Brightview is opening a new senior living community in the heart of downtown Rockville. It will open in August 2017. A few weeks ago I met with Wendy Papuchis, the sales director, to learn about the lifestyle and service offerings the community has to offer.
Brightview West End will be walkable to many spots in downtown Rockville,including the library and the metro. It will have four different retail spaces of its own that can be used by residents as well as customers from outside the community. These include a café, a restaurant, and a salon. The community’s goal is to integrate itself into the city of Rockville. They hope to adopt a nearby elementary school and partner with them for various events.
There will be 195 apartments in total in the seven-story builiding. The community will include independent living, assisted living, and dementia care floors. There will be an underground parking garage for residents. Independent living will be on floors 4 – 7, and the seventh floor will be a concierge floor, with 24-hour concierge service and a turn-down service each evening. Assisted Living will be on floors two and three and include Enhanced Care, which is the highest level of care that assisted living communities can contain.
Brightview West End will be a leasing community. There is no large entrance fee. Residents will pay month-to-month, and simply need to give 30-days notice if they’d like to move out. The monthly rent is all-inclusive and includes all activities, transportation, housekeeping and linen service, and a flexible meal plan (for independent living the rent includes 30 meals a month (lunches or dinners) as well as a meal credit at the café for breakfast or lunch. Assisted Living and Dementia Care residents receive a full meal plan in addition to personalized care. A nurse will also be available 24 hours a day.
I look forward to visiting Brightview West End again when construction has been completed!