Tuesday, September 26, 2017

HarborChase of Southlake Welcomes First Residents in September

No one says getting old will be easy, but in Southlake, you can do it in style. HarborChase Assisted Living and Memory Care is the fourth facility to open in the city catering to seniors. With its first residents scheduled to move-in this September, HarborChase is putting the final touches on the approximate 35,000 square foot, two-story building located at 700 E. State Highway 114 (between Carroll Avenue and White Chapel Boulevard).

HaborChase Dining RoomAccording to Executive Director Mindi Willis, they currently have 50 deposits and can house up to 92 residents.

“One of the things that make HarborChase unique is that we are a Christian-based company and provide extensive training for all staff members. We hire for heart, not just for experience,” said Willis, adding there will be 60-80 staff members onsite, depending on patient care needs.

A trademark of HarborChase properties is to incorporate elements from the hospitality industry, which is evident in the lobby with cozy seating areas, a fireplace, concierge desk, and bistro that sells coffee, snacks, sandwiches and salads. Other hotel-style amenities include a full-service bar and lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, pizza kitchen, beauty salon, billiards room, art studio, and meeting spaces for games, activities and presentations. The Wellness Room provides physical therapy equipment, a massage room, and an office for visiting physicians. A dog park (HarborChase is a pet-friendly facility), butterfly garden and landscaped courtyards are intended to encourage residents to spend time outside.

HarborChase offers two options for senior living: Its memory care unit, known as The Cove, has 30 rooms and eight companion suites. Located on the upper “Garden” level are 17 assisted living apartments equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. Nurse stations are located in each section.

“We intentionally have many areas to encourage socialization among residents and provide activities for family members when visiting. We want this to be an extension of their home,” explained Willis, noting that all rooms and apartments are unfurnished so they can be decorated with personal items.

HarborChase Lobby“The wonderful thing about our Southlake community is that everyone here is treated like family. Making sure residents with elderly family members have great living options with premiere facilities, like HarborChase, is what makes our community such a caring and wonderful place to live,” said Mayor Laura Hill.

In addition to HarborChase, Southlake is also home to the master-planned retirement community Watermere at Southlake, which offers villa and condominium homes to persons 55 and older, along with assisted living options and long-term care services. The Carlyle at Stonebridge Park specializes in skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Silverado is a memory care community with staff specially trained in the challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other types of dementia.

For more information about HarborChase or to schedule a tour, contact Mindi Willis at (682) 305-7022 or mwillis@hraonline.net.

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