Senior living center opens doors for community tour
The new All-American Assisted Living Center at 300 Rosebrook Way is nearly ready to start accepting residents, and to help the community understand what's available, its Executive Director Christine Smith met a large group on Friday morning for a VIP tour.
The smell of fresh paint was in the air, and crews were at work touching up walls. Cushy chairs were already in place in the library and parlor, and a popcorn machine awaited customers in the Rose Lane Memory Unit.
“The finishing touches are still being added,” Smith said with a laugh. “But you’re the first to see the building furnished.”
The group, which included journalists, town officials and interested parties, toured both the regular residential wings and the 11-suite Rose Lane Memory Unit, intended for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The building has room for 112 residents, in two-bedroom suites. In the suites, which are meant to foster a sense of independence, two residents will share the suite. Each will have their own bedroom. They will share a common area, mini-kitchenette and a bathroom.
The suites the group was shown were models. When they move in, residents will bring their own furniture, said Smith, adding she wanted the group to get a sense of what the units might look like furnished.
The starting price for one bedroom in a two-bedroom companion suite is $3,900 per month. At the Rose Lane Memory Unit, the starting price per month is $5,600. “It’s not affordable housing in that sense,” Smith explained. “But it’s all inclusive.”
Services include self-administered medication management, 24-hour personal care staff, three meals per day, weekly laundry service, daily and weekly housekeeping, and transportation to local medical care and outside shopping centers.