Compassionate Care: Trish Crowell

By Leslie Moore

Compassionate Care: Trish Crowell

Trish Crowell, Myrtle Beach Estates

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am originally from a small town in North Carolina, called Wadesboro, and moved to Myrtle Beach in December of 2007 to fulfill a lifelong dream of living on the coast. My oldest daughter, Cathy, is an ultrasonographer with Waccamaw Community Hospital, and lives in Pawleys Island with her husband Ryan and daughter Savannah. My youngest daughter, Dede, is a pediatric nurse and lives in Raleigh with her husband Matt. I have worked in the healthcare industry for more than 35 years, and this is my passion. Assisted Living is a very rewarding career because you can make such a difference in someone’s life on a daily basis.

My hobbies are decorating, consignment shopping and gardening. Searching for treasures that just “catch” your eye, or maybe fit in that little nook in your home is fun. Gardening gives you a sense of accomplishment with beautiful blooms and smells, and watching the butterflies.

Tell us a little about your mother and grandmother.

My mom was a very hard working mother of four. She and my father were in the furniture business for years, and in all the years of their working together, I never heard them say a cross word to one another. I would say that the best quality she instilled in me was having a good work ethic with honesty and integrity.

My grandmother was one of the best cooks around, and always cooked everything from scratch. She had her own garden, and prepared the best vegetable soup I have ever tasted. Mom could almost duplicate it – mine is good, but nothing like my grandmother’s. She kept the neatest, clean house, and I never saw it any other way, all while raising five children on her own after her husband passed when my mom was 12 years old.

Growing up, what was your favorite dish prepared by your mother? Have you been able to recreate it?

My mother was an excellent cook because she was taught by the best! My favorites were her homemade biscuits. When I was small, I watched her make them and always had to have a “baby” biscuit just for me.

Tell us a little about Myrtle Beach Estates. Why are so many people selecting your facility to care for their parents?

Myrtle Beach Estates is very dear to my heart. We have wonderful residents, staff and family members as well. We are a big family and share in each other’s joys and sorrows. Two of our lovely residents agreed to be in this photo with me – Shirley Tremon and Pearl Hammett.

Our staff is about love and compassion, always friendly and welcoming, which shows in our quality of care. I think this is why folks choose us, because we truly care.  In addition to our assisted living building, we have a stand-alone memory unit which is structured to provide excellent care to folks with varying types of dementia. We have ongoing training for our staff in dealing with the different stages of dementia, as well as learning techniques to enhance their daily living. Several of our staff have been in that unit since we opened, which tells you a lot about their dedication and passion. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful community, which is a part of Capital Senior Living, one of the fastest growing senior providers in the United States.

Contact Trish by calling Myrtle Beach Estates at 843-293-8888, or visit

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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