quality resident care programs.
Connecting with our Leaders
Vice President for Information Systems
The Information Technology Department challenges
itself each day to increase the effectiveness and efficiency
of existing systems throughout the Corporate
office and our eight campuses.
The team supports 12 servers located on 2 campuses
and is responsible for all hardware and software
updates as well as daily, weekly, and monthly backups.
Additionally, the IT team provides support for
operating systems ranging from Windows XP and
Windows 2000 to modernized software such as
The IT team also collaborates
with the clinical, human
resources, and financial
departments to maintain,
support and update American
Healthtech clinical and financial
software as well as time
and attendance software.
Vice President for Community Relations
Community Relations connects Magnolia Manor and its core values to our
residents, employees, and the community at large. We believe if we
actively live our corporate values we will, in turn, communicate the spirit
of our brand. Through programs and relationships, our story is communicated
to bring us closer to those we serve. Under the direction of this
department, we are committed to building communities through supporting
organizations, projects, and events whose shared goal is to improve
the lives of individuals from all walks of life.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
The Human Resource team balances employee
expectations with organizational expectations to
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achieve stability while increasing performance. By
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creating this balance, the HR team is able to recruit
competent, skilled employees while retaining those
who share our vision. The HR team is also responsible for performance
management, compensation, employee benefits, employment laws, worker’s
compensation, employee handbooks and unemployment insurance.
The visibility of this department allows it to act as the liaison between
employees and leaders, thus enhancing morale and productivity.
Marketing and Communications
Sr. Vice President for Marketing
The Marketing Department delivers expertise in media, publications, promotions,
public relations, and advertising directly to each of our eight campuses. This
department is responsible for developing individualized marketing strategies as
well as creating advertisements, direct mail pieces, and proposals. Along with
each campus Administrator and Admissions Director, the Marketing Department
is able to execute each of those strategies, in return generating public interest in
our services for older adults.
This department also assists with planning events such as Health Fairs, Open
House, Christmas Teas, Art Shows and Green Day Celebrations. The Marketing
Department also acts as the main printing source for direct mail, brochures and
other marketing materials, annual reports, and employee newsletters and for the
past several years has published the donor newsletter.
The success of our organization is attributed to developing and maintaining relationships
with our residents, employees, spiritual leaders, vendors, and our community.
As a best practice, the Marketing Department monitors and tracks this
success through REPS, while measuring the outcomes of events, advertisements
and other campaigns. While our marketing philosophy is to focus on the customer,
we also value good communication, creativity, branding, and attracting
and retaining residents in our communities.
Church Relations and Development
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he Church Relations
Department focuses on two
very important missions of Magnolia Manor: spiritual care and older
adult advocacy. First and foremost, Magnolia Manor believes spiritual
care is the center of all we do. As an extension ministry for the United
Methodist Church, Magnolia Manor upholds the vision of the South
Georgia Annual Conference says, “God envisions faithful, fruitful, and
bold congregations and ministries passionately growing mature disciples
of Jesus Christ who are living vessels of the Holy Spirit’s desire
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he Development Department
continues to grow each year as
Magnolia Manor strives to build
new relationships with potential
donors. Annual fundraisers and golf
grants, and donations
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and miraculous power to redeem every soul and circumstance.”
Magnolia Manor is committed to strengthening our connection with the
mission of the church and redeeming the souls and circumstances of
The Church Relations Department is blessed with three full-time
chaplains and three part-time chaplains who together serve a resident
population of 1,800 as well as residents’ families and nearly 1,400 staff
members. Our chaplains provide broad based spiritual care for our residents
and staff and offer pastoral care, support group care, services of
this department is to strengthen relationships with existing
donors and foundations. By calling on donors to
support upcoming projects, expansions such the new
assisted living wing in Macon and the assisted living
wing and wellness center at St. Marys are made possible.
