For more than three decades, River Oak Assisted Living has offered Eufaula area seniors a home away from home.
Assisted living facilities offer residents the opportunity to continue their daily routine without having to worry with household tasks. Residents have their own rooms furnished with their personal belongings, in addition to community living rooms, dining room and porches for activities and socialization.
Julie Fortune, who currently serves as facility administrator, has been in this type of work since 1992 and feels it provides a great option for senior care.
“We encourage family members of our residents to come as often as they want,” Fortune said. “We want our residents to be as comfortable as they can be. We have had families come to our facility and have Thanksgiving or Christmas meals here, because this is now home for their loved one. We always put our residents first.”
In addition to being able to continue with the same quality of life they had at home, residents are always able to receive top medical care when and if the need arises.River Oaks also provides transportation to local appointments and outings.
“Every member of our staff is well-trained and cares about each one of our residents,” said Amy Gover, Administrator in Training. “We want to make sure our residents have the best care possible, and we strive each day to ensure that.”
If you or someone you know is interested in the services offered by River Oaks, guests are encouraged to stop by the facility at 903 W. Union Street to visit anytime they wish. To contact the facility via phone, call 334.687.6089.
Having been in the senior care business for 25 years, Fortune has a special place in her heart for our older citizens. She says they seniors still have quite a bit to offer if everyone takes time to engage them.
“We can learn so much from our seniors,” said Fortune. “When you take time to talk to them a whole world of experiences opens up to you. You can see people who have lived through the Great Depression, seen their husbands go off to war, and there is so much to learn from them and their experiences if we just take the time to sit down and listen.”