Affordable senior housing now available in Sp. Fork
Affordable senior housing can be as elusive as Bigfoot. The senior citizen population is exploding, and finding suitable housing at a reasonable price is difficult at best. One local company is trying to combat this growing concern.
Sunrise Home Health and Hospice has been serving Utah County for the past 12 years. During that time period, owner Matt Baker has seen many instances where seniors would have benefited from the extra support of a senior living community, but the cost of such a facility was beyond their means. He decided to tackle the problem.
Sunrise bought an existing apartment building (which was converted from an old school) at 215 E. 100 North in Spanish Fork and has made extensive renovations to make it senior friendly. The interior of the building has received a stunning remodel throughout. The final phase of the renovation will be completed in early spring, which includes a beautiful common area where home-cooked meals are served, a video game room for visiting grandchildren (or particularly hip grandmas), a banquet room for family gatherings, a TV and video viewing room, a grand piano and a library. The outside of the building will be getting a facelift and updated landscaping once the weather warms up a bit.
When Sunrise planned the amenities offered to the seniors who live in the community, careful consideration was given to help all residents maintain an independent lifestyle. Amenities include 24/7 live-in care managers, dining service, pill minders, call pendants, general transportation, laundry facilities, housekeeping, a secure building, social and recreational activities, additional storage space and in-home visits from medical personnel. All-inclusive apartment rates start at $1,200 for a studio, $1,400 for a 1-bedroom and a 2-bedroom is $1,600. There are a limited number of apartments available, so call Pam at 801-798-2600 if you would like to take a tour or ask any questions. We are proud to have this new facility as part of our community.