In addition to building relationships and planning
events and fundraisers, this department serves as the
data processing center for League of the Good
Samaritan donations and support services for Church
Relations. The Development team also provides extensive
research for grants, attends Advisory Board meetings,
and produces communications pertaining to
donors and spiritual care.
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Support The League of the Good Samaritan
Her touch warmed you when you were sick...
Her smile chased away your fears...
Her laughter filled your heart...
Give a gift as precious as a Mother’s love
League of the Good Samaritan
he League of the Good Samaritan is one of
the charitable funds of Magnolia Manor, the
older adult ministry of the South Georgia
Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The League exists because Magnolia Manor’s
founders promised that “no one, having chosen
to come to Magnolia Manor, would ever have
to leave due to an inability to pay for care.”
Despite the best of plans, sometimes money
runs low and care costs increase. Instead of
retirement being a reward for years of service
to family, employer and community, it can be a
At these times, the League of the Good
Samaritan steps in to help. Residents are asked
to pay all they can, keeping a small reserve for
personal spending. Government monies are
sought. The difference is paid with League
Nearly 100 percent of the League funding
comes from individuals like you — Good
Samaritans who care about South Georgia’s
older adults, people who want seniors to have
the care they need, in a comfortable,
secure environment filled with Christian values
and close friends.
Shortfalls in the money raised by the League
of the Good Samaritan must be drawn from
Magnolia Manor’s operating budget, diverting
funds from other critical programs and projects.
Older adults rely on your generosity to have
the care they need to live fully, securely, and
joyfully. On average, a single person drawing
from the League requires $990 a month.
To the Board of Trustees:
We have audited the accompanying combined balance sheets of Magnolia Manor,
Inc. and its combined affiliates as of June 30, 2008 and 2007, and the related combined statements
of operations, changes in net assets and cash flows for the years then ended. These
financial statements are the responsibility of Magnolia Manor, Inc.’s management. Our responsibility
is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted
in the United States of Americus and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in
Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance
about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial
statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the combined financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of Magnolia Manor, Inc. and its combined affiliates
as of June 30, 2007 and 2006, and the changes in their net assets and their cash flows for the
years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United
States of America.
In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report
dated November 19, 2008, on our consideration of Magnolia Manor, Inc.’s internal control over
financial reporting and our test of it’s compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations,
contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe
the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the result
for that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or
on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with
Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit.
Our audits were conducted for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic financial
statements taken as a whole. The accompanying supplementary information is presented
for purpose of additional analysis and is not a required part of the basic financial statements of
Magnolia Manor, Inc. and its combined affiliates. The accompanying Schedule of Expenditures
of Federal Awards is presented for purposes of additional analysis as required by U.S. Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Nonprofit Organizations, and is also not a required part of the basic financial statements. Such
information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic
financial statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the
basic financial statements taken as a whole.
Statements of Financial Position as of June 30, 2008
Assets Limited as to Use
Investments and Other Assets
Net Property and Equipment
Liabilities and Net Assets
Equity, Captive Insurance Company
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
Combined Statement of Operations
Total Unrestricted Revenues
Provision for Bad Debt
Insurance Underwriting Expenses
Property and Related Expenses
Depreciation and Amortization
Net Assets Released from Restriction
Change in Unrealized Gains
Increase (Decrease) in Unrestricted Net Assets
St. Marys Campus Expansion
he expansion on the St. Marys
campus brings 12 new assisted living
apartments, a wellness center, a therapy
pool, beauty parlor, an addition to the dining
room and and a designated area for
The new Wellness Center offers
state-of-the-art, senior friendly equipment
including natilus machines and treadmills.
