Two Roswell senior living facilities expand Alzheimer’s program

Two Roswell senior living communities are investing a total of $9.5 million to expand their capacity to serve people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Residents at Brookdale Roswell, 1000 Applewood Drive, and Brookdale Historic Roswell, 75 Magnolia St. will both be served by the Clare Bridge program.

The two expansions will create more than 30 new jobs including care, activities, culinary and programming positions.

An estimated 5.3 million U.S. residents had Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, according to the Georgia Association of the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2025, 190,000 Georgians will have Alzheimer’s, compared with 130,000 currently, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Brookdale Roswell is investing $8 million in a single-story building that offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care and accommodations for 36 people with dementia in 34 apartments. The project is scheduled to be finished by spring of 2016. Brookdale Roswell, whose campus spans 32 acres, already offers independent living villas as well as independent and assisted living apartments.

Brookdale Historic Roswell invested $1.5 million in dedicating an entire floor to the Alzheimer’s and dementia care program, expanding the number of dementia-care apartments from the current number of 19 to 34. The dining room was expanded, and a state-of-the-art spa and more activity, programming and common areas were added.

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