Providing services to senior citizens is one area of the economy that
has withstood the test of the current recession. An example of that
resilience is the opening later this month of Brentwood Senior Living
in St. Petersburg.
The $25 million facility will
have 200 apartments, resident care and recreation facilities, and
has space for medical offices and retail outlets. Particular emphasis is
given to accommodating the needs of residents sufferering from
Alzheimer's Disease and dementia as well as their caregivers.
needs include hiring an executive chef, nurses, resident care
coordinators, community relations coordinator and housekeeping and
maintenance staff and supervisors.
Monique Spruill, Brentwood's
executive director, says she and her staff want to provide something
special. "This is so much more than a place to live. We are building a
community with amazing resources and lifestyle options, from our
resident rooms to amenities such as a wellness center, café, billiards
parlor, spa with hydro tub, library, ice cream parlor and a private
dining room. This is truly a leader in senior care."
Brentwood's resources are available to non-residents and their
caregivers. There is a day program that provides social opportunities
and overnight accommodations for seniors with sleep disturbances,
confusion, Alzheimer's or wandering habits. Transportation to and from
the program is available for local seniors within 10 miles of Brentwood.
Local companies are involved in the project from the ground up.
Swanholm Central, LLC is the developer and Karns Enterprises is the
managed by Senior
Clearwater-based operator of full service independent living, assisted
living and Alzheimer's care residential communities in Florida and
call (727) 536-9900 for more information.
Source: Alisha do Santos, RFB Communications