Dominion Plans New Senior Living Community

The forthcoming religiously affiliated Kentucky community will care for those with Alzheimer's, dementia and other memory-related and health issues while still allowing supervised independence.
A rendering of the forthcoming community.

A rendering of the forthcoming community.

Dominion Senior Living is planning a $10.3 million, 46,300-square-foot faith-based assisted living and memory care community in Florence, Ky. Slated to open in fall 2018, Dominion Senior Living of Florence will create 50 jobs in the area.

Planned for construction at 4009 Seligman Drive, the two-story community will feature 46 assisted living apartments and 15 more apartments specially designed for memory care.

Dominion Senior Living of Florence will feature an advanced electronic health record-keeping system and a state-of-the-art nurse call system, which will facilitate mobile device alerts so members of the team will be notified instantly if a resident needs assistance.  Residents’ medical records will be accessed and updated in real time, and their daily activities will be tracked electronically.

In addition, residents will have access to medication management, on-site physician services, medical services coordination and an array of other caregiving services.

Florence, Ky. is a wonderful community where we feel they could greatly benefit from a new and innovative personal care home,” Dominion Senior Living Community Relations Director Jill Fiala told MHN. “Our culture and services fit well with the community and we look forward to partnering with those in the area.”

Explaining the community’s religious focus, Fiala said, “While we are a business, we put God first in all we do. We feel we are called to minister to the seniors and their families in the Florence community. Our goal is to provide a personal care home to serve our seniors and bring many jobs to the area. We want to minister to our team members as well. If we do all of this well, our return will be fulfilled.”

Included in the senior living community’s expansive courtyard will be picnic areas, walking paths, games and a sensory garden, all of which are specifically intended to help those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to engage with their surroundings.

The gardens will stimulate residents’ senses, encouraging them to touch and interact with the soil and the ingestion-safe vegetation. Dominion Senior Living programs will allow residents to remain independent in daily choices like what to have for breakfast and which activities to enjoy, all while under the trained staff’s supervision.

“As with any new project, there are always challenges,” Fiala said. “We choose not to focus on those challenges but rather focus on the end result. Our beautiful two story community, in the shape of a capital ‘L’ will be a place for many to call home in the Fall of 2018.”

 “We could not be more excited about bringing our unique model of care to Florence,” added Mark Taylor, president of Dominion Senior Living.

 “Our top priority is creating a home with a compassionate atmosphere, and we’re preparing in every way possible to exceed expectations of residents in the Florence area. Our company is mission-driven and focused on making each day meaningful.”

Image courtesy of Dominion Senior Living