The therapy pool will be beneficial to those
who suffer mobility challenges as well as
chronic arthritis. The addition of the
Activity Room will allow residents to enjoy
more elements of Magnolia Manor’s signature
program, the Renaissance Living
The Consecration Ceremony was
held on October 28, 2008 commemorating
the expansion of services on the St. Mary’s
campus. Magnolia Manor Chairman of the
Board James Buchanan welcomed residents,
supporters, board members, and
employees to this historic event. Later special
guest Bishop James R. King of the
South Georgia Episcopal Area of the
United Methodist Church delivered the Acts
of Dedication followed with the Blessing by
the Reverend Marcia Cochran.
Bishop James R.
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of the United
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Quality and Innovation
elations is one of the newest programs offered at Magnolia
Manor. Our main goal is to ensure we are connected to our communities, including being
engaged in our very own retirement communities. Because charity should begin at home, we are
actively implementing new initiatives such as Corporate Wellness, Employee Recognition and
Employee Assistance. We are also revamping our corporate culture by adding and enhancing
programs such as Servant Leadership, Employee Volunteerism, and our Green Workplace
We recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the communities
in which we operate. We also believe that, as a corporate citizen, we have an obligation
to respond to the social needs in our communities. Our community activities are local in scope
but consistently relates with organizations and projects that address the health and social concerns
of our communities and especially the needs of our present and future consumer base. By
targeting our support in this way, we're able to make the most of the resources we have and, in
turn, have a greater impact on our communities.
Servant leaders lead from the heart and
believe their job is to empower others to
grow personally, spiritually and professionally
and are able to create a sense of
shared responsibility where all employees
feel they are an integral part of the organization.
Characteristics of Servant Leaders
Patience—The ability to show self-control
in a difficult or stressful situation.
Kindness—Giving attention, appreciation,
and encouragement. Showing gestures
of kindness, compassion, and consideration
when engaged in active listening.
Humility—Being authentic, modest and
unassuming. It is not thinking less of
yourself, it’s thinking about yourself less.
polite, considerate, civil and reverent to
Selflessness—Meeting the needs of others
by being gracious, thoughtful and
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agnolia anor harmacy began as a partnership between
Magnolia Manor and Elder Care Pharmacy. This creative partnership provides the highest
quality of pharmacy care to all Magnolia Manor Nursing Center residents as well as
allows Magnolia Manor to reorganize and consolidate all pharmacy services throughout
the organization. Unique services such as On-site Medication Administration Training,
Consulting Pharmacists Review and Emergency Delivery Service delivering medications
in emergency situations 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year allows our residents to
receive the highest level of pharmacy care available. This new service also shows our
values of the importance of providing a continuum of care for residents by utilizing innovative techniques and high quality
he Magnolia Manor Volunteer Program is designed to unite the stimulus
of friendship with resident activities. Simply put, a Magnolia Manor volunteer
assists the staff in making life meaningful.
When choosing a volunteer, Magnolia Manor evaluates the applicant's
fondness for people and their genuine respect for others. Additionally, our program
measures capabilities, interest, willingness, dependability, and awareness of
the needs of others. Our program emphasizes the importance of person to person
relationships. Our staff mentors volunteers on listening, displaying patience,
encouraging residents to talk about how they feel, respecting resident's rights and
religious activities, demonstrating teamwork, and following policy.
As a United Methodist Ministry for Older Adults, the community understands
the importance of providing an exceptional level of care while surrounding
residents with a loving, Christian environment. Volunteers are also attracted to our
Renaissance Living Initiative, which offers health and wellness, arts and culture,
and spiritual care and growth.
Whether our volunteers are assisting residents with diminished eyesight, hosting birthday parties, offering pet therapy, singing in
gospel groups, assisting residents with Renaissance activities or providing comfort to those who are without family, it is certain they know
our residents deserve the best quality of life possible.
