The best retirement communities, we think most would agree, are about more than simply caring for the basic needs. Isn’t that just the minimum, really? That’s certainly the thinking behind our Leisure Care group of communities. We go beyond the ideas of Independent and Assisted Living. Way beyond, in fact.
We provide the basic needs and we do it exceedingly well. Then we take it up a notch. We add services like you’d find in a fine hotel. Guest services, healthy and delicious dining choices, and housekeeping. But we don’t stop there. We add things that add to the fun factor. Social and recreational activities, fitness and travel programs, brain workouts and art classes. All at an affordable price.
Even our assisted living services are far from ordinary. We offer several levels of care customizable to your particular needs, and services delivered with professionalism and finesse. All to have you living better than you ever thought possible.
No one ever aspires to live in a retirement community, right? Well, sort of. If the community is average and run-of-the-mill, that statement would be correct. But, if the community is like a resort? Elegant and fun? Then you would be talking about a Leisure Care Premier community. These communities cater to active, independent folks. And they offer lots of choices. Oh boy, do they. They have all of the services and amenities of the Leisure Care group of communities, and more. With enhanced PrimeFit fitness programs, whole person health and wellness options, and more dining options than you can shake a menu at, you may just aspire to live at one yourself.
And almost all of our Premier communities offer assisted living services that can be added at any time. How’s that grab you? A resort with assisted living? You better believe it.
Some communities are so unique, they defy definition. That’s Signature 180. These communities are as unique as you can imagine. A community in a converted brewery? How about living a football’s throw of a Pac-12 university campus? Or a place that takes service to another dimension? All of our Signature 180 communities have the enhanced services and amenities of our Premier group, along with their own individual touches. A decked-out movie theater, a high-end spa and salon, and a rooftop putting green are just some of the things you’ll find. What you won’t find is anything remotely boring. Curious? Well then, we’ll just let these communities speak for themselves.
You’ve probably already discovered if you’ve read this far that there are over 35 Leisure Care Retirement Communities in the Western US and Canada. That, most would say, is quite a lot to choose from. But, we don’t stop there. You’ll find choices in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, too. So no matter what lifestyle you seek, you’re very likely to find it here.
Choose a community offering Independent Living if you are active and don’t require any assistance. All Leisure Care communities offer Independent Living apartments.
Assisted Living is available at most all of our communities and services can be added at any time. This type of care is for folks that need help with daily living, ranging from “just a little bit here and there” to quite a lot.
Our Memory Care apartments are for those seeking care for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This specialized care is available at three Leisure Care communities, two in Colorado, and one in Oregon.
Needless to say, we understand that you are not the least bit interested in sitting around and feeling “old.” Otherwise, why would you still be reading our website? Well, we can guess. You’re active, healthy, and hey, let’s admit it, probably quite spunky, too. You appreciate the finer things in life. Good food, good company, comfort and choice. That last one is a doozie, too. Because with more choice, you can do what you want, whenever you want to. Isn’t that what you’ve always thought retirement should be about? You bet it should. You’ve certainly earned it.
Choice in dining, exercise, travel, education, relaxation, social opportunities, and more. You name it. We’ve got tons of it. So go ahead, create a lifestyle that is just like you — active and independent. We’ll help you make it all possible. We’ll even rid you of those tedious chores like housework and yard work, so you have more time to live it up. There really is no telling just how much fun you can have at a Leisure Care community. But, then, wouldn’t you like to try and find out?
All Leisure Care communities offer a variety of Independent Living apartments. Browse our Locations page or use our fast and easy 3-step “Build Your Own Retirement” tool to find the best match for you.
So, maybe you need a little help sometimes. No problem. Like a trusted friend, we’ll be right there when you need us. And, just like that friend, we’ll also make sure you have fun, too!
Our Assisted Living services are very, very flexible. Probably as flexible as your yoga instructor, that’s how much. So you will get precisely the help you want, just when you need it—services can be added at any time. Whether it’s medication management, helping with mobility, coordinating care with your physicians, or making sure you look your best at Happy Hour on Friday, we are there to help. Most of our communities also offer temporary stay support and temporary illness services.
