Senior Living Community enters the final phase

June 21, 2012 by  

A community living project launched to provide care for seniors throughout each stage of the aging process has recently reached the third and final stage. Amegy Bank of Texas and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas have awarded an Affordable Housing Program grant of $500,000 to make it possible to start work on 130 assisted living units for seniors on a low income. The Lake West housing development for seniors will provide affordable and safe housing, in addition to health care.

StoneGate Senior Living is a care management and senior-living company based in Texas. The company partnered with the Dallas Housing Authority to launch the initiative. The first two phases of Lake West are already complete, consisting of the Village, which offers independent living for people aged 55 years or over, and Lakewest Rehabilitation and Skilled Care. The Village was opened in 2009 and was fully occupied by the end of its first year. The housing development may have been publicized with the help of brochure printers in Dallas, to help provide awareness of the homes and their purpose.

In 2011, Lakewest Rehabilitation and Skilled Care opened to provide a wide range of health care services, caring for up to 118 patients. The Assisted Living apartments to be built this year will provide a range of services to seniors who require support on a daily basis, helping people to maintain independence. This affordable care and senior housing model will hopefully be replicated in other areas.