Pictured above is Columbus volunteer Bob Huff, who received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Georgia Nursing Home
Association. Pictured to the far left is Ruth Jones receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Homes and
Services for the Aging. Pictured to the near left is a
group of volunteers at Magnolia Manor of Marion
County. Marion County Auxiliary and other volunteers
continue to be instrumental in increasing daily
social interaction with residents, teaching Sunday
School each week, raising money to help purchase a
generator, and coordinating events to raise money to
build the gardens, a chapel, a gazebo and much more.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
uality of life is an important factor in determining which
nursing center is best for your loved one. There are so
many factors to take into consideration, it is sometimes difficult
to distinguish which center is the best fit for the needs
of your loved one. However, many believe one of the most
important services a nursing center can offer is physical
Physical Therapy is a needed service in nursing
homes since nursing home residents tend to be more weak
and fragile than older adults living independently.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, falls are
a major determinant of functional decline and nursing
home placement. Often times, falls result in fractures in
older adults. For nursing centers such as Magnolia Manor
of St. Simons Island, physical therapy
plays an important role in
older adults regaining balance
and stability after a fall. In fact,
often times older adults are discharged
back to their home once
physical therapy has been
reestablished. This was the case
for Mr. David Richmond, pictured
to the left. Mr. Richmond was discharged
to his home after he
completed his physical therapy
plan of care.
One of the first goals for the
Aegis Therapies, our local on-site therapy service, and the
Physical Therapy Department at Magnolia Manor on St.
Simons Island is to develop
a plan of care that will
result in outcomes such as
reduced pain, restored
function, and improvement
in the ability to move.
Through exercise, training
and massage, residents are
able to experience positive
Since lack of physical
therapy and living a
sedentary lifestyle can
increase the risk of falls,
encourage residents to
exercise and continue living
actively within the
nursing center itself. By doing so, residents may be able to
maintain balance, stability and range of motion; all of which
Along with the St. Simons Island campus, the
Americus Nursing Center and Columbus East Nursing
Center both provide strong rehabilitative programs on -
site. With the goals of wellness and well-being, all of our
nursing centers serve many individuals with a variety of
needs. However, with our therapy services at our three
rehabilitative centers, we offer the right amount of assistanc
eto obtain healing and independence.
Specialized Dementia Care
Mattie H. Marshall Center
and Columbus West
s a personal care home, Mattie H. Marshall Center provides specialized
dementia care in state-of-the-art accommodations. From the
physical design of the interior and exterior spaces to the in-home
assessment performed prior to admission, the Mattie H. Marshall Center
differs from other dementia-care providers. With dementia-specific programs
and quality care provided by caring staff, each individual receives
the specialized attention they deserve.
As a skilled nursing center, Columbus West offers specialized
dementia care with a skilled nursing staff to complete the continuum of
care on our Columbus campus. As well, nursing assistants provide
hygiene care and assist with other activities of daily living.
As Alzheimer's progresses, both centers offer support in the form
of education and pastoral counseling through our trained staff and family
support groups. As resident needs increase, families experience the
peace of mind knowing it is not necessary to move to another community.
We offer a continuum of care through all phases of Alzheimer's and
other dementia-related diseases.
Additionally, the Mattie H. Marshall Center and Columbus West
offers a variety of activities as a part of our signature program, the
Renaissance Living Initiative. With this program, dementia and
alzheimer’s residents are able to embrace their own creativity through
writing and arts, while producing canvas paintings of their own.
Mattie H. Marshall Center
Magnolia Manor West
Optimizing Our Website
he addition of a marketing department two years ago
enabled Magnolia Manor to focus on projects important in
communicating our services to the public. One of the first
goals established for the marketing department was to launch
an optimized website. The website offers education on the
services provided by Magnolia Manor as well as delivers upto-date
career opportunities for experienced job seekers.
After months of dedicated planning and designing, the
Magnolia Manor website has been launched.
The new website not only provides information on our
retirement services and career opportunities, it also showcases
many of our signature programs such as Spiritual Care,
Renaissance Living, and the League of the Good Samaritan.
