By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor
Mentor, Ohio—Work is nearly complete on Emeritus at Newell Creek, a seniors housing property in Mentor, Ohio. The 103-unit property is being developed specifically for residents who need some assistance with daily activities, such as dressing, bathing or medication management, and it will also be in part for residents with memory loss.
When finished in the fall, the facility will be part of Emeritus Senior Living, a seniors housing specialist that serves about 50,000 residents in more than 480 communities in 45 states in a various of property types. Some of the company’s other properties in the region include Emeritus at Willoughby, Emeritus at Brookside Estates, and Emeritus at Stow.
The property will include units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments; its “friendship suites” allow two residents to share an apartment. Various services will be included, such as three meals a day in a restaurant-style setting. Common areas will include a living room, library and TV room, and there will be transport to off-site activities.
Emeritus at Newell Creek’s memory-care “neighborhood” will feature a family-centered approach to memory care, known as Join Their Journey. The area will have its own dining room, living room, kitchen and secured courtyard, the better to tend to those living with memory loss.
Mentor, Ohio, is 20 miles northeast of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. It is an aging community. In 2000, according to the Census Bureau, 16.5 percent of the population was over 65. In the 2010 Census, 17.3 percent were.