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Ralph is one of only three healthcare administrators who are dually nationally certified by the National Association of Boards and the American College of Healthcare Administrators.  Ralph has just completed a major expansion of Southern Manor expanding the bed count to 45 and adding specialized services like an Alzheimer’s care unit.  Civically Ralph serves as Secretary of the Assisted Living Association of Georgia, member of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and past Secretary of the Statesboro Breast Cancer Foundation. Southern Manor has recently added a Companion Care division to provide sitter service for elderly people who want to remain in their homes.

Contact Information
Phone: 912-681-2686
Fax: 912-681-2935
Address: 1532 Fair Road
  Statesboro, GA 30458

Assisted Living Questions Answered by Ralph E. Cowart Jr. ALA-NBC »
Section: Assisted Living
Q:  How do I know if my loved one needs care in their home or needs to be admitted into a facility like yours? Do you offer any type of care in home? If so, what type of duties will the care-giver perform?

We find it is a personal choice as to whether someone chooses to live in our senior living community or elects home care services.  Multiple factors go into making this decision usually involving the resident's medical provider and family members. We have recently started a home care division which we branded Southern Manor Companion Care.  We strive to provide high quality care in the comfort of your own home, as we would in our facility.  Caregivers in the home may assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.  In addition, caregivers can provide companionship, housekeeping services, meal preparation, medication reminders, and assistance with running errands.   Although we can provide the same quality of care in the comfort of your own home, some our residents elect to move into our senior living community to be engaged with others.  We have a full activity calendar and many other events to keep our residents active on a daily basis.  I am always happy to discuss your options in detail in person or via telephone.   

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Section: Assisted Living
Q:  Do you charge level of care fees?
A:  No, we pride ourselves on being the only facility of our size to offer high quality senior living at an affordable all inclusive monthly rate.  Our staff is committed to providing high quality healthcare to our residents on a daily basis regardless of the level of care required.

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Section: Assisted Living
Q:  What does my loved one have to be able to do for themselves to come to assisted living?
A:   The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) outlines the criteria for admission to personal care homes and assisted living communities. In most cases the potential resident must be able to perform some activities of daily living, as well as be able to walk with assistance from a walker, cane, other equipment, or the aide of another person. Most of our residents are independent, but require some assistance with laundry, meal preparation, medication management, and common activities of daily living.

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