Caring with excellence is our priority! Our dedicated staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist residents with their personal care needs. We recognize that everyone is unique, and we ensure that residents have individualized care that is customized to meet their needs.
We provide assistance with the following:
Activities of Daily Living including bathing, grooming, dressing, ambulation and nutrition oversight
Scheduled transportation to doctors’ appointments
Communication between facility and healthcare providers to ensure a well-rounded care plan
Our secured memory care is specifically designed for those individuals experiencing dementia and other cognitive impairments. Our highly-trained staff works hard to cater to the specific needs of each individual, with the goal to keep residents active and engaged while maintaining their dignity and safety. Specialized programming and structured activities engage residents at all levels of capability. At Kempton of Charleston, we celebrate the daily successes and live in the present with those who entrust us with their care.
The hands of caregivers make a world of difference. Our support group program provides several benefits to caregivers supporting someone 60 years of age and older including:
Information about resources available to assist in locating services from private organizations
Caregiver training, peer support, and counseling to help families cope with the emotional and physical stresses associated with caring for a loved one; this is facilitated through our GEMMS program and trained RNs and LPNs.
GEMMS Training which stands for Genuine, Engaging &Meaningful Memory Support. Liberty Senior Living has taken steps to implement the teachings and training about dementia by Teepa Snow and the Positive Approach to Care methods. We now have access to a PAC Certified Independent Trainer Professional by the name of Holly Hines to guide learning and skills as supported by his or her certification types.
Respite care for their loved one during meetings; we will provide meaningful life enriching activities for them while you gain helpful knowledge, caregiving tips, and develop meaningful friendships.
Respite care is available for those who need support on a more temporary basis. The responsibility of caregiving can be overwhelming, and a respite stay at our community can provide much needed relief. Respite can also be used is a caregiver goes on an extended vacation, ensuring the resident is well-cared for in their absence.
Respite care service are available for a variety of care needs, and can be a great option after a hospitalization or rehab stay where a resident might not be ready to return to an environment without services.
Not sure if a residential assisted living is right for you or your loved-on? Respite can also serve as a trial period, allowing you or your loved one to immerse themselves in the lifestyle that Kempton of Charleston provides.
Call for more information about our respite program and availability.
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Our Medicare certified rehabilitation and skilled nursing services provide the services and guidance needed to meet your goals. Using individualized plans, our highly trained team recognizes the critical role we play as you strive to regain function and independence. With our caring and supportive skilled nursing setting, you or your loved one will find services from short-term rehabilitation therapy to specialized nursing care designed to focus on the overall needs to each individual we serve.
The Kempton of Charleston offers Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies to assist short-term residents to return to their prior living arrangements and lifestyle. Our state of the art Rehab Gym offers a wide array of modalities to accelerate your recovery and the therapists receive ongoing training to ensure we are providing the highest level of Skilled Therapy Services available.
Preparing for the Next Step…
Making the decision to have elective surgery takes preparation – from choosing a surgeon to identifying what services are needed following the procedure. Our Pre-Registration Program makes it easy to plan the next steps for recovery following an elective surgery. Our Admissions Office requests a surgery date, insurance information, completes the admission paperwork and confirms your room reservation.
MUSC Health Geriatrics is proud to partner with Kempton of Charleston. MUSC Health offers a full range of primary care services exclusive to Kempton of Charleston residents. Residents will find thorough, accessible, and complete medical care for acute illnesses, chronic diseases, and preventive care, as well as access to MUSC specialists, as needed.
Benefits of MUSC Health on Campus –
Convenience: located on-site at Kempton of Charleston.
Online care options, such as e-visits and video visits.
MyChart electronic medical records for 24/7 access to medical information,
scheduling, prescription refills, and other health care needs.
Patient-centered care: Providers partner with you to develop a health care plan that addresses your specific needs.
Specialized care for chronic conditions: Providers work closely with disease
specialists at MUSC Health. This partnership ensures you get exceptional care to manage and treat chronic conditions.
Advanced treatments: As an MUSC Health Primary Care patient, you have
access to new therapies and clinical trials at MUSC Health, South Carolina’s
Services available on campus
Cardiac Post-Acute Services
We provide individualized, post-acute services to assist and treat patients that have recovered from an acute cardiac event. Our patients will benefit from a skilled level of care that provides medical management and education to better prepare them for health maintenance once home. Our staff has been trained by experts at MUSC on Congestive Heart Failure to ensure we are following the same protocols.
Admission evaluations and visits for our residential Assisted Living and
Memory Care clients.
Physician availability 24/7 for our in-house residents with coordination of care with the professional Kempton of Charleston clinical staff.
Appointments available on-site for our residents for a variety of
health care needs.
Russ Blackwelder, MD, MDiv, CMD
Russ Blackwelder, MD, MDiv, CMD serves as the medical director for Kempton of Charleston. He is the Director of Geriatric Education, Community Geriatrics Section Head, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He graduated from medical school and residency at MUSC and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD) through the American Medical Directors Association. He has won the family medicine residency program’s top teaching award and been nominated multiple times for the MUSC College of Medicine’s highest teaching honor. The author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, he also serves as a Board Review Faculty focusing on Geriatrics for the American Academy of Family Physicians Board Review Course. While directing the Geriatrics curriculum for the MUSC Family Medicine Residency since 2015, he has mentored seven graduates who have been accepted to Geriatric Fellowship training. Dr. Blackwelder completed undergraduate education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, a Master of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga, and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His clinical interests include Geriatrics, Geriatric education, Palliative Care, and the role of physicians in society.
Dr. Eric M. Matheson, M.D. MSCR
Completed his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2001 and his family medicine residency from St. Vincent’s family medicine residency program in 2004. Dr. Matheson completed his master’s in clinical research from MUSC in 2009. His clinical and research interests include nutrition, preventive care, and medical education. He is currently an associate professor and serves as an attending physician at Kempton of Charleston.
Megan Diminich Bunch PA MHS
Megan Bunch, PA-C, is a family medicine provider in Charleston, South Carolina. She is accepting new patients of all ages at University Family Medicine – Peninsula in Downtown Charleston. Megan has been with MUSC for over 10 years collectively and went to PA school at Duke University School of Medicine. Megan will be a wonderful asset to our clinical team here at Kempton of Charleston
Certified Nxtgen Care Community
How It Works:
All our residents and front-line staff are outfitted with a wearable social bracelet. This bracelet works in tandem with solar-powered, wall-mounted sensors to gather data on resident and staff movement & engagements. With this information, our staff is empowered to focus on enhancing the unique care they provide to each of our residents. This includes more efficiently responding to resident care requests to proactively monitor residents’ social engagement helping staff monitor the health and well being of our residents.
Resident families are also given access to a web-based application. From their smartphone, families have access to real-time care insights – a window into the daily life of mom and/or dad. This includes: the activities and meals they attend, their physical activity, how much they engage with other residents, staff requests/response times, how well isolated they are during an infection, and more.
Measuring Our Performance for You:
With Nxtgen Care we set and measure a range of care goals. It’s all about our accountability to our residents and their families. Quite simply put, with our investment in this cutting-edge technology we are committed to providing an unparalleled level of care and service. As a Certified Nxtgen Care Community, here is a range of care goals we monitor and measurement:
Infection Prevention and Control – effective contact tracing and isolation