OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. — Builders of a brand new senior dwelling neighborhood are proposing a “considered one of a sort” facility to Oldham County. If authorized, Brighten Heights will probably be a senior dwelling facility targeted on stopping and reversing continual illness and mobility challenges.
What You Want To Know
- Brighten Heights is a proposed senior dwelling facility in Pewee Valley
- Centered on reversing and stopping continual illnesses
- If authorized, could have 102 impartial flats, 32 Impartial Dwelling “Cottages,” 32 Assisted Dwelling Personal Residences, 16 Reminiscence Optimization Personal Suites
- The Pewee Valley Metropolis Council will meet on April 5 at 7 p.m. for the second studying of the proposal and public listening to to determine the way forward for Brighten Heights
“We’re excited to proceed our legacy there, the place we’re from, and be part of this larger alternative throughout the market,” Edens mentioned.
The historic piece of land in Pewee Valley has been the location of well being and therapeutic for practically a century. Previously residence to the Pewee Valley Hospital in 1925, it was later was Friendship Well being and Rehab earlier than closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brighten Heights builders are proposing a brand new venture however hope to maintain the identical values. Susan Pena, chief technique officer of Potentia Dwelling, mentioned it was no easy activity.
“So, I first approached colleagues that have been govt administrators at senior dwelling communities and began pitching this concept to them and so they mentioned, ‘nice thought, has it been carried out wherever else but?’ In different phrases, nobody actually wished to go first,” Pena mentioned.
Eden, president of the Rural Academic Affiliation of Kentucky, and Pena spending her profession working within the business got here collectively to create the progressive senior facility targeted on empowering energetic seniors.
Brighten Heights plans to watch the affected person’s way of life selections.
“The stuff you do together with your way of life, you possibly can really flip your good genes on and your dangerous genes off and vise versa. So it is all of these issues, its meals, its train, its sleep, its social connection, stress administration, and many others., and many others. that results in having the ability to stay these wholesome life,” Pena mentioned.
The power plans to have each impartial and assisted dwelling flats in addition to strolling paths, a well being and efficiency middle, and academic packages to know underlying causes of continual illnesses.
The senior dwelling facility will give attention to what they name the 4 pillars of optimistic change that embody schooling, hope assist, and selection.
“So the aim is to stay lengthy and die brief. You need to stay wholesome and stay with goal, it’s laborious to stay with goal if you happen to do not feel good. Seniors have so much to supply in the event that they really feel adequate to share it,” Pena mentioned.
Though the pandemic has positioned challenges on nursing properties and senior dwelling amenities throughout the nation, Brighten Heights hopes to beat these and be the subsequent chapter.
“We really feel like given this chance, we’ve been in a position to step again and take a contemporary have a look at this. Staffing is all the time a primary concern in operations. We really feel like we’ll have that as a little bit of a leg up in recruiting,” Edens mentioned.
The Pewee Valley Metropolis Council will meet on April 5 at 7 p.m. for the second studying of the proposal and public listening to to determine the way forward for Brighten Heights.
If authorized, the Brighten Heights facility is designed to fight COVID-19 or any virus with touchless sinks and doorways in addition to non-public rooms and loos for these with continual situations.,
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