Learn more about the North Valley’s newest senior living community
Photos By Kimberly Carrillo
A brand new, vibrant senior living community, called The Retreat at Alameda, is now open in Northwest Phoenix. The Retreat is located in Norterra at 1920 W. Alameda Road on the corner of 19th Avenue and West Alameda Road. This new community, featuring 72 assisted living apartments and 38 memory care apartments, promises to provide the finest assisted living and memory care for seniors, according to the Retreat. Multiple studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans are available to choose from.
Assisted living amenities include a movie theater, private dining, fresh chef-prepared cuisine, inviting outdoor spaces, an on-site beauty/barber shop, a state-of-the-art fitness studio with group classes, a library, and a technology center. Additionally, there is a daily calendar of activities and excursions for residents to enjoy. There’s also a cafe bistro offering an all day light menu, including complimentary grab-n-go coffee and snacks. Dining integrates local and seasonal culinary meals with homestyle favorites.
Every resident will be provided 24-hour personal care, assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs), housekeeping and laundry, and transportation. Compared to other senior communities, The Retreat individually tailors residents’ care plans, so residents only pay for the care they need. Each resident will have the opportunity to choose additional care services provided by highly trained care professionals.
The Retreat’s memory care community offers an advanced Best Friend program, connecting caregivers and residents. Chef-prepared cuisine and fresh ingredients are offered in the adjoining kitchen for all residents in memory care to enjoy. The Retreat staff has specifically designed environments and activities to promote quality of life for seniors experiencing a form of cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Senior wellness is a top priority in this community. All Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local safe practices and guidelines have been implemented. They are also promoting environmental safety and innovation by and installing the REME HALO® system, a whole home in-duct air purifier, which the manufacturer claims is the next generation of indoor air quality (IAQ) technology, capable of purifying every cubic inch of air that a central air conditioning system reaches.
“We invite you to explore The Retreat at Alameda and learn what resort style assisted living looks like,” says Community Executive Director Amy Hoster. “What you will find is a full range of outstanding health services, stimulating activities, elevated dining, and spacious living options—all in one place. We realize that each resident is different in their needs and preferences so we can create a plan that accommodates their individuality. We create care plans for each of our residents and that is our secret to quality care.”
The Retreat at Alameda is also offering their residents in Assisted Living the Phillips Blue Willow technology. “This system allows our at-risk seniors, caregivers and families the ability to monitor fall detections, wander management, and other analytics,” explains Toni Grimm, sales director. “By improving resident response, this future-proof technology stays ahead of the curve for safety.”
For example, if a resident falls in the courtyard, this system will alert staff to locate exactly where the resident is; no more wandering around the building trying to detect where the resident is at because they have pushed a call button. It also give families piece of mind knowing they can monitor their loved one through a downloadable app to notice changes in activity levels and knowing their loved one is safe within the community.
Statistically, the elderly would rather age at home.
Acknowledging this, while highlighting the many advantages of living in a luxury senior community, The Retreat decided their motto would be, “There’s no place like home, but there is The Retreat at Alameda.” The developers worked to create a place that feels like home, but with the convenience seniors want and care seniors need.
Legacy Membership is now available to new residents who reserve their home at The Retreat at Alameda, giving them special recognition and benefits. Once a resident signs the Reservation Agreement with a paid deposit, they will enjoy all of the perks that come with the Legacy Membership, including a two-year suite rate lock security (does not include care), increased referral credit (valued at $1,500) to refer a family or friend, Resident Safety Pendant (valued at $300), flat screen television and wall mount, Guest Meal Club Perk, complimentary meals for friends and family in the dining room (two per month for one year), plus a one year complimentary subscription to a newspaper or magazine of their choice.
The Retreat is managed by Paradigm Senior Living, a senior living management company. “Our community is a vibrant, engaging place where seniors go to not only age gracefully, but to live well,” according to Paradigm. “We will treat your loved one like family, because at The Retreat at Alameda, they are family.”
The Retreat at Alameda is currently accepting scheduled tours. Leasing appointments can be made at 602-320-0437. Their website is retreatseniorliving.com and their email is [email protected]. More information about Paradigm Senior Living is available online at psliving.com.