Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Independent Healthcare Properties announced the grand opening of Morning Pointe of Lexington, Ky., which will mark the fifth Morning Pointe community in the Bluegrass state. IHP has also selected another site in Lexington near St. Joseph Hospital-East for a second Morning Pointe community.
Residents started moving into the senior care and Alzheimer’s memory care community in February, and occupancy is already approaching 50 percent. “The outpouring of support from the greater Lexington community has been very positive,” says Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and IHP. “There continues to be a great need for quality senior care and Alzheimer’s services, and Morning Pointe is prepared to serve.”
The $9 million senior care community employs more than 50 full-time staff and will provide a positive economic impact of more than $15 million annually for the city of Lexington and Fayette County considering payroll, property taxes and the local purchase of goods and services.
Located near the Fayette Mall off Reynolds Road, Morning Pointe of Lexington is within the Wellington Development, near Lexington Christian Academy. It is situated near medical services, shopping and established neighborhoods. The 55,000-square-foot community features 73 personal care apartments, with 20 specifically designed to serve as The Lantern Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence.
Morning Pointe of Lexington and The Lantern provide personal care which includes clinical oversight by licensed nurses, assistance with activities of daily living, meals. Other services and amenities include medication management, transportation, a beauty/barber shop and an enclosed courtyard, as well as a range of specialized care tailored to individual needs. The building also features themed life enrichment areas depicting nostalgic scenes of the past with photographs that capture the history of Lexington and surrounding areas. The Lantern also provides specialized “Meaningful Day” Alzheimer’s memory care programming which focuses on personal interests and life experiences, creating a personalized versus one-size-fits-all life enrichment program.