February 25, 2020
LAKEWOOD, CO–The Ridge Pinehurst senior living community announces it will utilize unique technology to enhance residents’ lives. The community, which is slated to open in spring 2020, will incorporate the LifeLoop communication app and SafelyYou® fall detection technology to help residents, families and staff more effectively engage with each other.
The community is located at 7205 West Quincy Avenue in Lakewood, near the intersection of West Quincy Avenue and South Pierce Way. Once complete, The Ridge Pinehurst will offer independent living, assisted living and memory support on one campus, all complemented by wide-ranging amenities and services. The community aims to meet the needs of the growing senior population in Lakewood and the surrounding western suburbs. According to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 16% of the Jefferson County population is already age 65 and older, and that number will continue to climb as the baby boomers age.
“We’re seeing more and more baby boomers interested in using technology to enhance their lives,” said Mandy Hampton, chief operating officer of The Ridge Senior Living. “These two applications aim to improve communication and engagement among residents, families and staff members at the community.”
The LifeLoop app is an easy-to-use platform that will allow residents the ability to communicate among care partners, residents and families with seamless real-time texts and photos. SafelyYou technology is a fully automated, opt-in video service powered by artificial intelligence. When SafelyYou detects that a memory support resident has fallen, it instantly alerts a member of the care team.
Along with the new technologies, residents will enjoy an active, independent lifestyle complete with resort-style services and a wide range of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi®, resistance pool, art studio and theater room, hair salon, and multiple dining venues.
When all phases are complete, The Ridge Pinehurst will consist of 222 independent living apartment homes, 96 assisted living apartments and 49 memory care apartment homes. The community will offer residents spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Marston Lake and downtown Denver.
The Ridge Pinehurst is expected to bring 176 jobs to the area. Most recently, the community announced the hiring of Elizabeth Girling as assisted living director. In her new position, Girling will be responsible for the planning, coordination, supervision and management of all assigned residences within the campus. She will also identify and interpret resident needs and manage the services to achieve the community’s goals and standards.
Girling has nine years of senior living experience. Most recently she worked at Denver-area Christian Living Community. “Dementia care and ongoing education for residents, staff and family are passions of mine,” said Girling. “It is important that we ensure residents have a true purpose each day.”