Ar­tis Se­nior Liv­ing to Open New Mem­ory Care As­sisted Liv­ing Com­mu­nity in Davie

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Ar­tis Se­nior Liv­ing will be open­ing a 72-suite mem­ory care com­mu­nity in Davie for se­niors af­fected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of de­men­tia. Res­i­dents will be able to move freely among neigh­bor­hoods in the one-story, 35,000 square foot com­mu­nity. They can also take ad­van­tage of an out­door area on three acres of se­cured land. The com­mu­nity is strate­gi­cally lo­cated at 2794 S. Flamingo Road, so it is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from Florida’s Turn­pike, I-595, and I-75. Amy DePreker, Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales & Mar­ket­ing, an­swered some ques­tions about the new Mem­ory Care As­sisted Liv­ing Com­mu­nity.

De­scribe the com­mu­nity. The com­mu­nity will be com­prised of four neigh­bor­hoods de­signed to cre­ate an in­ti­mate en­vi­ron­ment with fa­mil­iar liv­ing spa­ces. Each level of the com­mu­nity will in­clude a cen­tral core, known as the “Town Cen­ter, flanked by four dis­tinct “neigh­bor­hoods” that will serve as in­ti­mate liv­ing spa­ces. The

Town Cen­ters will fea­ture a host of ameni­ties, in­clud­ing a neigh­bor­hood cen­ter for com­mu­nity gath­er­ings and a stu­dio for ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as a health cen­ter, beauty and bar­ber shop.

How do you tai­lor each per­son’s

liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence? Ar­tis Se­nior Liv­ing of Davie strives to make sure that its res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies have a say in how they live. Our phi­los­o­phy cen­ters around em­pow­er­ment, pride and ful­fill­ment for all our res­i­dents. In­stead of a one-size-fits-all phi­los­o­phy, the ex­pe­ri­ence is tai­lored specif­i­cally to each per­son to en­sure in­de­pen­dence, dig­nity and qual­ity of life.

De­scribe some of the de­sign

fea­tures. In­flu­enced and re­fined by 20 years of op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, the new res­i­dence is thought­fully de­signed to en­hance res­i­dents’ cog­ni­tion and qual­ity of life by cre­at­ing a home en­vi­ron­ment that is both nur­tur­ing and com­fort­able. De­sign fea­tures in­clude small­er­scale spa­ces, residential fin­ishes, and the use of themes for wayfind­ing and lo­ca­tion recog­ni­tion.

What is “The Ar­tis Way?” We fol­low what we call “The Ar­tis Way.” Each let­ter of the word Ar­tis stands for a tenet of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“A” is the abil­ity to have a voice. We want res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies to engage in open com­mu­ni­ca­tion with our as­so­ciates to make sure that what we’re do­ing is the right fit for them. This goes for our em­ploy­ees and man­age­ment, too.

“R” is about re­spect­ing and main­tain­ing re­la­tion­ships. We’re like fam­ily here, be­cause we’re so in tune with our res­i­dents’ likes and dis­likes. “T” stands for trea­sur­ing each per­son’s unique­ness.

“I” is for in­tegrity. We pro­mote dig­nity and re­spect, in­clud­ing those who work with and for Ar­tis. “S” is for suc­cess and recog­ni­tion, which we pro­mote both in­side and out­side the build­ing. What is spe­cial about your team mem­bers? While Ar­tis is a newer com­pany (es­tab­lished in 2012), the Ar­tis team of as­so­ciates and con­sul­tants has over 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in se­nior hous­ing and health care. Most of our team mem­bers have ex­pe­ri­enced Alzheimer’s dis­ease or re­lated de­men­tias in their fam­i­lies, cre­at­ing an added in­cen­tive and pas­sion for our mis­sion.

How many peo­ple are af­fected by Alzheimer’s and

De­men­tia? Ev­ery 67 sec­onds, some­one de­vel­ops Alzheimer’s dis­ease. By 2025, the num­ber of peo­ple ages 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dis­ease is es­ti­mated to reach 7.1 mil­lion. De­men­tia is be­com­ing more and more of an epi­demic, which in turn means the more qual­ity care we can of­fer, the more ful­fill­ing the lives of those with de­men­tia can lead.

Are there other fa­cil­i­ties in the

area? The res­i­dence will be the fisrst­tfr­fer­eesstatan­nd­din­ing­gm­meem­mooryryc­caarere com­mu­nity of its kind in Daviie..

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