- Around the Coffee Table
- May 1, 2017
As a life-plan community, Friendship Haven is able to offer a full spectrum of services suited for various lifestyle needs and financial profiles within each neighborhood. Our campus is organized into multiple neighborhoods- the Townhomes, Kenyon Place, River Ridge, The Gardens and the Simpson Health Center, which is comprised of Arbor Lane, Stone Heights, Catalyst and Journeys. Each neighborhood offers unique services, but our main objective is for everyone to feel at home, no matter where you are on campus.
Both The Gardens and River Ridge offer support services, when necessary, allowing residents to maintain their sense of independence. Friendship Haven runs on a motto of providing service to help residents thrive at the highest level of functioning, while keeping moves to a minimum. This adage sets the tone of service catered to each and every resident.
Opened in 2012, River Ridge is a place to call home with 56 apartments across three stories. This apartment-style living is a nice middle-ground option for those who want to maintain their Independence. “We would suggest this housing for someone who is still very active yet may utilize additional services, as needed,” VP of Resident Life, Rollie Peterson, states.
Another great feature to River Ridge is the exclusion of an entrance fee, as needed for the townhomes and Kenyon Place. It is a month-to-month rent structure and `a la carte services can be added, as necessary. Continental self-serve breakfast, a full noon meal and the option of an evening meal is provided by Friendship Haven to our River Ridge residents. Other amenities include: weekly housekeeping services, use of community rooms and laundry rooms, and transportation, including the shopping shuttle.
Each River Ridge apartment has a kitchen, complete with a stove and refrigerator. With one-bedroom and studio floor plans available, the apartments can easily accommodate couples. Our underground parking garage can take you right from your car to doorstep, without ever having to step foot outside. River Ridge truly brings all the comforts of home, with the convenience of being within a neighborhood.
Residents find peace of mind at The Gardens Assisted Living. This housing option offers a comprehensive range of memory support services and assistance with daily living tasks in three safe, innovative households.
Gardens 100 and 200 are considered “sister households.” These secured households are connected by a private courtyard and make the perfect home for those who may have early onsets of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or who simply want the extra sense of security that the neighborhood offers. Our care providers create an atmosphere of familiar routines, combined with each person’s skills and interests, to encourage our residents to remain productive, creative and successful. This supportive environment assures acceptance and confidence, which allows our residents to experience joy, comfort, security and personal growth through various activities. Residents can garden and connect with nature in our secure, relaxing courtyard, participate in fun campus activities, develop friendships, and continue to be involved within the community.
Gardens 300 is slightly different than the 100 and 200 households. With 16 apartments, Gardens 300 can easily accommodate couples. Similar to River Ridge, this assisted living option creates a smaller community-feel, but with a larger apartment space than those found in Gardens 100 and 200. Three delicious, nutritious meals are offered daily, as well as housekeeping, laundry, mail, check writing assistance and exercise classes held right within the household by our own wellness staff.
No matter the neighborhood, our employees can do it all. Friendship Haven utilizes a cross-trained method based on the social model of resident-centered care. This means our employees work around our resident’s schedule or preferences rather than following the medical model of specifically-timed services. Our memory-care staff must go through at least eight hours of training on dementia, so they are fully aware of what our residents may be going through. We pride ourselves in having superior memory-support staff who care for our residents as family and work vigorously to provide the utmost level of assistance.
Currently, we have openings in various neighborhoods and will work with families to create a seamless transition process. It is a major decision to make, but we see our residents thriving and enjoying life and the many activities offered on campus. No matter what level of support is needed, there is a home for you at Friendship Haven.