O’Reilly Development Company Announces Grand Opening of The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin

June 27, 2019

JOPLIN, MO–The Wildwood Senior Living, a new senior residential community in Joplin for independent living, assisted living and memory care, recently celebrated its grand opening. Located on 19 acres at 3002 South John Duffy Drive, the 130,500-sq.-ft. community was developed by O’Reilly Development Company, LLC and is being professionally managed by Arrow Senior Living.

Nestled among the scenic rolling hills of Jasper County in the community of Wildwood Ranch, The Wildwood Senior Living is a moderately priced and pet-friendly community for adults 55 years of age and older, offering first-class services, a wide range of quality amenities and engaging events and entertainment to promote social, physical and mental well-being. The Wildwood is an integral part of Wildwood Ranch, a 2,064-acre multi-phase, master-plan community that features a diverse offering of commercial and industrial businesses, multi-family and single-family homes, and neighborhood activity centers.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Wildwood Ranch community. The Wildwood Senior Living is ideally suited for Joplin’s ongoing growth with a variety of living options, amenities, conveniences and technology designed to meet the needs of today’s seniors and tomorrow’s baby boomers,” said Denise Heintz, development partner and director of operations and development for O’Reilly Development Company.

With 143 apartments, The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin offers residents a wide selection of spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. All apartments include “smart design” age-friendly features such as walk-in showers with grab bars, wide doorways and well-lit kitchenettes with easy-pull cabinet handles.

“The Wildwood is not just a great place for seniors to live and age in place, it is designed to offer high-paying jobs to local employees. We currently have 50 employees, and we’re still hiring,” added Heintz.

Innovative advanced technology throughout the community also helps provide a safer, more secure and healthier environment for residents. Features of the technology include predictive analytics for vital signs, as well as detecting subtle changes in mobility so proactive intervention can be offered to help prevent a fall or another crisis from occurring.

Statistically, 58 percent of 911 calls from seniors nationwide are because of a fall or possible heart attack.  With the predictive capabilities, proactive technology can help prevent a crisis like this from occurring. Additionally, the technology automatically detects and sends an alert when a resident falls in his or her apartment, enabling staff to respond faster and eliminating the need for residents to remember to push a special pendant or try to move to call for help, which could cause more harm.

Amenities are designed to encourage residents to enjoy an independent lifestyle. All-day restaurant dining is available from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily with open seating, serving freshly prepared home-style meals selected by residents from a full menu and made-to-order by a highly skilled culinary team.

On-site amenities also include a full-service beauty salon, fitness center, movie theater, indoor pool, and transportation for social outings and doctor appointments.  A full schedule of well-planned programs includes opportunities to enjoy a wide array of social and special events, educational and spiritual programs, live entertainment and more.

“The Wildwood is pleased to be located in Joplin, where we are dedicated to providing each of our residents with the highest level of personal care and attention,” said Dan Shields, Executive Director of The Wildwood Senior Living.  “Our well-trained team of caring professionals provides customized services and treats everyone like family. Personal wellness meetings, communication with residents’ personal physician, and connecting with other health care providers enables us to provide the quality of care that’s needed and expected to maximize every resident’s sense of independence.”

In addition to a full-time, on-site management team that includes an executive director, senior living director, resident services director, culinary director and plant operations director, The Wildwood is staffed round-the-clock by nursing professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality personal service to ensure residents feel comfortable, secure and properly assisted.

Arrow Senior Living is a Missouri-based firm whose creative thinking and innovation in senior living combined with inspirational core values ensures the highest quality of senior living and residential management. Arrow Senior Living is nationally ranked as the 82nd largest senior housing operator in the United States and the third largest in Missouri in 2018. In addition to The Wildwood, Arrow Senior Living manages independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities across Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Florida.

O’Reilly Development Company is a real estate investment and development firm specializing in historic preservation, senior housing, affordable housing, multifamily, and student housing communities. Founded in January 2013, partners Patrick E. O’Reilly and Denise K. Heintz bring over 30 years of combined experience in the housing development industry including real estate investment, full development management and commercial construction. The O’Reilly team of experts branch into all areas of development, construction, management and ownership with properties built in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

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