Cincinnati community increases number of assisted living apartments

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The Kenwood by Senior Star in Cincinnati has doubled the number of assisted living apartments it offers.

The assisted living apartments as well as memory care and health services offerings have been fully leased since the community opened in 2012. By expanding, The Kenwood expects to be able to better facilitate its holistic approach.

“Above anything, we are ecstatic to honor our residents by offering them an enhanced space to live and grow in,” Tom Rotz, executive director for The Kenwood by Senior Star, said in a statement.

The project converted two floors of apartments from independent to assisted living. Amenities include laundry, full kitchens and a variety of floor plans designed to give residents autonomy and empower them to remain active. Additional features include a community dining room; an activities area with jukebox, shuffleboard and player piano; a reading room; a fitness room; a large theater space; weekly housekeeping services and more.

The project also allows couples to continue living in the same community as levels of needed care change. As a resident begins to require a wider range of care over time and needs to move to the community's assisted living or skilled nursing unit, the spouse can remain in independent living yet still have meals and spend time together.

A second phase will add 25 new memory care units. When completed, The Kenwood will have 47 assisted living and 37 memory care apartments in addition to 14 nursing beds.

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