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About Atria Senior Living
Founded in 2003, Atria Senior Living is one of the nation's leading providers of independent living, assisted living, supportive living, and memory care services. The privately held, for-profit Atria Senior Living is the fifth largest assisted living provider in the United States, and the eighth largest provider of overall senior living services. The companies involved in the mergers that became Atria Senior Living were ARV Assisted Living Inc., Kapson Senior Quarters, and Atria Communities.
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 180 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 13,500 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world.
About Atria's Residents
Atria Senior Living serves a senior living niche that is considered moderate to upscale, and boasts communities that are primarily located in suburban markets. Simply put, Atria residents are accomplished, cultured, and connected. Atria communities are home to more than 900 veterans, more than 1,700 Presidential Active Lifestyle Award recipients, and more than 230 International Council on Active Aging champions.
Senior Living Options
Currently, 58 percent of Atria communities are dedicated to independent living (including independent living with medication management); 32 percent to assisted/supportive living; and 10 percent to memory care. In each of its specialized care areas, you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you or your loved one is receiving the appropriate level of top-quality care. In fact, Atria assures it via resident assessments at move-in and after 30 days, as well as quarterly or sooner if there is an observed change of condition.
Atria's Life Guidance Memory Care
Atria Senior Living's Life Guidance neighborhoods are ideal if you're seeking additional support for a family member living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory impairment. The internationally recognized memory care program features thoughtfully designed spaces, innovative memory care programming, and the highest quality standards in the industry.
Within the intimate, structured setting of Life Guidance neighborhoods, Atria's specially trained staff delivers customized care and with an emphasis on compassion. The Atria Senior Living program's whole-person approach to events and activities offers abundant opportunities for learning, creativity, exercise, and spirituality all of which are tailored to residents personal interests. Loved ones find that the Life Guidance neighborhoods comprehensive family support programs reflect a true understanding of the complex issues faced by families living with dementia an invaluable, mind-easing offering for such a delicate situation.
Short-Term Retreat Stays
Older adults who are seeking an escape to their normal routine or an opportunity to regain their strength after a hospital stay can take advantage of the short-term retreat option at Atria Senior Living. The all-inclusive services enable guests to receive the support they need in a stress-free environment, with no pressure to sign a long-term agreement. Accommodations include a private, well-appointed apartment; delicious dining; 24-hour care staff; daily physical and cognitive fitness programs; an emergency call system in every room; 24-hour assistance with medication reminders; scheduled transportation to doctors appointments, errands, and outings; and a full calendar of engaging opportunities for learning, creativity, and socialization.
Staff Training and Oversight
Every aspect of a resident's needs are adequately and carefully addressed in each of Atria's Senior Living communities. That includes a full-time, licensed nurse as a resident services director who oversees all aspects of care, including assessments, medication assistance, and communication with family and physicians. In addition, medical centers and hospitals are easily accessible from all Atria communities.
When it comes to its personnel, Atria upholds the highest quality standards in the industry. Almost 20 hours of training are required for every new hire, and more than 166,000 hours of frontline staff training are provided nationwide each year. More than 60 hours of training are required for staff new to Life Guidance memory care neighborhoods. Plus, each Atria community undergoes two unannounced reviews every year. Atria welcomes state oversight and regulation as essential to delivering the very best value to residents and their families.
Services and Amenities
Independent and assisted living residents of Atria Senior Living communities enjoy private apartments with locking doors so they may come and go as they please. All Atria apartments are equipped with emergency call systems. Additional amenities include scheduled, local transportation to doctors appointments, errands, and other outings; a full calendar of educational, social and cultural events, and entertainment opportunities available seven days a week through Atria's signature Engage Life program; and delicious dining experiences every day from the full-time Culinary Excellence staff.
For residents who have additional personal care needs, Atria offers assistance with dressing and personal appearance; bathing and showering; mealtimes; incontinence care; medication reminders; and housekeeping and linen services.
Most Atria communities allow residents to have pets in their apartment for a nominal, one-time fee. All Atria Senior Living communities are non-smoking environments; however, some communities offer dedicated areas for residents and their guests to smoke.
Engage Life: Atria's Signature Activities Program
Atria Senior Living upholds the philosophy that people can and should enjoy an active, fulfilling, social lifestyle at any age, and it promotes that active lifestyle through its signature activities program, Engage Life. Engage Life is based on an extensive review of residents hobbies and interests, with every activity designed to keep the mind, body, and spirit active. Through Engage Life, there are more than 200 events offered in every Atria community each month from book discussions and gardening to exercise classes, parties, card games, and more. Seniors can also continue the activities they enjoyed at home, or start or lead a new activity at Atria. In fact, many of the most popular events and classes are led by residents.
