From carefree independent living to assisted living for a little extra help managing daily tasks to memory care when the need for attention increases beyond the ability of family members to provide, you can find it all under one roof at Danbury Senior Living in Tallmadge, the newest member of the Danbury family of residential communities for adults 55 and older.
Following an open house on November 15, the pet-friendly, 101-apartment facility has been welcoming new residents, says Marge Sullivan, R.N., sales and marketing director for the Tallmadge community. More renters are expected as word about the new community and its innovative concept spreads, adds Sullivan. Unlike many other senior living communities, Danbury in Tallmadge (in the tradition of other Danbury facilities in the area), does not have separate buildings for independent, assisted and memory-care residents. After an assessment of a potential resident’s needs and abilities, says Sullivan, they (or a caregiver) are free to choose among the 69 independent/assisted living apartments (from studios to two bedrooms in a variety of floor plans) in one section of the building or the 32 memory-care apartments in another section—but all in one building.
That’s advantageous for residents whose care needs may increase over time, such as going from independent living to assisted living. There is no need to pack up and move yet again after leaving the familiar surroundings of a home owned for perhaps 30 years or more. Danbury employees bring the services to the residents. “It’s less disruptive for the residents. They can stay in a familiar setting,” Sullivan explains. And when an even higher level of care is needed in cases of dementia, residents or their caregivers can choose from among the 32 apartments in what Danbury calls its “memory care neighborhood,” a secure wing with a nurses’ station and other services to help make life comfortable for memory-impaired individuals. “It’s a positive to have our memory care in the same building,” says Sullivan, adding that the concept is “very appealing to future residents and their families.”
For residents who want an active lifestyle or would just like to relax and enjoy the day, there is plenty for both at Danbury in Tallmadge. Life-enrichment activities, says Sullivan, are available to residents seven days a week and include day trips, games, speakers and more. Transportation is provided for those residents who need it because they no longer drive. Common rooms include a pub, a bistro, a fitness room, a spa, a theater, an arts-and-crafts studio, a salon, and outdoor courtyards. For residents who feel a little adventurous and want to take a walk in nature, the 4.2-mile Freedom Trail is located next to the Danbury facility. Other on-site amenities include up to three meals a day prepared by an executive chef, a 24-hour nursing staff and a secured building that is locked at 8 p.m., though Danbury residents have access in and out, allowing them to live the lifestyle they prefer in a community they can call home.
For more information about Danbury in Tallmadge, call 330-247-1875 or go to http://danburyseniorliving2-px.rtrk.com/danbury-tallmadge-ohio.php.