All of these help make Magnolia Manor unique in the health
Viewers will also find opportunities to donate online in the
‘Giving’ section of the website, adding convenience for current
and future donors. In addition, the ‘Giving’ section offers
information on the several different charitable opportunities
such as the League of the Good Samaritan, Gifts to Benefit
Programs, and Restricted and Unrestricted Donations.
Employees, residents, donors and prospective residents
will enjoy the contents of the ‘Happenings’ page, which
bridges the gap between corporate projects and campus
news. You will also find upcoming campus events such as
health fairs, festivals, and art shows listed on this page.
Other features of the website include a ‘Contact Us’ page.
This page offers contact
as address, phone
number and email
addresses for an array
of topics ranging from
volunteering to campus
from ministry information
to requesting a
speaker for your
church or organization.
This page allows viewers
to immediately contact the appropriate department with
Maintaining an effective website is quite challenging for
many companies since it requires focus and committment;
however, Magnolia Manor employees from all capacities
have offered suggestions and recommendations to contribute
to an accurate and effective website. Magnolia Manor attributes
this team approach to its Servant Leadership philosophy
in which employees have a sense of shared responsibility in
being an integral part of our organization. With over 77% of
the adult population using the internet for information, education
and shopping, Magnolia Manor is committed to ensuring
www.magnoliamanor.com will remain efficient and effective.
Renaissance Living Initiatives
enaissance is French for “rebirth”. While it is the term
describing a particular period of history, renaissance is used
to describe any period of time when there is an exciting new
engagement of purpose, creativity, meaning and vitality. This
aptly describes the quality of life Magnolia Manor seeks to
offer older adults during their retirement years.
Arts & Culture
Doing something creative is good for the overall health of
older adults. Studies indicate seniors who are actively creative
suffer less from depression, make three fewer doctor
visits per year and take an average of two fewer medications
than their less active counterparts.
Magnolia Manor’s program of Renaissance Living embraces
creativity through music, poetry, painting, writing, story telling
and other fine arts. In addition, we offer opportunities such as
foreign language classes, personal computer training, horticulture
classes, reading groups and Elderhostel experiences.
Spiritual Care & Growth
Ministers, appointed to serve as
chaplains, are led by Reverend
Dennis Stalvey. These chaplains
offer pastoral care, support group
care, services of worship and Bible
study and many other spiritual
growth opportunities on all campuses.
In addition, our chaplains
coordinate the volunteer involvement
of community clergy and
their various faith communities.
Health & Wellness
The Clarke W. Duncan Wellness
Center on the Americus Campus
greatly benefits Magnolia Manor
residents, as well as older adults
throughout the community.
Wellness centers and fitness programs
on other campuses keep all
Magnolia Manor residents looking
and feeling young and energetic!
Angela Rose, Administrator (Nursing Center)
Jane House, Administrator (Retirement Center)
2001 South Lee Street
Americus, GA 31709
Magnolia Manor of Columbus
Mike Goyne, Campus Administrator
Tracy Johns, Administrator (West)
Joyce Roberts, Administrator (Assisted Living)
P.O. Box 9696
Columbus, GA 31908
2010 Warm Springs Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Magnolia Manor of Macon
Lynn Leacroy, Administrator
200 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Magnolia Manor on the Coast
Rich DeLong, Administrator
141 Timber Trail
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Magnolia Manor of Marion County
Barbara Mitchell, Administrator
P.O. Box 197
349 Geneva Road
Buena Vista, GA 31803
Magnolia Manor South
Teresa Newell, Administrator
3011 Veterans Parkway
Moultrie, GA 31788
Magnolia Manor of St. Marys
Dianne Feine, Administrator
4695 Charlie Smith, Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558
Magnolia Manor of St. Simons
Myra Hocutt, Campus Administrator
2255 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Shirley Rash, Assistant Administrator
100 Heritage Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Magnolia Manor proudly serves older adults in communities throughout South Georgia. Our eight locations provide
various levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Catered Care, Skilled Nursing and specialized