Adapting to a new environment - Melissa Davis of Laurel Creek Manor

Aug 23, 2012

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  Melissa Davis got involved in senior care by letting her fingers do the walking!  She wanted to help seniors, and found her first community by looking in the Yellow Pages.  Originally from a small town near Youngstown, Ohio, Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at the  North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega.

Today, Melissa is the Social Director at Laurel Creek Manor, an assisted living community with 50 residents, 12 of which are in a Memory Care Community.  She notes that one of the things that demonstrate the quality of the community and its care is the fact that they are completely full, with a waiting list.  She loves her job, and is rewarded by the interactions with her residents every day.  Laurel Creek Manor works very hard to assist new residents in adapting to their new environment  Melissa recommends that setting proper expectations is key, particularly with respect to the amount of time it could take to adapt.

One of Melissa's passions is the fight to end Alzheimer's.  As such, she has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's for the last three years.  This year, Laurel Creek Manor is having a fund raiser at their community on September 15, with food, music and games.  This fund raiser is in support of the Duluth Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 6.  for more information about Laurel Creek Manor, or the Walk to End Alzheimer's, contact Melissa at (678) 456-8363, email her at, or visit their website at

.We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.