DC Housing News — April 2022
New community opens soon in Olney, Md.
A new retirement community in Olney, Maryland is “getting close” to opening, according to its executive director, Amy Rader.
Located on 37 acres near a golf course, Cadence at Olney has 88 independent-living and assisted-living apartments; 41 of those are for residents needing memory care.
Independent living apartments come in studio, one- and two-bedrooms with kitchenettes. Three meals a day are included in the cost. Many independent-living apartments are licensed for assisted living, so additional services can be provided as needed.
Assisted living also includes three meals a day, plus personalized daily assistance as required. Additional memory care services include music and dancing programs, therapy pets and intergenerational activities.
Cadence’s philosophy “is about living your best life,” said Rader, a registered nurse who has worked in senior living for 30 years. “They really believe in resident enrichment and lifelong learning, so everything is designed with that in mind.”
Residents can try new foods, attend events, take classes, exercise, and learn to use technology to keep in touch with their families.
The community uses a “portal,” accessible via tablet, phone or computer, called Caremerge. Residents’ family members can check in every day and keep track of what classes or events their loved ones attended.
“We are fully transparent about what happens in our building on a daily basis,” Rader said. “Has mom or dad attended an event today? [Family members] can message us, and we can message them back. The ability for the families to have this real-time access to what’s going on is very exciting.”
Rader invites anyone to drop by for a walk-in tour from Monday through Friday. Scheduled to open this spring, Cadence at Olney is located at 17001 Georgia Avenue in Olney, Md. For more information, visit cadenceSL.com or call (301) 887-7167.
ProMedica receives highest rankings
Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes, providing information about safety, health inspections and level of care. Older adults seeking care can use those rankings to choose a facility that best suits their needs.
Forty-two of ProMedica’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, including those in Northern Virginia and Maryland, have earned “best nursing home” status because they achieved a rating of “high performing.”
“Our employers are dedicated to helping our patients and residents transition successfully from hospital to home — a critical step in successful recovery,” Angela Brandt, president of ProMedica SeniorCare, said in a statement.
“These awards illustrate the core of our mission-based organization, which is to improve the health and well-being of our patients, residents and the community.”
A nonprofit health organization, ProMedica offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and memory care communities as well as home health and hospice services through its Senior Care division.
ProMedica operates in 28 states under the names Heartland, ManorCare Health Services, ProMedica and Arden Courts.
To search for a location by ZIP code, visit promedicaseniorcare.org or call 1-800-427-4427.
Homecare agency wins recognition
Options for Senior America, a senior in-home care group serving the Greater Washington and Baltimore areas, has been selected as a Best of Senior Living 2022 award winner by A Place for Mom, an online platform and advisory service for senior care in North America.
The “best of senior living” honor identifies the top in-home care, assisted living and other senior living providers, as determined by the reviews of seniors and their families on the Place for Mom website.
Only 14 of the more than 9,500 homecare agencies in the country were selected for the award. For a full list of the winners, visit aplaceformom.com/best-of-senior-living-award.