Morning Pointe Senior Care And Independent Healthcare Properties Opens New Facility In Lexington, Ky.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chattanooga-based Morning Pointe Senior Care and Independent Healthcare Properties announced the grand opening celebration for Morning Pointe of Lexington-East.

The celebration marks the second Morning Pointe community in Lexington, Ky. A third is underway, The Lantern Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Morning Pointe of Lexington, and will be open next month.

Conveniently located near St. Joseph's Hospital East off Richmond Road, just south of Man O'War Boulevard at 150 Shoreside Drive, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East features 53 personal care apartments, with an additional 20 apartments located in The Lantern, a secure dedicated program designed for residents with Alzheimer's and other memory care disorders.


"We are excited to see the city of Lexington come together for this special celebration," said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe. "With more people wanting these kinds of senior living services in their hometowns for their own families, I am thrilled that Morning Pointe can offer another choice for senior care and Alzheimer's care in the City of Lexington."

The $9 million complex is 55,000 square feet and is ideally located on approximately 10 acres near medical services and other support networks. Morning Pointe of Lexington-East and The Lantern is a personal care community providing individual care plans coordinated by licensed nurses for optimal healthcare management, a full life-enrichment program, 24-hour care and medication management by licensed nurses, 24-hour emergency response system and transportation to medical appointments plus restaurant-style dining with dietician oversight.

The Lantern Alzheimer's wing additionally offers  Meaningful Day programming. Specially-trained staff connect with resident's past and routines creating meaning and purpose each day. Other features include home-like tailored social areas and therapeutic interaction with groups along with a secured courtyard and family support services.


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