Although Skyline currently offers a full array of care services, including memory support, the request for this service has grown beyond the current capacity. Therefore, the ninth floor of the south tower is being converted to add twelve new memory support apartments, bringing the total to 21 studio apartments and seven one-bedroom apartments.
The availability of one-bedroom apartments in the memory support neighborhood is a first for the Seattle market and a distinguishing feature for Skyline.
In addition to the expanded number of memory support apartments, an intense focus on resident programming and staff training is currently taking place. Programming such as Sing-Fit, a trademark program that has shown remarkable results in tapping into past memory, along with art and physical fitness programs are expected to enhance the quality of life and day to day experiences for Skyline memory support residents.
Construction started in late January, which includes new indoor and outdoor common area space, dedicated to the ninth floor residents. The new apartments are expected to be ready for residency by mid-April 2015.
For more information about the expanded space and exciting new memory support program, please contact Natalie Miller, Skyline Health Services Marketing Director at 206-407-1750.