Innovative features offer residents an engaging and enjoyable home-like environment
IRVING, Texas (Dec. 30, 2016) – Autumn Leaves®, a nationwide leader in residential memory care, is one of five winners in Argentum’s 2016 Senior Living by Design competition. The prestigious award recognizes Autumn Leaves’ latest prototype – the culmination of the company’s nearly two decades in designing, developing, building, and operating communities that promote exceptional care and comfort for people with Alzheimer’s.
Argentum is the nation’s leading trade association serving senior living communities across the United States. The organization works to support the principles of choice, dignity, independence, and quality of life for seniors. It specifically recognized Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills, a memory care community that opened in February 2016 at 10107 West Military Drive in San Antonio, Texas. Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills features an innovative building design and cutting-edge technology – including a specialized nurse call system for memory-impaired individuals – to create a calm, safe, and enjoyable environment. The award was announced in the November/December 2016 issue of Argentum’s bimonthly magazine, Senior Living Executive.
Argentum singled out the community’s innovative relaxation room, which provides virtual stargazing with ceiling planetary lights, aromatherapy, nature sounds, and a lounging area. Other amenities at Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills designed to engage the senses include a music and memories room with generation-specific playlists, an outdoor musical playground with instruments for residents and family members to play as a way to connect and engage across generations, a garden for growing flowers and vegetables, and an “Art through the Ages” gallery of framed art created by residents.
A specialized nurse call system adds an extra measure of safety for memory-impaired individuals. “At Autumn Leaves, we are deeply committed to providing an environment that allows residents to enjoy life to their fullest abilities and gives their families peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving the best possible care,” said Mitchell W. Warren, CEO and co-owner of Autumn Leaves. “We continually seek the latest ways to improve the lives of those living with dementia.” The 36,146-square-foot community serves 54 memory-impaired individuals, employs 45 local residents, and also offers educational programs, including workshops, support groups, and respite care. To celebrate the award, Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills is offering a special, limited-time rate to new residents: a 10-percent discount off monthly rates, plus a lifelong rate lock.
For information or to schedule a tour, call 888-662-8886. About Autumn Leaves With over 40 family-owned and –operated memory care assisted living communities in nine states, Autumn Leaves is dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Autumn Leaves communities provide exceptional care and research-based programs that allow for safe, secure, and active environments for residents. An acknowledged leader in memory care, Autumn Leaves combines clinical expertise, knowledge of dementia, and heartfelt compassion to create the best possible care environment. For information, visit www.AutumnLeaves.com, call 888-662-8886, or email info@AutumnLeaves.com.