Friendship House at Royal Oaks
CLIENT: Royal Oaks Lifecare Community
Location: Sun City, Arizona
Todd & Associates has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with Royal Oaks Lifecare Community in their continual quest to provide distinctive lifecare services. Memory support was previously a part of the existing Health Care Center, which provided skilled nursing and long term care services. Memory support residents, however, respond better in a more intimate and residential-style living environment. Programming services revealed that the residents would be best served with a new memory support environment designed around their everyday activity, dining, and living spaces. Friendship House was designed to capture this concept more appropriate to the resident’s needs. The award-winning, new 56-unit, 2-story building, offers 4 neighborhoods of 14 private rooms, each wrapped around a centrally located common space featuring a living room, activities room, and dining area. Additional amenities include a spa, salon, and bathing room. Outdoor therapy gardens provide a variety of secure recreational spaces for the residents.
Individuals and their families are no longer satisfied with the limited choices offered in traditional senior living communities and healthcare facilities (independent, assisted living, skilled care, memory care, active adult). Today’s seniors are looking for options such as alternative health and wellness programs, access to technology, high level of care, and comfortable spaces where their families can visit and residents can age in place. Whether it is an existing CCRC expanding its continuum of care, a new senior living community, or any specialized healthcare facility, Todd & Associates brings new and innovative solutions to redefine "senior living" and enrich the health and well-being of its residents.