But the best part? We take our Assisted Living services to another level. We can’t help it that we’ve set our standards so high. Maybe it comes from being one of the first in the industry to offer Assisted Living services, more than 35 years ago. You can say we like to stay ahead of the curve. Our professional staff is trained to provide the best service available, and all with a healthy dose of patience, finesse and humor. So once you move in, you can bet that life will get easier, more fun, and more relaxing. We’ve worked very hard to make sure that happens. But don’t take our word for it. Visit one of our communities today and see for yourself.
There is no cookie-cutter treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We understand your loved one requires a personal approach. We practice what is called the Best Friends Approach,™ developed by Virginia Bell and David Troxel. Simply put, we believe what a person needs most is a “Best Friend” – caregivers who empathize with the individual’s situation, remain loving and positive and dedicated to helping the person feel safe, secure and valued. Our programs fit the person, not the other way around.
To us, successful therapeutic care for Alzheimer’s and dementia combines care for all of life’s wants—physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural. We encourage family members and friends to be as actively involved in their loved one’s care as they want to be.
There is no question, caring for a loved one is stressful for everyone involved. It’s incredibly sad to watch someone you know so well lose their memory, and seemingly, themselves. But we can help relieve some of that anxiety and stress. Your loved one can still find meaning and contentment in each new day, and you can still enjoy every moment you have with them. Please contact us for more information.
There comes a time when mom or dad (or grandma or grandpa) needs a little help or they would simply rather do more interesting things than housework. And it can be difficult, we know, talking to a loved one about all these emotional issues — getting older, moving out of a cherished home, needing help when they’ve been so capable throughout life, and seemingly giving up so much freedom. If you come to Leisure Care with this circumstance at hand, we would first like to put your mind at ease. Seeking a community that can help your loved one is an act of love and you should be commended for your efforts. Secondly, once you get to know us, our communities, and our philosophy you will, we believe, relax even more. Why? Because you’ll feel good talking to your mom or dad about us. You’ll feel good taking them to see one of our communities. And, ultimately, you’ll see that caring for needs and offering help is just the minimum with us – we want your loved one to really enjoy life and to have fun. So, whether you’re looking for an Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care community, we, more than likely, have something that more than just “fits the bill.” We aim to impress as well.
Please explore our website or contact us.
We are Leisure Care, located in Seattle, Washington, and one of the nation’s largest privately-held retirement and assisted living companies. We were founded in 1976. We own, manage, develop, and consult in all facets of the senior living business.
And now that we have all the nitty-gritty (and incredibly dry) facts out of the way, let us tell you how we tick. Don’t worry, it won’t take long and it’s quite simple actually. See the photo to the left there? Take a good look (you may recognize it from our advertising from years past). It symbolizes how we like to run things. Those ladies are smiling from ear-to-ear, they’re living it up, they’re having fun. And that is the goal of everything we do: To create happy residents, families, employees, and partners. That is simply who we are, and if you make your home with us, work for us, or work with us we think you’ll more than notice. Which, in turn, makes us as happy as the ladies over there in the convertible, too. Weeeeee!
Leisure Care, a One Eighty brand and one of the nation’s largest privately-held senior housing management companies, continues to expand its team through internal promotions and strategic new hires, including Kirkland resident Jessica Hart...
The Blazers may have lost, but it didn't stop a few elderly basketball fans leaving the Moda Center from feeling like winners. Marjorie Gregg, 84, called Marge for short, went to see the Blazers play the San Antonio Spurs last month with six other members of the Van Mall Retirement center, including 103 year-old Cleda Abourezk.
They all had seen the Blazers play before. But not Marge, a fan since the team's inaugural season in 1970, who had going to a Blazers game on her bucket list....
Seattle, WA – February 20, 2014 –Seattle-based Leisure Care, a One Eighty brand and one of the nation’s largest privately-held senior housing management companies, continues to expand its team through internal promotions and strategic new hires.
“As we continue to strengthen our portfolio and acquire new communities across the country, we are recruiting talented people and promoting leaders with proven abilities who are committed to success,” said Leisure Care Chairman and CEO Dan Madsen.
