Earlier this month I was able to tour Olney Assisted Living with Rhonda Thomas, their Marketing and Family Relations Director. Rhonda was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and would be a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about Olney Assisted Living.
Olney Assisted Living is an all-memory-care community. Its Executive Director is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. It has 64 beds in total. The Community is divided into four houses, with 16 residents each. Each house has its own dining area and lounge. There is 24-hour nursing care, and programming throughout the day to keep residents active and engaged.
Olney Assisted Living is somewhat unusual in that 60% of its residents are male, and there are quite a few residents there with early onset dementia. They have great, secured outdoor space to make sure the residents are getting the exercise and fresh air that they want and need. There is a walking path, and even an outdoor putting green.
Olney Assisted Living is a fairly new community—it’s only been open for a couple of years. So the building and facilities are in great shape. It’s a leasing community, meaning you don’t have to buy anything to live there. You just pay an initial community fee (currently around $4500) and then pay monthly for your apartment and care. There is also a respite stay program, where you can have a loved one stay there for two weeks to a month.
Many thanks to Rhonda for taking the time to meet with me and show me around the community!