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The following are questions we are often asked about The Marshes of Skidaway Island. We hope the answers to these questions are useful, but we really would love the opportunity to meet with you individually to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision to live in this wonderful new community.
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The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a 58-acre continuing care retirement community nestled in the peaceful privacy of Skidaway Island, six miles southeast of beautiful historic Savannah. The community features individual cottage homes, duplexes, apartment villas, exclusive amenities, and an on-site health center offering assisted living, comprehensive care and 24-hour skilled nursing.Close Answer
A CCRC provides a full array of residential living services and health care options. The beauty of a CCRC is having fully independent living and country-club type amenities. In-home health care, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care are available if needed.Close Answer
- It is the only community of its kind in Savannah - providing all of the options and the benefits of a CCRC with a refundable entry fee.
- It is located on beautiful Skidaway Island, home of one of the nations premiere planned communities, The Landings.
- It is only minutes from the history, culture and beauty of Savannah, Georgia.
- It is adjacent to Skidaway Island State Park - a wonderful 600-acre oasis for walking, bird-watching and other educational recreational activities.
- It is relatively small in size (182 residences), which offers an intimate yet social and active lifestyle.
- Owner/Sponsor - Skidaway Health and Living Services, Inc. (SHALSI), non-profit volunteer Board of Directors.
- Developer - Southern Retirement Services, LLC of Atlanta.
- Architect - Foley Design Associates, Inc., also based in Atlanta.
- Operations /Management - Life Care Services, LLC one of the largest and most experienced operations and management companies in the U.S.
Life Care Services has been hired as the operator/manager of The Marshes of Skidaway Island. Life Care Services operates more than 80 similar communities around the U.S. and has been in the business for over 45 years. Their standards and procedures have been developed based on this vast experience and meet or exceed all of the standards of the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).Close Answer
The entire community is designed to be complementary to the elegance and quality of the homes and the club facilities at The Landings - Skidaway Island's premier planned community of 3,500+ homes. Spacious and well-appointed residences, a beautiful Clubhouse, The Island Club with dining and activity areas, and thoughtful outdoor amenities all combine to make The Marshes of Skidaway Island a wonderful place to live.Close Answer
The Marshes of Skidaway Island offers three home styles:
- Apartment Villas
Cottages and Duplexes are elegant one and two bedroom homes ranging from 1500 to 2,500 sq. ft. Living areas are all on one level, and each includes a private garage. The exterior designs range from traditional to classic.
Apartment Villas are beautifully appointed residences in two four-story buildings adjoining The Island Club. A variety of floor plans ranging from 820 to over 2,000 sq. ft. are available. The buildings feature covered parking on the first level, convenient elevators and additional storage for each residence.Close Answer
The Marshes of Skidaway Island boasts an elegant Clubhouse, The Island Club with four dining rooms, bar, library, computer center, ballroom, coffee lounge, private dining rooms, card/game rooms, and The Island Club Lounge and Veranda.
The Palmetto Club includes an indoor heated pool, exercise area, wood working shop, pottery room and greenhouse.
The campus has several large, beautiful park areas, lots of walking trails and space for recreational activities.
Services included in the monthly fee are all interior and exterior maintenance of the residence.
Additional services are available on an "a la carte" basis and include guest meals/catering, handyman/repair services, personal transportation and personal laundry service.Close Answer
A full-time Director of Community Life Services is on staff to plan events for the enjoyment of residents that include: shopping, trips, tours, theatrical events, educational programs, art and fitness classes, bridge tournaments, dinners, dances, day trips, overnight excursions, concerts and cocktails parties.Close Answer
Pets are welcome as part of your family with the understanding that they will not be a nuisance to your neighbors. A pet deposit may be required.Close Answer
The Oaks Health Center includes spacious residences for Assisted Living, Comprehensive Care and Medicare certified Skilled Nursing Care. In addition, Home Health is based at The Marshes to provide the option of care in your home as long as it is practical. Also included in life at The Marshes of Skidaway Island will be regular wellness and fitness programs, medical screenings and other health related services.
Your monthly service fee provides 90 days of care in The Oaks per person. Following the 90 days, the fee will be increased.Close Answer
Residents pay a one-time 90% refundable entrance fee that entitles them to the exclusive right to live in the residence and provides them access to and complete use of all of the amenities and services of The Marshes of Skidaway Island including The Oaks Health Center.
The entrance fee does not deliver title to the residence. If the resident leaves for any reason, 90% of the original entrance fee paid will be refunded to his or her estate.Close Answer
Yes, the monthly service fee covers all of the amenities and services listed above, as well as the dining allowance per person, real estate taxes, insurance and all utilities except phone and premium cable packages.Close Answer
In addition to the having the income and resources to meet the financing requirements, you or your spouse must be at least 62 years old and be capable of living independently. The only exception is that one spouse may move initially into an independent living home and the other directly into assisted living or skilled nursing facility if necessary.Close Answer
The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a resort retirement community in a unique setting and a unique community – historic Savannah and beautiful Skidaway Island.
It offers elegant and active living, freedom to enjoy life without bothersome chores and the security of an on-site health center if it is ever needed. The best time to move is when you are active and ready to enjoy the lifestyle that so many of these amenities and services can provide.Close Answer
Click here to complete our online contact form and one of our sales counselors will be in touch. Plus you can simply stop by our Information Center located in The Island Club, our 27,000 square foot Clubhouse, or call to set up an appointment:
Local: (912) 598-5030
Toll Free: (800) 889-6238