With Leisure Care for nearly 22 years, Debra Taylor was recently promoted from Corporate Wellness Manager to Corporate Health and Wellness Director. She will oversee Leisure Care communities’ health and wellness and assisted living departments to ensure that they continually meet and exceed state regulations through program compliance and director training. Previously, Taylor served as Health and Wellness Director for various Leisure Care communities before becoming Leisure Care’s Corporate Wellness Manager two years ago.
David Catherman joins the Leisure Care team as the Information Technology Director. Catherman has more than 13 years of IT experience. He recently served as the IT Manager at Aegis Living, and before then, was the chief operating officer and managing partner at Axonous Technology Group in Bellevue. His experience with IT-related solutions will strengthen Leisure Care’s IT-infrastructure as the company continues to expand.
With a proven track record of success, Julie Tastad returns to Leisure Care to fill the role of Corporate Compliance Manager. Tastad is charged with ensuring that company policies and procedures support operational goals, objectives and regulatory mandates while mitigating risk and finding effective and creative ways to introduce changes and train teams. She joins Leisure Care from LHC Group, where she was a Patient Care Representative. Prior to LHC Group, Tastad worked for Leisure Care for more than 17 years, most recently as Senior General Manager in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Tastad is a licensed administrator and also participates in the NW Alzheimer’s Association speaker bureau.
Chris Peterson has been with Leisure Care for more than six years, most recently as a Technology Strategist. Peterson’s new position as Product Manager will include responsibilities such as managing, developing and evaluating product and project development strategies for new and existing Leisure Care communities as well as the corporate office. Prior to Leisure Care, Peterson worked in the IT department at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.
Jessica Hart joined Leisure Care from Securitas Security Services as a Human Resources Specialist. Hart has more than 10 years of human resource and management experience in housing and hospitality. She will manage employee benefits, billing, training and administration.
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night paid tribute to the dedicated volunteers who staff the Log Cabin visitors center in downtown Edmonds, honoring them at a dinner and awards ceremony at Fairwinds - Brighton Court in Lynnwood.
Fairwinds - Brighton Court provided the meal free of charge, and manager Jackie Requa-Hall was there to welcome guests. In addition, Paulette Jacobson of Catholic Community Service of Snohomish County, who manages the volunteers’ hours, was in attendance.
What had been planned as a project for teens, ending up getting done by a group of seniors — and in less than two weeks.
The project, a mural that will be displayed in the employee break room at Fairwinds - River's Edge in St. Charles, came to be because the break room needed redecorating.
Cindi Hrabko, who works in marketing at Fairwinds, a retirement community, said she was asked by general manager Jim Ausmus if she would help redecorate the room. He gave her a deadline of Jan. 31 and said the project would honor Fairwinds' employees for their work and dedication.
(Seattle, WA) February 04, 2014 –Five Leisure Care Communities are among the select retirement communities to be presented with the 2013 Excellence Award from SeniorAdvisor.com, the nation’s largest senior living referral service.
The award is given to the top senior living communities who have received an overall average rating of at least 4.5 from residents and families’ online reviews. The winners were selected from more than 100,000 senior care providers who currently subscribe to SeniorAdvisor.com.
The five Leisure Care communities that received the award are located across the country: Van Mall in Vancouver, WA; The Vantage at City View in Fort Worth, TX; Heritage Estates in Livermore, CA; Fairwinds Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho, NM; and Hawthorne Court in Kennewick, WA.
“These communities exemplify Leisure Care’s commitment to changing the perception of retirement living by providing the best services, amenities and accommodations available,” said Dan Madsen, Leisure Care Chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled to see them be honored by the residents who call them home.”
Winners of the Excellence Award represent the top tier of independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care communities on the SeniorAdvisor.com website. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of the senior living communities nationwide, according to consumers.
“SeniorAdvisor.com was launched with the goal of providing a useful resource for the consumers looking for first-hand feedback on senior care communities,” said Eric Seifert, President, SeniorAdvisor.com. “We wanted to put a spotlight on those companies who have invested efforts to deliver excellent customer service to potential and existing customers, as evident from their high ratings. The recipients of the first SeniorAdvisor.com Excellence Awards set a high bar of quality for other senior care providers to follow.”
Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found at https://senioradvisor.com/content/top-rated-senior-living-communities.