$21 Million Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, announces the completion of Symphony at the Waterways, a $21 million luxury assisted living and memory care community located on 1.3 acres of land on the Intracoastal Waterway at 3001 East Oakland Park Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The 105,000 square-foot assisted living and memory care community features 84 assisted living apartments and 20 memory care apartments. Symphony at the Waterways features beautiful common areas that offer residents vast outdoor lounge areas, rooftop patios, and a courtyard/pier. Assisted living residents and memory care residents will also benefit from a secure memory care terrace. Amenities also include an elegant dining room, a bistro for cocktail dining, library, fitness center, an 8th-floor sky dining lounge allowing for stunning views of the surrounding water, a salon and spa and a surround-sound theater with raised auditorium seating and a 90" screen. Developed by CCH-GD Fort Lauderdale Realty, this state-of-the-art, eight-story luxurious...

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Construction Begins on Seventh Project with Owner Kaplan Development Group

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, celebrates the start of construction on its seventh project with owner Kaplan Development Group. The $13.3 million All American of Kingston will be a 58,000 square-foot, assisted living and memory care community located in Kingston, New Hampshire. "We are excited to be building this great senior living development that features senior assisted living and memory care. Having built multiple All American communities, we understand how the client's vision embodies a true senior living campus," said Landon Kessler, Project Manager of The Douglas Company. The 58 unit assisted living and memory care community was designed by EGA Architects and boasts spacious studios and two-bedroom companion suites for residents, as well as, a gorgeous state-of-the-art memory care wing specifically dedicated to caring and providing a secure home-like environment for residents with Alzheimer's and memory disorders. Community amenities will include a double-sided fireplace, salon, beauty parlor, bistro, media room, interior...

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The Douglas Company Announces Completion of Stonecrest of Rochester Hills Senior Living Community

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, has completed construction of the new Stonecrest of Rochester Hills Senior Living Community in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Stonecrest of Rochester Hills marks The Douglas Company's second senior living project completion with owner and developer, NorthPoint Development. "Stonecrest of Rochester Hills is a beautiful complement to the area, and we are proud to have been part of this project team," said Preston Knecht, Project Coordinator of The Douglas Company. The upscale 78,342 square foot assisted living and memory care community, is comprised of 87 private apartments; including a single-story, 32-unit memory care building in addition to a two-story assisted living building offering a total of 55 assisted living one and two bedroom suites. This $15 million upscale, elegant community features a variety of amenities for seniors; including an arts and crafts room, beauty salon, movie theater, cyber cafe, and exercise room. The exterior layout consists of an outdoor...

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YourLife / Clarity Pointe Specialized Memory Care Community

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, is excited to announce completion on the construction of Clarity Pointe Specialized Memory Care Community in Tallahassee, Florida. Clarity Pointe Specialized Memory Care Community is a 59,694 sq. foot $11.2 million community, specializing in treating those with Alzheimer's and other memory impairments. The Douglas Company worked with Olson Land Partners and architect, Leo A. Daly, to provide an engaging, tranquil community. The 74 unit, Clarity Pointe-Tallahassee community is constructed in four sections, each with its own theme, ensuring that every neighborhood has an individualized, homelike quality. The interior has a bright, open layout with many elegant finishes. Amenities include activity rooms for arts and crafts, and therapy classes, a salon and spa, theater room, putting green, and an interior courtyard that is beautifully landscaped with butterfly gardens and a rock waterfall. "We are proud to have been part of the project team to bring the vision of this...

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The Douglas Company, General Contractor, Announces the Completion of the Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, has announced it has completed the construction of the Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care community at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care is a 96,000 sq. ft. assisted living and memory care community just outside of Tampa in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This $14.65 million project was completed in November 2017, making it the second project completed for Prevarian Senior Living, and among many with the architect, Architectural Concepts, Inc. The two-story facility offers 100 units, all of which take into consideration the comfort and safety needs of the potential residents. The community has many resort-like amenities with an open and sun-lit style layout in the Wiregrass Ranch area that offers shopping and restaurants nearby in a dynamic neighborhood atmosphere. The three landscaped courtyards promise plenty of time for relaxing in the beautiful Florida sunshine. There are endless opportunities...

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Better, Not Bigger

There is a large need in the senior housing market to develop and build affordable communities. The current economy mandates, due to higher interest rates and high construction costs, the need to design and develop senior facilities that produce better, not bigger, designs. The best senior community operators are looking at downsizing all of their new senior properties to respond to the current market conditions and to increase competition in most markets. As many young Americans are attracted to micro-units, so too will seniors. The key to having an affordable design that will compete in the market is controlling the square footage of the living units, and the common space, while still providing top tier amenities. The Douglas Company is working on developing a prototype design for an assisted living and memory care communities that controls the square footage of the entire building footprint, but still provides a design that feels like...

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The Douglas Company is Proud to Announce the Completion of Construction of Peregrine’ Landing at Onondaga Hill

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, is proud to announce the completion of construction of Peregrine' Landing at Onondaga Hill, a Memory Care Community located in the beautiful residential area in Onondaga Hill of Syracuse, New York. The new $7.5 million memory care community is owned by Peregrine Senior Living / Onondaga Senior Real Estate, LLC and features 64 units offering specialized memory care for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Designed by MWT Architects PC, the single story, 35,760 square foot community features numerous on-site amenities, including a chapel, ice cream and soda shop, full-service commercial kitchen, common space living rooms, restaurant-style dining rooms, salon, therapy rooms, spas, community gathering areas, and enclosed courtyards. "With our experience in senior housing construction, we are proud to be part of the team involved in creating this new senior living community in the Syracuse area. It offers an unsurpassed standard of memory...

