Our Team at Westminster Memory Care in Aiken, South Carolina

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Our Team

Westminster Development has a passion and dedication to helping families and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss. Through their shared vision, Westminster Memory Care was developed to meet the challenging needs of Alzheimer’s residents. 

By combining the specially designed ground-up building and a comprehensive memory care program, Westminster, managed by Avenir Senior Living, is ready for your loved one.

Executive Director
Amy Patton

Amy has lived in the CSRA for about 15 years and began her healthcare career as a speech-language pathologist. She knew early on in her education that working with the geriatric population is where she wanted to specialize. Amy has a passion for education with integrity. She has found this particularly beneficial helping people understand their medical conditions and how that impacts the environment in which they can thrive. She has worked across the spectrum: hospital intensive care, acute care, short term rehab, home health, long term care, and end-of-life care. In each setting, she brings compassion, patience, and empathy to individual and family struggles as they prepare for the next phase of what life may hold.

While Amy believes you must work whole-heartedly, she is also a firm believer that community involvement grounds you in the why’s of life. Amy usually makes her community home within the arts. Andre Maurois said, “Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.” Where the arts are, compassion and empathy thrive.

Amy has experience lecturing and teaching on building Dementia Programming within Long Term Care, Dementia Education and Interventions, Maintaining Quality of Life While on Altered Diets, and Use of iPads for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Augusta University and completed an internship within the Medical College of Georgia’s Office of Strategic Management and Practice for the School of Nursing. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Nursing Home Administrator, and Community Residential Care Administrator.

Amy Patton, Executive Director of Westminster Memory Care in Aiken, South Carolina
Simone Chisolm, Director of Health Services at Westminster Memory Care in Aiken, South Carolina

Director of Health Services
Simone Chisolm

Simone completed and obtained her Licenses in Practical Nursing in 2012. Since then, she has worked in various settings such as Rehab/Long Term Care, Home Health, Adult Daycare, and Assisted Living. According to her, it was her 1st job in Long Term Care that revealed the geriatric population was her calling. Working with the elderly is where Simone’s heart is. Simone shows a commitment, compassion and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the residents at Westminster Senior Care are provided with top quality care.

Simone was born and raised in Allendale, SC. She is the mother to two beautiful children. Simone is currently working on completing her Registered Nursing Program

Director of Sales & Marketing
Kelsey Bruner

Kelsey was born and raised in Aiken, SC. She attended USCA where she received her undergraduate in Communications. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings from out-patient to home health.  Her care for the Alzheimer’s community grew when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia. Kelsey looks forward to becoming a part of the community at Westminster and watching it grow. She is a wife and mother to two beautiful children. She enjoys making people laugh, playing with her kids, and being outdoors. Kelsey joins us as our director of sales and marketing.

Kelsey, Director of Sales & Marketing at Westminster Memory Care in Aiken, South Carolina
Deana Sumner,  Business Office Manager at Westminster Memory Care in Aiken, South Carolina

Business Office Manager
Deana Sumner

Deana has lived in the CSRA area for the last 30 years and has been serving in the healthcare field for the last ten. She has worked in a variety of settings including physician’s offices, out-patient therapy, home health and now senior memory care. She has been an advocate for senior care in our community and has a passion for seniors. Deana is married to Travis Sumner and together they have three children attending college. She enjoys traveling, refurbishing furniture and playing with her puppy Louie. Deana joins us as our Business Office Manager.

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