The opportunity to bring your pets with you is only one of the many reasons The Willows of Easley is a top choice for Upstate senior living. Whether you prefer independent living or need assisted living, The Willows of Easley not only makes senior life affordable but also strives to make life as normal as it would be in an any apartment or home.
“We are an all-inclusive community where our residents age in place,” said Executive Director Laura Gill Spearman. “We provide an individualized care plan specific to each one of them.”
Be it health and wellness, physical therapy, transportation or any other personal need, your care will likely involve familiar faces. Instead of handling steady or constant turnover, Spearman pointed out that her community gets, and often keeps, the best qualified care givers whose interest is primarily in the care and welfare of its residents.
“Many of our team members who work directly with our residents have been here for years, some more than a decade,” she said. “Our ownership and management company really understand that we are in the people business, and they allow our community to maintain the culture and personality that has contributed to our success throughout the years.”
That success started in 1997 with only assisted living, but, by 2004, The Willows of Easley reacted to a demand for more senior services by offering independent living as well.
“On both counts, our community always stays pretty full,” Spearman said. “The longevity of our associates and management team is rare and not only makes our community very special but creates and keeps the same kind of peace of mind that we want all of our residents to have as long as they are with us.”
Of course, pets are a big part of that peace of mind.
“My cats keep the place lively and are always a great conversation piece to have with others,” said Ruth Thomas, a resident since May 2020.
New arrival Pat Jones added, “My pets are like family, and it meant a lot to be able to have them here with me.”
If you’re considering senior living for yourself or a loved one, come see why The Willows of Easley has been voted the best retirement community by the residents of Pickens County for the past three years.
“We were also just recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Senior Living Communities for 2023-2024 for both our assisted living and our independent living buildings,” Spearman said. “And I am not only honored to be here, I plan to stay for a long time.”
By L. C. Leach III