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Senior Living for the Middle Market

Lately, as I talk with our senior living clients, many of them seem to be thinking about the same challenge.  Similarly, that same challenge seems to be the topic of seminars at recent industry conferences, as well as the subject of several articles published in many of the trade magazines.  How do we provide senior living solutions to the middle market?

For much of the past thirty-five-plus years, development and growth of the senior living industry have been off the charts.  Everyone understands that as the baby boomers age, we will be hard-pressed to meet the demand, however currently there continues to be concern and discussion that the market is becoming overbuilt.  But upon further study, one will quickly discover that most of the growth and development has been either on the high-end or on the affordable/subsidized end of the market.  Very little new development has been targeted at the middle...

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A New Primrose Memory Care Community in Lancaster, Ohio

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, announces the completion of the new Primrose Memory Care Community in Lancaster, Ohio. The $5 million memory care community, owned by Primrose Retirement Communities, was thoughtfully designed for memory care residents facing the early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. Primrose Memory Care Community, designed by WAI Continuum, includes high-end architectural and design features, bringing a distinguished level of finish and detail to memory care in the Lancaster area. It is designed to address the level of care needed by memory-impaired individuals while creating an atmosphere for them to engage in an active lifestyle. The 24,912 square foot community features 24 private suites and amenities, including a spa and beauty salon, coffee bar, library, dining and living rooms, fireplace, and an interior courtyard with a fountain to create a homelike atmosphere. "This marks the third successful completion with owner and developer, Primrose Retirement Communities. Our partnership is truly about...

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The Douglas Company Begins Construction on Charter Senior Living at Oak Openings

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, announces construction on Charter Senior Living at Oak Openings, a new senior living community in Sylvania, Ohio. The 48,882-square-foot facility, developed by EBS Sylvania, LLC, will deliver a combination of 52 assisted-living and memory-care suites for residents. With the anticipated completion in November 2018, the $8.6 million project was designed by M+A Architects to bring a new, modern standard in senior living to Toledo area residents. The one-story, contemporary community will feature first-class amenities, including full-service kitchen, billiards room, bistro, fitness room, salon, spa room, living rooms, activity areas, as well as, exterior courtyards and patios "We are proud to be part of the project team that will contribute in meeting the needs of the local Toledo area seniors with this new senior living community," stated Zach Kiser, Project Manager with The Douglas Company. The Douglas Company The Douglas Company is an industry-leading general contractor specializing in senior living...

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General Contractor Announces Kickoff of Construction on The Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Wesley Chapel Florida

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, kicked off construction of the Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch. The $14.65 million assisted living and memory care community, owned by developer Prevarian Senior Living will be the first of its kind in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch will be a 93,360 square foot community for seniors who need assistance with daily living activities, and will also provide specialized memory care services for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. The community is expected to accommodate 100 area seniors with private residences; including 67 one and two bedroom configurations for assisted living, and 33 suites for memory care residences. Designed by Architectural Concepts, Inc., residents will enjoy a host of amenities at the Beach House. Amenities will include a restaurant-style dining room, a private dining area for residents and their family, a bar & lounge, activity and sitting rooms, wellness center with an exam room,...

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The Douglas Company, General Contractor, Announces the Completion of All American Assisted Living of Warwick

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, announces the completion of All American of Warwick, a 58,000 square-foot, new assisted living, and memory care community located in Warwick, Rhode Island. This $11.7 million project marks the sixth completed project by The Douglas Company for owner and developer, Kaplan Development Group. The 58 unit, All American Assisted Living of Warwick, was designed by EGA Architects and boasts spacious studios and two-bedroom companion suites for residents, as well as, a gorgeous state-of-the-art memory care wing specifically dedicated to caring and providing a secure home-like environment for residents with Alzheimer's and memory disorders. The new community features amenities including a variety of common areas, a library, media room, arts and crafts room, a salon, bistro, exercise and rehabilitation room, and a spacious dining room. The landscaped grounds feature walking paths, a putting green and bocce court, as well as sitting areas and gardens. "The Douglas Company's project team...

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Construction Begins on a New State-of-the-art Memory Care Community in Tallahassee Florida

The Douglas Company, General Contractor, is excited to announce the construction of a new Clarity Pointe Memory Care Community, located in Tallahassee, Florida. This new community will offer specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and memory loss. This $11.2 million memory care community, owned by Olson Land Partners, will feature several common areas and 74 apartment-style units, all designed by architect, Leo A. Daly to enhance residents' ability to navigate the community independently. Clarity Pointe will be a single story, 59,694 square foot facility, with amenities including a spa and beauty salon, theater and putting green. "We are excited about the opportunity to begin construction on this leading-edge memory care community situated in Northern Florida. This new community for residents who have dementia or Alzheimer's will provide them a place to call home where they will be provided the highest quality of care possible. We look forward...

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