First Stand-Alone Memory Care Community To Be Built In Edmond - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

First Stand-Alone Memory Care Community To Be Built In Edmond

Posted: Updated:
The nearly 28,000 square foot, $8.8 million memory care community will exclusively care for residents living with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory impairment. The nearly 28,000 square foot, $8.8 million memory care community will exclusively care for residents living with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory impairment.
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

The first stand-alone, highly specialized memory care community is expected to be built in Edmond.

According to the LaSalle Group, the nearly 28,000 square foot, $8.8 million memory care community will exclusively care for residents living with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory impairment.

The community, Autumn Leaves of Edmond, will be located at 1001 S. Bryant Avenue in Edmond. Experts say the home-like environment will have highly trained staff members on hand who understand Alzheimer's and dementia. The project is the result of a partnership with The LaSalle Group and Silverado Interests.

"We are excited about the chance to help families in Edmond who need expert memory care," said Brenda Brantley, chief financial officer of The LaSalle Group. "Our goal is to give residents a place where they feel at home while providing the specialized services that meet their needs."

The community itself will revolve around the needs of the residents. The design team will use the latest Alzheimer's and dementia research when making decisions about every detail. From the color scheme and the type of furniture to the spacing of the lights and the layout of the community, everything is chosen with the residents in mind.

"There is a strong demand for our services, and we know we provide a place where families can bring their loved ones without having to worry about the level of care they are receiving," said Jon Featherston, associate developer for The LaSalle Group. "Edmond has a small town feel with a wide range of conveniences and services which makes it ideal for an Autumn Leaves community."

Autumn Leaves of Edmond will also have its own culinary director who will prepare fresh food from scratch. A team consisting of a nutritionist and dietician will collaborate to create healthy and tasty meals for the residents.

Autumn Leaves of Edmond will also offer free programs to the public including seminars, support groups, memory testing, and free respite care for five hours on Wednesdays to give caregivers a break. Autumn Leaves of Edmond is expected to open the fourth quarter of 2013.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.