First Phase of New Blue Sage Pointe Continuing Care Neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek to Open in November 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- The first phase of Blue Sage Pointe, the new continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek, will open in November 2013. It features 104 spacious suites/apartments, including assisted living, memory care, and post-acute rehabilitation services. Spacious common areas, in-room dining options, screened-in porches and gardens are among the amenities that contribute to a person-centered approach to health and wellness.

The new neighborhood incorporates the integrated health care model developed by Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Tallgrass Creek. Full-time physicians, electronic medical records and training for all employees serving residents in the continuing care neighborhood have resulted in geriatric health care metrics that exceed national averages across the Erickson enterprise. The project is also a major job creator in Overland Park as 120 employees will be hired to serve residents and guests. The positions range from health care professionals (registered nurses and certified nurse's aides) to concierge, programming, maintenance and food service employees.

Assisted Living will open this fall at Tallgrass Creek. With assisted living at Tallgrass Creek, residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with extra support. Residents will benefit from a private apartment with abundant natural light, a private full bath, special interest clubs and activities that take place on campus, plus trips around town.

Most importantly, residents can continue to pursue their passions and do just as much, or as little, as they like each day. And they can use their individual skills and abilities while receiving helpful assistance, experiencing both independence and support.

Memory Care will open in Spring 2014. Our secure memory care residence building has been designed specifically to serve the needs of individuals with dementia or other memory loss. Each memory care apartment is spacious, private and includes a full bath.

With more than 30 years of experience in providing quality care in senior living, the Erickson Living® team employs extensive, specialized training for memory care staff with a person-centered, holistic approach to care and programming. Our dedicated staff work exclusively with memory care residents, utilizing a culture of engagement philosophy that celebrates individual experiences and achievements. Daily activities may be self-directed, guided or structured as relevant for each resident. Extensive family involvement is encouraged to provide additional emotional comfort and support.

Post-acute Rehabilitation will open in Spring 2014. Tallgrass Creek offers post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care in a beautiful and spacious inpatient environment, including private suites with full baths. When you or your family member requires therapy after hospitalization for an illness, injury or surgery, our full-time therapists can provide personalized physical, occupational and speech therapy. Guests are guided through the rehabilitation process with individualized goals for recovery. During a rehabilitation stay, guests can enjoy delicious chef-prepared menu choices in varied dining venues including in-room service or waited service in our bistro.