Traylor Health & Rehabilitation Center & Traylor Retirement Community had its beginnings in the large home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. (Beulah) Traylor, on a hill opposite the present nursing home. In 1955, Beulah rented rooms to young transient workers to help supplement the family income.
A couple of senior citizens also rented rooms. As they became chronically ill, Beulah provided for their care, because they had no relatives to care for them. She heard of a state program that would provide funds for medical and social care for the elderly. She registered her home as a nursing home and licensed a few beds in 1955.
In 1959, the present building was built, with additions in 1961, 1974, 1998 and 2004. It became a 123-bed nursing facility with a 12-bed transitional care unit, The Inn at TRC. In 1998, Williamsburg Manor I opened to provide assisted living, and Williamsburg Manor II opened in 2004. Williamsburg Garden Apartments began operations in 1985 with independent living apartments.
Traylor Retirement Community has been family owned and operated since its beginning. Our primary purpose is to provide the best possible care and services to senior citizens. We believe that there is no more deserving group of citizens than our senior citizens who are in the twilight years of their life. There can be no nobler mission than providing care and services for these people who have given so much to us.
Our intention at THRC & Traylor Retirement Community is to treat each resident with honor, respect, and reverence that is fitting to his dignity as a human being. Even though infirmities or disabilities may necessitate a degree of dependency, aging persons have the needs of any age person.
The more interesting that everyday life is for the residents, the less they will be inclined to live in the past. They need to have something to look forward to each new day. It must always be kept in mind that older people have been independent. With aging, they have lost some of their independence and self reliance. This loss is a great threat to their emotional security. Helping them to help themselves for a long time, or as long as they possibly can, is a great act of kindness. In helping them, we never tell them what to do, but rather encourage, persuade, assure, suggest, or request. Much can be accomplished by asking and giving choices rather than demanding or telling. The best approach is with love, kindness, gentleness and patience.
A resident plan of care is developed (with the assistance of the resident and family) that is based on an accurate and comprehensive assessment of the resident’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for improvement. The plan of care is implemented by the staff with the approval of the resident.