Project team members from Bouten Construction, Lenity Architecture and Vista Pointe Development are celebrating the groundbreaking of a brand-new memory care community in Kennewick, Washington, WindSong at Southridge.
This project marks the fourth Windsong Community that Vista Pointe Development, Aidan Health Services and Lenity Architecture have collaborated on and the first with Bouten Construction. Vista Pointe Developments flagship community, WindSong at Eola Hills is located in Salem, Oregon and opened in 2015. The other 2 communities, WindSong at Rock Creek and WindSong at Northridge are located in Northern Colorado and opened in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Located at 4000 W 24th Avenue Kennewick, the community sits on approximately 3 acres and boasts 56 studio apartments, each with its own private bathroom and shower. The one-story, wood-framed project totals 37,000 square feet and consists of two mirrored, secure wings. The community will have a full commercial kitchen with a full-time chef, two interior courtyards, four television rooms, two Montessori rooms for activities and stimulus and two activity kitchens. The building is specially designed with those with memory loss in mind.
The community operations are managed by Salem, Oregon based Aidan Health Services. There will be seven full-time administrative staff members as well as a full-time Registered Nurse and one specialized care staff member for every seven to eight residents. All professionally trained staff specialize in providing care through the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach. Montessori-based dementia care focuses on muscle memory, the five senses, and building on existing skills, interests and abilities. This exclusive approach optimizes the quality of life for residents and provides an avenue for progress and growth that is unparalleled in the industry.
“We are excited about opening our first WindSong Community in the state of Washington,” said Don Harris with Vista Pointe Development. “We believe there is a growing need in the area for high quality, innovative memory care and we are continually looking to expand our Windsong brand in the region.”
As the population in the United States continues to age, so does the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and the state of Washington is expected to experience at least a 50% increase in the next 25 years.
To find out more about WindSong at Southridge and their other memory care communities, please see their website www.windsongmemorycare.com or contact Stacey Flint at 844.238.4859.
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