Focusing on the safety and comfort of the residents, senior living operators are helping one another. Although media outlets reported that three skilled nursing facilities were destroyed in the Camp Fire in Butte County, California, all residents were safely evacuated. LeadingAge California is collecting donations for those affected by this and other fires burning in the state. Read the complete article HERE.
Effective January 1, 2019, Genevive, a geriatric medical practice and care management organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be co-owned by Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes. The change in ownership will allow Genevive to provide a new model of care for seniors. According to MedCityNews, the organization hopes to move into the assisted living, independent living and senior housing spaces.
Baptist Retirement Community (BRC) in San Angelo, Texas, will undergo major renovations over the next eight months. BRC has a 100-acre campus and expects to begin construction in December. Offering independent living, skilled or long-term nursing, memory care assisted living as well as a personal assistance program and outpatient therapy, BRC will demolish one outdated building, and full remodels of others. As reported in GoSanAngelo, BRC’s executive director said the goal is to bring a “homelike” feel to the residents.
Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is adding a three-story, 156-unit apartment building with an indoor pool and underground parking to Mason Pointe near Chesterfield, Missouri. The expansion will make room for conversion of an existing building into a community center. Exterior walking trails will also be added on the property. Completion is anticipated mid-2020. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that almost half of the new apartments are already reserved.
“Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, care practice and an evidence-based program which offers holistic and integrated approaches to improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons experiencing dementia.” Tapestries, a memory care neighborhood of United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, New Jersey, is now one of the premier communities in the country accredited by Comfort Matters®, according to the Cape May County Herald.
The Villas at Buffalo Hill is part of a multi-year expansion effort on behalf of Immanuel Lutheran to offer more senior-living options. The Villas sits on a hill that overlooks Kalispell, Montana and offers a collection of 36 independent living apartments. According to the Daily Interlake, Immanuel Lutheran’s five-year expansion plan addresses the large numbers of aging Montanans seeking a comfortable place to live.