Cappella Living Solutions News
Grand Opening of Cappella of Grand Junction
Assisted living in the Grand Valley is taking strides into the next generation of healthcare by redefining what's important to our elderly community, that being their voice.
Cappella, a new assisted living and memory support center had its grand opening on Saturday and was met with much intrigue from the elderly community and adults currently taking care of their family members.
They wish to work for their assisted living members, by putting them first. Their goal is to make sure the needs and attention of the elderly community are met by communicating rather than making decisions for them.
Christopher Connery, the Sales & Marketing Director for Cappella says, "There needs to be some variety, and I think that's what we bring to the Grand Valley. Plus attitude on how to live in assisted living that is unique and hasn't been experienced before in this part of the Grand Valley."
Cappella also offers a progressive memory support program by employing different methods of dementia treatment, such as music therapy. Cappella employs around 45 people to run the assisted living and memory support functions.
This story originally appeared on WesternSlopeNow.com (station KREX5) and is used by permission.
Seven Months of Progress at Cappella of Grand Junction
Enjoy this time-lapse footage of an aerial view of the Cappella of Grand Junction community being built, taken between January and July 2017. It's exciting to see the progress!
We’re Growing! Introducing our First Beyond-Colorado Management Engagement
Cappella Living Solutions has partnered with Cedarwood Development Inc. for 72 independent living, 64 assisted-living, and 27 memory care apartments that will be Melody Living, Lake of the Hills a northern suburb of Chicago, IL. The community is expected to open in the Fall/Winter of 2018, and Cappella Living Solutions will provide management services.
The first phase of construction will be a 3-story assisted living community featuring 60 apartment homes as well as 26 memory support apartments.
Phase two will add four stories of independent living apartments which will have options for one, two or three bedroom spaces, all with full kitchens. These upscale apartments are designed for members who are 62 years of age and better. Each will have a balcony, full kitchen, unit controlled heating/cooling, and emergency call system.
Melody Living, Lake of the Hills will boast lounges, a great room, community life room, fitness center, a dining room offering freshly prepared seasonal dishes, a casual café, physical therapy services, a medical office and a spa with amenities for hair, nails and massage. Outdoor areas will showcase patios, walking paths and shaded areas with landscaping for fresh air enjoyment.
Melody Living, Lake of the HIlls is the second partnership between Cappella Living Solutions and Cedarwood Development. Melody Living, Colorado Springs is in construction and is estimated to open in spring of 2018.
To learn more give us a call at 720-684-4600.
Cappella of Grand Junction Update
Cappella of Grand Junction is in the news!
Penny Stine of the Daily Sentinel wrote an article on July 11, 2016 that includes news of our community in Grand Junction. Here’s an excerpt:
Construction is underway for Capella Living Solutions, a 66-unit assisted living and memory care facility that will open at the end of next summer at 628 26 1/2 Road, where Horizon Drive crosses 26 1/2. The assisted living side of the facility will offer studio, one and two-bedroom units.
“We’re taking an interest list,” said Camille Thompson, president of Capella Living Solutions, “so when we’re ready to take deposits, the people on our list will be the first to choose their apartments.”
The facility will offer restaurant-style dining and a bistro in the assisted living side and will have a separate dining area for its memory support clients.
“We expect to employ about 45 people,” Thompson said.
According to Thompson, market studies indicated that there was a demand in Grand Junction for additional assisted living facilities that also offered memory care.
You can read the full article here.
Casey’s Pond in the News
Casey’s Pond is a beautiful senior living community in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. CLS will begin managing this vibrant community early in 2016.
Casey’s Pond Board Chair Chuck Parsons remarked, “We’re extremely optimistic. We have a wonderful community and a secure, safe community. We have nothing but high hopes for Casey’s Pond.” -From a December 2, 2015 feature in Steamboat Today. Read more.
Two Exciting New Developments for CLS in Colorado
CLS is happy to announce the addition of two new senior living community projects for Colorado.
Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs is expanding upon its current skilled nursing community to add an additional 38 assisted living and 28 memory support apartments. The $10.5 million, 55,000 square foot project is designed by Lantz-Boggio Architects and will be built by Pinkard Construction. CLS has assisted in design and will provide management services upon opening. This project is scheduled to break ground Spring 2016.
CLS has partnered with Confluent Development Group in design and program development for a community with 40 assisted living apartments and 25 memory support apartments in Grand Junction, Colorado. This building is being designed by Rosemann & Associates and will be built by Bradbury Stamm. With the project ready to break ground in Spring 2016, CLS is poised to provide management of the community after its opening in 2017.
Top Safety Award
CLS’s sister company CLC recently received Colorado’s top honor for safety in the workplace. Best practices such as these are available to clients we work with, helping you create a safe environment where excellent care and services are delivered daily.
Greenwood Village, Colorado – Christian Living Communities (CLC) is the only health care company to receive the state’s top honor for employer safety. Governor John Hickenlooper presented the award to CLC at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on June 24. CLC was one of only six companies from hundreds that were selected for their outstanding commitment to workplace safety and sound management of worker’s compensation costs. The award is not given every year.
Christian Living Communities was nominated by Network Insurance Services, its worker’s compensation broker. As a leader in senior care and services, CLC utilizes exceptional pre-employment screening including strength testing to ensure quality and safety for employees and residents. As part of its safety efforts, CLC also localized its safety committees so that each of its three retirement communities and the home office have a team focused on preventative safety and wellness for all. Of special note is CLC Safety Officer Anthony Linan’s, focus on proactively managing injury claims and stellar modified duties program for injured employees, keeping them meaningfully engaged during recovery. In the period of 2009 to 2013, CLC reduced the cost of on the job injuries by 83%.
“CLC’s Human Resources staff and their amazing management team have done an outstanding job,” said Susan Mishler, Senior Workers Compensation Analyst for Network Insurance Services LLC. “I couldn’t think of a more deserving and worthy organization to receive such a coveted safety award.” Christian Living Communities is a 42-year-old Colorado, faith-based, not-for-profit senior services organization employing more than 600 people who serve nearly 1,000 older adults daily.