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The Freshwater Group

Weitz Company named contractor for Hacienda at the River

The Weitz Company announced its selection to build the Hacienda at the River project for Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. along with The Freshwater Group of Tucson.

The project will include a 70,000-square foot, two-story health care center offering short term, long term and hospice care. Also included are 62 residences, offering assisted living and memory care, spread over a village of 41,000 square feet of the single story homes. Full site development of the 6.5-acre site is slated to begin in December of 2014.

“Our specialized team has a proven track record in delivering senior living projects with expertise and efficiency. We are extremely excited to be working with companies as well respected and nationally well known as Watermark Retirement Communities and The Freshwater Group, on a project that will help so many individuals,” said Brendan Morrow, Director – Senior Living for The Weitz Company.

Independent Living, Q&A with Vi at Silverstone

Transitioning A Parent To Independent Living, Care Facilities

Coming to terms with moving a parent into independent living, a care facility can be personal and enriching

The decision to move a parent from their residence into a retirement facility is not easy to come to terms with. However, at Vi at Silverstone, a resort-style living facility in Scottsdale, the change is made easier. Gail Rankin, executive director of Vi at Silverstone, discusses how the transition is both a personal, yet positive life decision.

Q: How does one know if his or her parents are in need of a facility?

A: Without community, we are targeted towards independent living. We offer an enriching lifestyle for older adults. They are making (the decision to move into a facility) for themselves, without all the emotions and trauma of someone who is looking for a nursing facility.

Q: What are the different options available?

A: We are a continuing care retirement community. We offer 25 different floor plans for independent living. We also have a care center on site, offer assisted living, a memory support unit for (people) with Alzheimer’s, and also a skilled nursing unit.

Q: What amenities should one look for in a facility?

A: I think that in our case, residents who choose this lifestyle really need to find a fit for them. They need to find a community that offers things that are important to them. We offer a full-time fitness instructor, gourmet dining, three dining venues, a bank on premises, salon and spa, housekeeping services, all maintenance. They enjoy a very enriching lifestyle. It is very much resort-style living.

Q: What are the costs for a parent to stay at your independent living facility?

A: They can start as low as $3,000 and range to $5,000 per month for independent living. This includes a meal a day, housekeeping, and maintenance. It’s a very worry-free lifestyle. (People) are able to enjoy their life without the burden of home ownership.

Q: What factors should be considered when making the final decision to move a parent into an adult care facility?

A: One of the benefits of making a decision for yourself is that you can find the best fit for you. We offer many opportunities for residents to make connections. It’s a very personal decision, but they need to do their homework. Most of the people that we see are very well informed. There’s the Arizona Department of Health Services, FAQs, and surveys of care venues to look at.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?

A: The folks that come to us for independent living are looking for a life-care contract. They want to be in a community to enjoy the things that they’ve always enjoyed.

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Vi at Silverstone

23005 N. 74th St., Scottsdale
(888) 719-0942