I placed my 90 year old brother at St. Gabriel's of Murrells Inlet after looking at a few places in the Murrells Inlet/MB areas. The decision was totally going to be my brother's and after a very warm informational meeting and tour of the community, there was no hesitation about where he wanted to live for the rest of his life.
My brother had been fighting me for years about going into an AL facility. He had been single his entire life and did not want to leave his MB home where he lived for 30 years. However, after about a week I heard from the staff that he was adjusting beautifully and then when I visited from Charlotte, he told me that he was "happy" there. That was music to my ears!
The staff is excellent--very professional and caring. They treated him with respect and teased him which he enjoyed. He was lovingly referred to as "Mr. Joe." During a most recent visit he told me "I think they like me." I told him--"they love you!"
Since I live in Charlotte, I was always kept in the loop about what Joe was up to--whether he was participating in activities, whether he was eating, whether he had friends, etc . The staff understood his needs but also the needs or concerns that I had as a 'senior' caregiver living so far away.
My brother recently died, but his days were marked with a caring and loving staff who met his needs and also made him laugh. If I lived in Murrells Inlet, I would enter St. Gabe's knowing that I'd be given excellent care. As I mentioned on St. Gabriel's Facebook page, the facility is beautiful but it is the HEARTS of the Administration and staff that make it so special.
Carol Klein, sister to Joseph F. Klein/Resident
After looking at a number of local options for an assisted living situation for my elderly loved one, I entered St. Gabriel for the first time and knew this was the perfect place. With its welcoming coastal décor and friendly staff, St. Gabriel feels like a luxury resort. The suites are clean with natural light, kitchenettes, and large easy-to-access bathrooms.
The staff at St. Gabriel was most accommodating and helpful with move in arrangements. The Executive Director, Jacque, even joined our family at dinner the first evening to welcome my loved one.
Prior to restrictions required to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the calendar was filled with a variety of daily activities – shopping trips, lunch outings, crafts, bingo, ice cream trucks, religious services, therapy dog visits, and more. Not only the staff and family members of residents, but also members of the local community, interacted with St. Gabriel and its residents. Special celebrations, such as the holiday party, memory lane celebration, and a visit from Elvis, were truly special and fun for residents, families, and staff.
Prior to the necessary pandemic restrictions, St. Gabriel transported residents to medical appointments so families could spend time enjoying their loved ones rather than taxiing them to and from appointments. The High Tides Salon on site is also a big plus.
Emergency preparedness protocols are in place and proactively communicated to residents and their families, whether for a hurricane, pandemic, or other disruption to normal operations. I trust St Gabriel to keep the safety and health of its residents a top priority.
I have recommended and will continue to recommend St. Gabriel to others.
In August of 2018, I started visiting assisted living communities for my mom. My mom has Dementia and at that time, I visited three different communities in the area.
In August of 2018, I visited St. Gabriel. From the moment I walked in the front door, I was greeted by a very cheerful lady at the front desk. I felt like this was a five-star hotel. Nancy had given a tour of the community and I instantly knew this was where my mom was going to be living. The staff was super friendly, and the residents I saw were all clean, combed and well cared for. Every area I walked by was super clean and smelled very fresh. The nurses and the staff were very friendly, and they accommodated the needs of the residents. This is a very difficult task daily for multiple people. My mom has been at St. Gabriel since August 2019. St. Gabriel is a very special community because of the great care they provide to the residents. This takes a tremendous amount of pressure off me. Keep up the awesome job you master every day!!!!
Thank you for everything you guys do!!
My name is Becky and I wanted to write a letter to express my happiness with St. Gabriel Assisted Living. I have a dear friend who moved into St. Gabriel in October and she loves it!!
It took her a few weeks to get used to not living in her own home. She enjoys the activities, the food, and the warmth which she receives at St Gabriel. I visit her regularly and I am amazed at the staff and the other residents. In asking her if she would move back home if she could, she replied with an enthusiastic, “NO”. The hardest thing in loving someone older who is not able to care for themselves in all areas is a tough thing to see. But now I see joy and laughter from my friend, as she feels safe, loved and pampered. It brings peace of mind and heart to have her at St. Gabriel. I could not be happier. My friend has found a new lease on life.
Thanks for everything,
Thank you for coming to work each day to take care of my mom and every other resident. It is so appreciated that my mom is getting well cared for and having a positive connection with each of you during this stressful time. Gail – the activities mean so much to her and I so appreciate the pictures of her flowering bulb and painted Easter Egg. I am sending everyone love and appreciation.
When the time came to move my father from Independent Living to Assisted Living, my family wanted what was best for him. After looking in North and South Carolina, it became clear that St. Gabriel’s of Prince Creek rose to the top in terms of the best location for our father. From all four points on the compass, St. Gabriel’s excelled and had everything covered with their competent and caring staff; a beautiful and well-maintained facility; good food service; and kind and friendly residents. My Dad has since transitioned to Memory Care and the family continues to be very happy with our decision of St. Gabriel’s.
“I came here from Texas with only a brief introduction and found everything as stated and promised. It is beautiful, well kept facility. The staff is well trained, but mostly kind and generous. I highly recommend St. Gabriel to everyone.
Thanks for taking such good care of my mom and all the residents at St Gabriel. I appreciate all the safeguarding, the activities, the medical/healthcare and the friendly atmosphere. I feel sure this is a stressful time for all of you, and please know you are much appreciated. I look forward to the time I can come back to visit. Meanwhile, Carry On!!!
Thank you all for being there for me when I want to talk to my mom. I so appreciate the support and kindness for dialing the phone for her. Talking does us both a world of good and picks our spirits up. Blessing to all of you.
I haven’t seen Dad smile this much in ages. He was so amazed at how excited everybody was. Thanks so much for doing the Halloween Parade.