Message from our President

 

The year 2015 has been a year of milestones for Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living. We are part of a transformation of aging as more healthcare leaders, seniors and families understand the need for active aging and the benefits of a community environment offered like Morning Pointe Senior Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care.

Boomers who are 65 years old have an average life expectancy of about 14 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For a senior couple where both partners are 65 years of age today, there is a 50 percent chance of one partner reaching age 92, according to Merrill Lynch.

We help residents make the most out of life by providing opportunities every day that promote overall wellness. We encourage an active lifestyle to better physical and cognitive health while creating ways to grow social connections with other individuals and the community at large.

One of Morning Pointe Senior Living’s key objectives in 2015 was to create partnerships with local therapy providers and home health agencies in all 26 of its locations across the Southeast to proactively address the therapy needs of its residents. Together they now provide on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services through both an outpatient therapy clinic and home health visits inside the Morning Pointe community. This gives residents easy access to additional services that proactively maximize their independence, decreasing the likelihood of the need for more intense skilled nursing care.

By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million – a 40 percent increase from the 5.1 million affected in 2015 according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This past year Morning Pointe designated a key corporate position, the Alzheimer’s Specialist, aimed at overseeing the training and programming at all of the Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence and The Lantern Memory Care communities across the five states we serve. Carla Guthrie, trained in the Best FriendsApproach and Teepa Snow Positive Approach, is leading the way to ensure all Lantern associates fully understand how to join the journey of our residents creating a better quality of life. This detailed training program promotes embracing the remaining strengths of our residents while promoting independence.

Morning Pointe is leading the way in changing the face of Alzheimer’s care. It’s not just about being warm, housed and fed, but quality care and Meaningful Days.

As the leading-edge Boomers are about to turn 80, Morning Pointe Senior Living continues to expands its services to meet the need. In 2015, Morning Pointe opened the doors to its first Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with 63 specially designed memory care apartments. The community is the first in the Morning Pointe family to offer different levels of programming for the different levels of Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. The Lamplightprogram offers an intimate and secure environment that has a superior resident-to-caregiver ratio and promotes excellent care and assistance for active residents with needs related to cognitive conditions. The Lantern program features an expansive and compassionate environment that is designed to address the needs of residents with advanced cognitive challenges, keeping security, safety and improved quality of life in mind.

In 2015, Morning Pointe made an additional $20 million investment in Tennessee and Kentucky. In October, we celebrated the grand opening of Morning Pointe of Louisville, Kentucky with the completion of Phase I of the senior campus. An Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence community with 42 memory care apartments is planned for 2017. A successful groundbreaking celebration, also in October of 2015, helped kick-off our expansion efforts in Danville, Kentucky. Phase I of the senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care campus is expected to open in the fall of 2017. More growth and development is in the works for Russell, Kentucky, with plans for an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence next door to our current senior living community, Morning Pointe of Russell.

It’s hard to believe we are about to embark on our 19th year of serving seniors. As CEO and president of IHP and Morning Pointe Senor Living, I am honored to see every day the difference we continue to make for the growing aging population. We truly offer seniors a better way to age and we provide the quality care they need for a better quality of life. Thank you for your interest and your support.

Sincerely,

Greg A. Vital, President and CEO

Message from our President

 

The year 2015 has been a year of milestones for Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living. We are part of a transformation of aging as more healthcare leaders, seniors and families understand the need for active aging and the benefits of a community environment offered like Morning Pointe Senior Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care.

Boomers who are 65 years old have an average life expectancy of about 14 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For a senior couple where both partners are 65 years of age today, there is a 50 percent chance of one partner reaching age 92, according to Merrill Lynch.

We help residents make the most out of life by providing opportunities every day that promote overall wellness. We encourage an active lifestyle to better physical and cognitive health while creating ways to grow social connections with other individuals and the community at large.

One of Morning Pointe Senior Living’s key objectives in 2015 was to create partnerships with local therapy providers and home health agencies in all 26 of its locations across the Southeast to proactively address the therapy needs of its residents. Together they now provide on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services through both an outpatient therapy clinic and home health visits inside the Morning Pointe community. This gives residents easy access to additional services that proactively maximize their independence, decreasing the likelihood of the need for more intense skilled nursing care.

By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million – a 40 percent increase from the 5.1 million affected in 2015 according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This past year Morning Pointe designated a key corporate position, the Alzheimer’s Specialist, aimed at overseeing the training and programming at all of the Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence and The Lantern Memory Care communities across the five states we serve. Carla Guthrie, trained in the Best FriendsApproach and Teepa Snow Positive Approach, is leading the way to ensure all Lantern associates fully understand how to join the journey of our residents creating a better quality of life. This detailed training program promotes embracing the remaining strengths of our residents while promoting independence.

Morning Pointe is leading the way in changing the face of Alzheimer’s care. It’s not just about being warm, housed and fed, but quality care and Meaningful Days.

As the leading-edge Boomers are about to turn 80, Morning Pointe Senior Living continues to expands its services to meet the need. In 2015, Morning Pointe opened the doors to its first Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with 63 specially designed memory care apartments. The community is the first in the Morning Pointe family to offer different levels of programming for the different levels of Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. The Lamplightprogram offers an intimate and secure environment that has a superior resident-to-caregiver ratio and promotes excellent care and assistance for active residents with needs related to cognitive conditions. The Lantern program features an expansive and compassionate environment that is designed to address the needs of residents with advanced cognitive challenges, keeping security, safety and improved quality of life in mind.

In 2015, Morning Pointe made an additional $20 million investment in Tennessee and Kentucky. In October, we celebrated the grand opening of Morning Pointe of Louisville, Kentucky with the completion of Phase I of the senior campus. An Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence community with 42 memory care apartments is planned for 2017. A successful groundbreaking celebration, also in October of 2015, helped kick-off our expansion efforts in Danville, Kentucky. Phase I of the senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care campus is expected to open in the fall of 2017. More growth and development is in the works for Russell, Kentucky, with plans for an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence next door to our current senior living community, Morning Pointe of Russell.

It’s hard to believe we are about to embark on our 19th year of serving seniors. As CEO and president of IHP and Morning Pointe Senor Living, I am honored to see every day the difference we continue to make for the growing aging population. We truly offer seniors a better way to age and we provide the quality care they need for a better quality of life. Thank you for your interest and your support.

Sincerely,

Greg A. Vital, President and CEO