Senior Living

La Loma Care Center expansion, enhancements planned

Sun Health Foundation is excited to announce a $3 million capital campaign designed to provide vital enhancements and expansions on the 353-acre campus of La Loma Village and La Loma Care Center. This is the second major campus expansion since it opened seven years ago as a free-standing nonprofit continuous care retirement community. The first was a $10 million build out of 39 independent living units in 2008.

Enhancement and expansion plans for the new project include:

  • Upgrades and expansion of a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gymnasium within the Care Center with outpatient rehabilitation services open to the entire community
  • Creation of an Occupational Therapy Suite,
  • Addition of a Community Café/community education center,
  • Creation of 10 new one-bedroom assisted living apartments,
  • Two new casitas, both featuring two bedrooms/2 bath as well as a two-car garage.

Project highlights include:

Rehabilitation Center: The 6,400-square-foot rehabilitation gymnasium represents a massive expansion over La Loma Care Center’s current capabilities. Equipped to serve both La Loma Village residents as well as the general public, the Center will provide inpatient and outpatient therapy needs as well as cardiac rehabilitation.

Areas being upgraded or added include:

  • A holistic healing garden
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Home health training
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and monitoring

Occupational Therapy Suite: A simulated home environment where patients can adjust to independent living, the Suite allows health care professionals and family members to foresee patients’ needs and alleviate potential problem areas. Before returning home, patients will be closely monitored by their medical partner, ensuring they can achieve independent living in the Suite.

Community Café: The Community Café, a specialty coffee bar and community education center, will significantly impact La Loma residents and the surrounding community by providing rehabilitation patients, caregivers, residents and community members a place to rest, recuperate and enrich their lives.

Assisted Living Apartments: Assisted living addresses the needs of adults for whom independent living is no longer manageable, but who are not yet in need of 24-hour nursing care. By dedicating these new apartments aimed at addressing assisted living patients’ needs, La Loma hopes to increase the health and speed the recovery of its residents and community members.

Two new Casitas: Two new two bedroom/two bath Casitas are being added, both at approximately 1,500-square-feet. Both Casitas feature a “home like” feel, providing an easier transition from home for some residents.

To learn more, contact Katie Mabardy, Sun Health Foundation gift officer, at (623) 832-5734 or via e-mail at Katherine.lane@sunhealth.org.