At a groundbreaking ceremony for Autumn Leaves Assisted Living Communities last week, Mayor Mark Alarcon said the “long-term investment” was a result of “months and months of hard work and collaborative efforts between the city, county and the homeowner’s association for Monarch Village.”
The building is being constructed in the Monarch Village subdivision.
The care facility will be about 30,000 square feet once completed.
The community will have 46 living units and will specialize in assisting patients with memory loss.
The community also provides meals, assistance with physical activities and various programs and day trips for residents to enjoy.
“Dementia is a term that includes many forms of short-term memory loss and we put our staff through extensive training to take the best care of our residents,” said company President Chad Anderson.
He said the family owned business was started 15 years ago by his mother, Jane Anderson.
“We started our first community in Arlington, Texas, and today we have 27 communities all over the U.S., so this is what we specialize in and what we do best,” he said.
At the ceremony, Alarcon said the business is one of many that have shown interest in the city.
“I like to look at Stockbridge as a family of investor-friendly and interconnected businesses and our council has tried to make this city as business-friendly as possible,” he said. “Autumn Leaves is a one-day celebration for a lifelong investment that is going to serve so many in this community, so this is a huge asset.”
The assisted care community is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014.