An Introduction to Leisure Living
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3196 Kraft Avenue SE, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Established: 1995
(866) 531-0695

About Leisure Living Management Communities

Founded in 1995 after the purchase of several assisted living facilities, Leisure Living Management, Inc. currently develops, owns, and operates 31 senior communities located in both rural and metropolitan areas throughout the state of Michigan. Guided by a mission of "Advancing quality of life for seniors," the company, headquartered in Grand Rapids, is under the leadership of CEO Thomas J. Nobel, who is also a partner in Leisure Living Management. His co-partner, Neil Kraay, serves as Chief Operating Officer.

A private company, Leisure Living Management holds the 62nd place on the Assisted Living Federation of America's top 80 largest senior living providers list. Per the ALFA list, which is published in the Senior Living Executive magazine, Leisure Living has a total resident capacity of 1,531; an independent living operational resident capacity of 1,453; an assisted living resident operational capacity of 281; and a memory care resident operational capacity of 31. According to a profile on, Leisure Living's purpose is "to honor God by providing high quality senior lifestyle services that promote the value and dignity of every person."

The company offers skilled nursing care, mental health care, and housekeeping, laundry, hospitality, pharmacy, dental and laboratory services along with their array of senior housing options. Leisure Living is also a member of the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), part of a strategic alliance with CareOne Home Health Services, Inc., and has a partnership with Baruch Senior Ministries, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization.

In addition to the successful operation of their Michigan senior communities, Leisure Living's executive management team is always seeking new opportunities to partner with other companies or develop new locations in growing markets, provided that these alliances and partnerships align with the company's values and goals. According to the company, Leisure Living is committed to being an innovative company that is committed to working as a team, conveys their corporate values clearly, maximizes the potential of every business venture, and strives for excellence in senior lifestyle services.

Leisure Living's Care Options, Services and Amenities

Independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, and a number of supplemental services and care arrangements are available among Leisure Living's 31 communities. Supplemental care options include individualized care plans, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, incontinence care and short- or long-term care; optional services -- which are offered on-site -- include x-ray, podiatry, dental, laboratory, and home health services, as well as oxygen, medical equipment, and a pharmacy.

Walking trails, outdoor gathering/common areas, and manicured gardens are characteristic of most Leisure Living Management communities, no matter what levels of care or housing types they provide.

Choose an independent living apartment at a Leisure Living community and you'll have access to amenities that make an active, comfortable and convenient retirement lifestyle a reality. One and two bedroom independent living apartments are furnished with fully-equipped kitchens, window treatments, balconies and patios, washer/dryer, an emergency call and intercom entry system, and heating/air conditioning with individual controls. Basic cable service is part of the package, along with apartment maintenance, bi-weekly housekeeping, and water, sewer and trash removal. Should you need extra space, garages are available to rent and each apartment has access to amply-sized storage units. Participation in planned activities and lunch in the dining room are added perks of daily life at Leisure Living; pets are welcome too.

In assisted living, residents can choose from a studio apartment that runs between 250 and 350 square feet, a one-bedroom apartment (approximately 516 square feet), or a one-bedroom deluxe apartment (576 square feet) should they desire more space. All apartments have private bathrooms. This housing level at Leisure Living includes the following perks: assistance (as needed) with daily personal care tasks like dressing, shaving, or bathing, medication administration, housekeeping services, three nutritious meals a day and snacks at no extra charge, 24-hour access to professionally trained staff, personal linen/laundry services, and the continual monitoring of care needs. Residents in assisted living can also participate in a number of activities, outings and events planned by the Leisure Living community staff.

At Leisure Living, residents with dementia, Alzheimer's, or another type of memory impairment (such as Huntington's disease) can receive specialized care in a housing setting tailored to their unique needs. In the Alzheimer's care communities at Leisure Living, deluxe studio suites with private bathrooms are the standard, and rooms are laid out in a "households" type of environment, ensuring the feeling of home. Staff is available around the clock and has been trained to provide for the needs of residents in this level of care. Activities are also designed to best serve the abilities of individuals with memory loss; at meal times, staff assistance is available for those who may need it, as are special diets. Housekeeping and laundry facilities, secured outdoor courtyards and patios, interior walking areas, and a secured building are also part of life in Leisure Living Alzheimer's care.

Veterans Benefits Available at Leisure Living

Veterans who wish to reside in a Leisure Living community may be able to take advantage of resource available via the Aid and Attendance benefits program. Eligible veterans and surviving spouses who apply can receive funding towards assisted living or skilled nursing care. Learn more about benefits, eligibility guidelines, and how to apply the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Leisure Living Management, Development, and Consulting Services

Leisure Living is listed on West Michigan's 101 best and brightest companies to work for and is an equal opportunity employer. Whether serving as an administrator, director of nursing, activities coordinator, maintenance or dietary staff, or as a resident care director, manager, caregiver, or care specialist at a Leisure Living senior community, all positions afford employees an opportunity to contribute to the company's overarching mission: advancing quality of life for seniors.

As a corporation, Leisure Living is comprised of three major divisions: management services, development services, and consulting services. According to Leisure Living's website, their management services encompass more than just professional guidance regarding daily operations. Accounting, personnel, transportation, initial development planning, recreation, facility maintenance, healthcare, housekeeping, food service, and office management are among the areas of expertise offered -- areas essential to operating a quality facility.

When it comes to development services, Leisure Living is proud to raise the bar for "custom crafting assisted living" and "community development initiatives," says the site. To that end, the company works strategically with local developers to design and construct senior communities to meet their target consumer markets, and in turn, to create new jobs for Michigan citizens.

Finally, Leisure Living's consulting services are available to interested clients (on a fee-for- service basis) who may need direction and professional insights on issues like how to perform appropriate due diligence, how to create a solid marketing action plan, or how to conduct and execute operational, market or competitive analysis processes.

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