History of Agapé Senior:
A dream was born in 1984: A young married couple, just out of divinity school, was assigned to several United Methodist churches in and around the Smoaks, Walterboro, and Summerville area of South Carolina. For the next four years they faithfully ministered to the members of each church they were serving. It was during that time that the husband’s life literally changed forever, as he witnessed the plight of an elderly couple in one of his churches. The young minister knew that he must find a better way to care for senior adults. Agape Senior is the manifestation of that simple dream.
Agapé Senior began as one small assisted living facility in West Columbia, South Carolina. Today, Agapé Senior is one of the largest providers of senior health care services throughout the state, and the largest provider of hospice services in SC.
As the company grew it became important for support services to keep pace with the high standard of delivery expected for residents and their families. Many of today’s existing companies which fall under Agapè Senior's umbrella are a direct result of a desire to provide superior services for seniors in every community Agape Senior serves.
Agapé Medical Mart: (January 2002)
Agapé Home Medical provides medical supplies and durable medical equipment to all Agapé Senior entities and to the general public.
Agapé Management Services: (August 2003)
Agapé Management Services provides management and accounting services to all Agapé Senior entities. Through the management company we are able to provide Medicare billing support, general accounting services, computer services, group insurance plans, human resource oversight, corporate compliance, marketing and budgetary accountability. Agapé Management Services is a full-service management company for skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, and hospice.
Agapé Pharmacy: (May 2004)
Agapé Pharmacy, Inc. is located in Cayce, South Carolina, just west of Columbia. The pharmacy provides medications to the residents of the Agapé Communities, to other senior-care facilities, and also to the general public.
Agapé Hospice: (November 2004)
Agapé Hospice provides hospice service to every county in South Carolina and is the largest provider of hospice services in the state. The company is divided into four regions with Hospice of the Midlands, Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice of the Pee Dee, and Hospice of the Low Country. The hospice service is a ministry of Agapé Senior and specializes in care for patients facing life changing illnesses, as well as their families.
Agapé Medical Service (AMS Ambulance); (2006)
AMS Ambulance is Medicare/Medicaid certified. Its team of professionals provides basic and advanced life support transports for residents of Agapé Senior and other facilities.
Agapé Therapy: (2004)
Agapé Therapy provides physical, speech and occupational therapy services to the residents of Agapé Senior communities. Therapy is provided seven days per week at each skilled facility, allowing patients to get better faster. Agape therapy is also available on an out-patient basis in many locations throughout the state.
Agapé Senior Primary and Primary Care: (August 2006)
Agapé Senior Primary Care began as a primary care physicians practice and now employs nurses and nurse practitioners to care for residents in our facilities.
EXIT Agapé Real Estate Services: (November 2006)
EXIT Agapé Properties focuses on housing and real estate needs of those in the senior community and in the general public. The company was formed specifically to market and sell Agape Village, an independent community of patio homes in West Columbia. The community was sold out in 2009. Agape Properties today specializes in helping senior residents navigate the real estate market as they transition from home to assisted living or a skilled facility. The companies' expertise in helping families navigate the market related to selling property, deferred maintenance issues, and disposition of belongings can be a real asset for families in transition.
GMM Insurance: (December 2005)
At GMM Insurance, we're committed to treating you as a person, not a policy. Insurance is about trust as much as it is about protection, and we understand that people want to know their insurance agent on a first-name basis. That's why GMM Insurance is the one-stop insurance shop for so many families and businesses.
We represent a diverse array of companies that cater to every insurance need, enabling us to provide you the proper counsel and customized coverage for your individual, family or business situation. As an independent agency, we don't work for insurance companies; we work for you.
Headquartered in West Columbia and owned by successful local business leaders Marilyn Gray and Scott Middleton, GMM Insurance is THE full-service insurance agency for many residents and businesses in the state of South Carolina.
We can help you with: long term care, life, health, homeowners, contractors, professional, long-term disability, bonds, auto, and business insurances, as well as supplemental Medicare, cancer, and short-term disability policies. We also have an agent who specializes in planning and funding funerals. We have agents who specialize in different areas to help you make the right choice to protect yourself and your assets.
Call us at (803) 739-2345 today for a free quote on any insurance products or services you may be considering. We look forward to providing you the best and most appropriate coverage for your needs at the most affordable cost.
Good Life Café: (February, 2010)
The Good Life Café is a unique dining experience with an extensive menu that is comprised of raw vegan foods, fresh juices, and smoothies. With over 20 year's of experience preparing natural, wholesome, and nutritious raw vegan meals, Chef Sharon Wright has perfected a delicious menu full of recipes to delight anyone’s palate. Priding herself on her ethnic foods, Sharon's menu stretches from American, Italian and Thai, to Mexican cuisines.
The Good Life Café offers more than just food; it also offers fresh juices. Through juicing, your body is able to absorb large amounts of nutrition quicker by skipping that long digestive process.
If you want to learn more about preparing raw dishes in your own kitchen, the Good Life Café provides raw food training classes every other Saturday. The Good Life Café also hosts a monthly raw food potluck & seminar with health-related guest speakers. The pot luck is a free event held on the last Monday of every month.