OLATHE, KAN. (July 2, 2014) – A new option for families dealing with memory care needs will be available in the near future. The Cedar Lake Village Board of Directors and the Olathe Medical Center Board of Trustees have both approved the launch of a new memory care assisted-living facility dedicated to the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Olathe Medical Center and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society are joint owners of Cedar Lake Village, where the new facility will be added.
“We currently serve the needs of individuals with early stages and the most severe stages of memory care needs,” Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Medical Center, said. “This expansion will allow us to take care of people at all stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
The new building is expected to open in early 2016. It will be connected to the main building of Cedar Lake Village, providing very safe, secure and comfortable households and neighborhoods. “We believe the proximity is important to allow spouses and friends to easily visit each other if also residing at Cedar Lake Village,” Joanna Randall, Cedar Lake Village Executive Director, said.
Each household will include dining rooms, access to courtyards, entertainment rooms, and other amenities. “We have designed this to be a home where the residents have the privacy and independence of their own bedroom and bathroom in addition to the shared amenities,” Randall said. “Our goal will be to help each resident feel loved, valued and peaceful.” Conceptual drawings are complete and the architects will immediately begin working toward final drawings. The construction timeline will be determined soon.
Olathe Health System, Inc.