|Volume 15, Issue 11||
The Ackerly aims to please discerning seniors
|Resident Lee and his dog Pepper|
Not all Leisure Care facilities provide what’s called “a continuum of care services.” But the Ackerly does. That means housing and services are based on residents’ needs – from those who want maximum independence (but maid service and restaurant-style meals) to staff care in assisted living, and memory care. Prices range from $2,895 to $5,995 for a studio, 1-bedroom is $3,295 to $3,995; 2-bedroom $4,595 to $4,995.
Staff is available 24-hours a day at the front desk and in the licensed (assisted and memory care) areas. A physical therapist and occupational therapist and hair salon for men and women are also onsite. A dentist, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, and fitness instructor make regular visits.
Betsy and Dickson Pratt, who moved in in June, praised the all-inclusive meal plan that’s part of their rent. The Pratts and their children looked at a few other area senior facilities before choosing the Ackerly, which they liked for its newness and “instant rooms.” Because the facility has been open only since Sept. 1, 2016, there was no waiting period to move in.
Betsy, 93, is on the hospitality committee that welcomes new residents, belongs to crochet and genealogy clubs, and takes part in morning stretching and balance classes. “I love the maid service,” she says, adding the only downside is the lack of swimming pool.
Residents who want to swim or take water exercise classes can take a twice-weekly bus trip to Harman Swim Center in Beaverton. “And we’ll increase that frequency if residents want it,” says Katie Smith, Ackerly sales manager.
From its full activity schedule (scrabble, movies, clubs, exercise classes, to name a few) to its feline and canine residents that were more than tolerated by all, the Ackerly and its staff seem intent on catering to residents’ wishes. “We love it here,” says Marlene Grant. “They leave you alone when you want, but you can get as involved as you want too.”
Tours are available seven days a week. For more information, visit leisurecare.com/our-communities/ackerly-timberland.
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