Industry news, July 8

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An artist's rendering depicts Heartis Village Orland Park, being developed by Caddis.
An artist's rendering depicts Heartis Village Orland Park, being developed by Caddis.

Caddis announces new Chicagoland community

National healthcare real estate firm Caddis has announced it will develop a new assisted living and memory care community in Orland Park, IL.

Heartis Village Orland Park will be a 94-unit, 89,950-square foot community, located 26 miles outside of Chicago. Residents will have access to a wide range of amenities, including a private dining rooms, housekeeping and laundry services and daily activities.

“At each Heartis community, our primary focus is on the residents' quality of life and the quality of care. Everything we do from the selection of the site, the design of the building, the interior finishes and the features the community provides are designed to create an environment that yields better care and better experiences for our residents,” said Jud Jacobs, Caddis senior vice president of development.

The community will be managed by Pathway Senior Living. The company has worked with Caddis at a similar-sized community in Peoria, IL, and has been nationally recognized for its work as an operator.

Heartis Village is expected to open in fall 2017.

Acts announces brand redesign

Acts Retirement-Life Communities has unveiled a new brand identity, including a redesigned logo, tagline and website.

Centered around the new tagline Where Loving-Kindness Lives, the identity was created to capture the organization's mission to create a loving-kindness environment in all of its senior living facilities. The redesigned logo features a “heart bursting out of the house” and incorporates the tagline as well.

The changes were created from the results of interviews with several groups including Acts' residents, staff members and the board of directors.

“The Acts organization celebrates its 45th anniversary of serving seniors this year, and we felt it was time to reinvigorate our brand with a refreshed image,” said Acts CEO Mark Vanderbeck. “We say ‘refresh' rather than ‘recreate,' because Acts' core brand attributes have not changed over time, but instead have been enhanced.”

Other changes to the brand also include no longer capitalizing “Acts” in the company's name, and a redesigned website, which now includes multimedia content.

Civitas begins construction on new communities

Civitas Senior Living has broken ground for Long Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Located in Sunnyvale, TX, the community will have 50 assisted living suites and 25 memory care apartments. A craft room, fitness center and walking trail are among the facility's several amenities.

“Civitas is excited to become a member of the Sunnyvale community — I feel our company provides a high quality of service that every senior deserves,” said Wayne Powell, president of Civitas Senior Living.

Civitas also is building Pine Creek Independent Living in Cypress, TX.

It will be a four-story building with 147,000 total square feet. The community will include 126 units, as well as detached garages and covered parking for residents. It also will feature several public areas, commercial kitchens, courtyard areas and an outdoor pool.

Consolidated Construction Co., of Appleton, WI, has been contracted for the project, and Summerlin Asset Management of Lake Havasu City, AZ, is the property owner and developer.

Under the direction of a management staff with more than 30 years of experience, Civitas will operate and manage the community.

Spectrum adds new community

Construction has begun on Spectrum Retirement Communities' newest project, The Enclave Senior Living at Saxony.

The 160,000-square-foot community, located in Fishers, IN, will include independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations for its residents. The 160 units, ranging in size from studio to two-bedroom apartments, will be part of a four-story building that will also feature a wide variety of amenities.

All residents will have access to outdoor gardens, fitness centers and chef-prepared dining.

“Fishers is a beautiful, upscale town that has been recognized as one of the country's top places to live,” said Jeff Kraus, managing director of Spectrum Retirement Communities. “Whether residents are enjoying the luxury amenities of our community or exploring the surrounding region, we are confident that they will feel at home.”

The Enclave is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Spectrum is ranked as one of the top-10 senior housing companies in the United States. The Denver-based business owns and operates 30 different living facilities in 12 different states and is building seven new communities.

Sunrise Senior Living donates $75,000 to Brain Ball

Sunrise Senior Living made a $75,000 donation to the Alzheimer's Association's Brain Ball in honor of its long-time partner.

The donation was made in recognition of Welltower, and its CEO, Thomas J. DeRosa, who has worked closely with Sunrise for several years and will be the national honoree at the ball.

“Like Sunrise, Welltower is committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's by supporting the Alzheimer's Association's efforts through advancement of research and to provide enhanced care and support for those affected,” said Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise.

The Brain Ball is an annual event that promotes the awareness of Alzheimer's and the toll the disease takes on individuals and their families. The event also serves as a fundraiser for research and support services.

Sunrise has sponsored the ball since it was first held in 2014. In total, the organization has contributed more than $3 million to the Alzheimer's Association.

Prevarian selects management team

Prevarian Senior Living has selected Civitas Senior Living to manage its assisted living and memory care community in Odessa, TX.

The Courtyards includes 40 assisted living units and 30 private memory care units. The facility also has a library, movie theater and several other amenities for its residents.

Civitas will bring more than 30 years of experience managing Texas senior living communities to The Courtyards. Its management team will be lead by Wayne and Misti Powell.

Prevarian currently owns and operates assisted living communities in four states. The real estate and investment firm's mission is to create a safe and comfortable living environment for seniors.

CareTrust acquires two housing communities

CareTrust REIT has purchased two North Carolina-based communities for a total of $11.7 million.

The first community, Croatan Village Assisted Living, includes 36 assisted living units and 10 memory care units. Holding a 97% occupancy rate, the 36,000-square-foot facility has been expanded twice in the past nine years. Its amenities include on-site medical services, therapy and hospice care.

The second community, Countryside Village Memory Care, contains 21 memory care units and 36 memory care beds. The 12,000-square-foot facility also offers therapy and hospice care. Other amenities include common areas and a beauty salon.

CareTrust has selected Premier Senior Living Group to take over operations at the two facilities. The California-based purchaser currently owns communities in 15 different states.

McGowan re-brands its senior care insurance

McGowan has announced that its assisted living and nursing home insurance operations will be rebranded as McGowan Senior Care. It will also become a division under the company's program administrations.

“We have been a player in the senior sare space for more than 40 years,” said Thomas B. McGowan IV, CEO of The McGowan Companies. “However, our intent is to become the preeminent writer of insurance for senior care facilities in the United States. To achieve this objective, we have added a number of industry veterans to our team, who have a wealth of experience.”

Paul R. Marshall has been hired as McGowan Senior Care's president and will be responsible for running the division. McGowan Senior Care and the company's other programs are available nationwide.

Amada opens new office

Amada Senior Care has expanded its coverage in south-central Texas with the April opening of a new office in San Antonio.

Amada offers a variety of non-medical in-home care services to help seniors with everyday tasks. Meal preparation, bathing, transportation and light housekeeping are among its services. They also provide financial guidance in areas such as long-term care and life insurance.

“Here at Amada, we are experts at helping you find the financial answers.” Amada franchise partner Rick Stockton said. “Whatever the case may be, we will help you find the best financial option for your situation.”

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