Caring comes naturally
Kim Bonner became a caregiver because of the close relationship she had with both her mother and grandmother. Kim grew up in Easton, Maryland, where she often accompanied her grandmother to bingo game nights and bus trips to local attractions with senior groups.
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Kim Bonner was one of the first employees to become a part of the Indigo Hall family. Since our grand opening in November 2019, she has played an influential role in making our community a home to area seniors. As a clinical leader, Kim organizes training and education programs for the Indigo Hall team. With her first learning initiative, Kim had many different members of our team complete the Dementia Dialogues class presented by the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health.
Dementia Dialogues serves as a continuing education course for practitioners as well as a learning opportunity for families to better care for seniors suffering with memory issues. When asked about the importance of the programs, Kim says, “We want everyone to learn about dementia and the situations that might come up doing their daily activities,” she said. “We talk about the symptoms of dementia and how to recognize certain behaviors. For example, housekeeping may find someone’s purse in the trash. After taking this course, they will know why.” Kim Bonner, of Indigo Hall, said, “We want to know the resident – who they were before they came here. What was their family like? Where did they work? Where did they grow up? It helps to re-center them when they start to lose their memory. We want to know their journey.”
As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Kim is an expert in all aspects of caring for seniors with memory-related issues. Kim and her team of caregivers have implemented programming and activities tailored to the unique needs of their residents to ensure socialization and stimulation. "As a resident of James Island, I am proud to provide a safe haven for local seniors in need of memory care. Our community at Indigo Hall is honored to support the greater Charleston community."
Kim has two children, Matthew (32) and Allison (28) as well as two dogs, Lola and Scout. She enjoys trying new restaurants and local eateries, as well as relaxing by the water.