Quail Park of West Seattle to be only free-standing community for dementia and Alzheimer’s residents in surrounding 35 square miles
SEATTLE, July 27, 2016 – Executives from Living Care Lifestyles, a national leader in senior lifestyle communities, were joined by local chamber of commerce officials and development and design partners today to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new memory care community in West Seattle.
When Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle opens in fall 2017, it will be the only free-standing community dedicated to the care of dementia and Alzheimer’s residents in an area encompassing 35 square miles.
“We are pleased to provide the first free-standing memory care community in West Seattle so that residents who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s have a place to call home and are provided with the highest quality of care possible,” said Denis Bryant, CEO and president of Living Care Lifestyles.
The 46,000-square-foot community will have 48 rooms – with capacity for 66 residents – located within the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village along California Ave SW and SW Alaska streets. The community will employ a staff of approximately 60.
With three self-sustaining floors on almost a half-acre site, Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle will have centrally-located common areas on each floor. Amenities will include a dining area, sitting lounge, theater, activity space, outdoor patio, water features, putting green, and distinct and exclusive “neighborhoods” reflecting the West Seattle heritage with historic markers and items.
Staff at Quail Park will be the first team in the state trained in cultural competency when it comes to caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors. Training will be through Northwest LGBT Senior Care Providers Network and SAGE National Resource Center.
The community is being constructed and will operate with sustainability at the forefront. The facility will be Gold LEED Certified, and benefit-eligible employees will receive ORCA Access cards to help lessen the transportation impact on the local area.
The Quail Park location is pedestrian friendly and close to local churches, schools, grocery and department stores and other businesses.
“According to our research there is significant unmet need for residential memory care for seniors in the city and surrounding areas,” said Bryant. “This state-of-the-art community will provide exceptional living and health services for these residents and offer peace of mind to their families.”
Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle
- Total project cost: Approximately $22 million
- Owner: Living Care Lifestyles
- Architect: John Lape Architecture
Developer: Navigator Development Group
- General Contractor: LCG Pence
- Scheduled Opening: Fall 2017
- Rooms: 45
- Resident capacity: 66
- Square footage: 46,321 (total area)
- Acreage: Approximately .5 acre
- Floors: 3 self-sustaining floors; 1 administrative level
- Defined service area of seven zip codes encompassing 35 square miles
- 170,483 total population within the defined service area
- Senior population within the defined service area is dense and increasing rapidly
- Currently only 33 beds of existing memory care within the defined service area
- Estimated 12 month construction project with contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers largely from West Seattle
About Living Care Lifestyles
Living Care Lifestyles, founded in 1999, is the leader and simply the best in senior lifestyles communities. The organization has communities located in California, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Lifestyle options include, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care which includes the Tribute Program™. The unique program focuses on the needs of persons living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and dementia-related diseases, by paying tribute to each individual’s previous accomplishments while focusing on the persons remaining strengths and present relationships. Living Care Lifestyles is committed to offering the best in senior living care.