In addition, Atria Senior Living encourages its residents across the country to take the 365-day challenge to â€œmake every day extraordinary.â€ Each day of the challenge presents a clear, achievable goal designed to motivate and empower seniors to explore new ideas, develop new ambitions, and seek new experiences.
Culinary Excellence: Atria's Signature Dining Services
Atria Senior Living communities feature restaurant-style dining rooms and a signature dining program with a wide variety of nutritious meals. Residents choose from more than 30 dishes at lunch and dinner, and breakfast is always made to order. The menus reflect traditional and local tastes, and featured dishes change with the seasons to ensure the freshest ingredients. Special dietary needs including no-added-sodium or no-concentrated-sweets options are easily accommodated.
Culinary collaboration is encouraged at Atria Senor Living. Residents are invited to participate in planning meals by attending monthly meetings to suggest changes and additions to the menu perfect for gourmet aficionados! Atria even published A Dash and a Dollop, a collection of more than 130 recipes and the memories associated with each from Atria residents and employees across the nation. The 2011 recipe book was honored with a Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award, an award known for recognizing excellence in a broad range of subjects and honoring the year's best independently published books
At Atria, senior care is tailored to individual needs, so each resident's rate is determined by a thorough assessment performed by a licensed nurse. Atria uses a point-value system based on the amount of time and level of assistance the resident may require. The rate can then be adjusted as the resident's needs change. This way, each resident receives just the right amount of discreet personal assistance he or she needs to remain as independent as possible.
Atria offers the flexibility of private-pay rental apartments with no long-term commitment. In most Atria communities, no security deposit is required. The only upfront fee required by most Atria communities is a new resident services fee, which varies by community and by state.
Atria Senior Living is proud to be home to so many of the country's servicemen and women. Accordingly, many residents qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension, which is designed to help veterans and their surviving spouses who require the attendance of a caregiver to assist with the activities of daily living, including eating, bathing, dressing, and monitoring medications. Assisted care and supportive care in a community whether provided by a third party or the community itself qualify as part of this program.
Not only is Atria Senior Living dedicated to the care of its residents, it is also committed to the health and well-being of residentsâ€™ children and grandchildren. Atria is working to ensure a healthier planet for future generations through sustainable, green practices. Atriaâ€™s green practices include using Energy Star appliances; low-flow plumbing fixtures; energy-efficient lighting and windows; high-efficiency HVAC systems; eco-friendly paint, carpet, and wood; green housekeeping and landscaping methods; and more.
Awards and Accolades
In 2012, Atria Senior Living was honored with a Community Spirit Award for its national involvement in supporting Spirit of 45, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring members of the Greatest Generation. And in 2011, Atria Senior Living earned a Spirit of Innovation Award from LTC LINK for committing to the success of the senior care industry and for making innovative contributions to the development of industry best practices.
In 2012, Atria Tamalpais Creek in Novato, California, received an Award of Excellence in the inaugural Senior Living by Design competition, which was created by the Assisted Living Federation of America and Senior Living Executive to recognize innovative design solutions that honor resident choice and promote independence. Additional Silver LEED-certified communities include Atria on the Hudson in Ossining, NY, and Atria Valley View in Walnut Creek, CA.
Also in 2012, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) awarded Atria Senior Living with an ICAA Innovators Award its second consecutive win. The 2012 award was given to Atria Campana del Rio in Tucson, AZ, for its Culinary Educational Series, which includes monthly workshops on various culinary topics with demonstrations, lectures, field trips, food samples, and guest speakers. Atria Woodbridge in Irvine, CA, received an Innovators Award in 2011 for a resident-led program called the Man Cave which empowers older adults to be more socially engaged with peers via the problem-solving challenge of creating state-of-the-art inventions and projects.
Atria Senior Living is a member of the International Council on Active Aging; member of the American Seniors Housing Association; member of the U.S. Green Building Council; affiliate of the International Longevity Center; partner with Columbia University to sponsor events to bring industry experts together to share ideas and innovations about aging; partner with internationally renowned Alzheimer's expert and author David Troxel; and sponsor of the PBS special Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging with Dr. Henry Lodge.
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