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Groundbreaking held for new Dominion Senior Living of Florence, faith-based assisted living

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Construction is officially underway on a new specially designed community for seniors, Dominion Senior Living of Florence.

The community recently broke ground on a $10.3 million community which will provide compassionate care in a faith-based, meaningful environment.

Dominion Senior Living of Florence will have 45 assisted living and 15 memory care apartments across 46,300 square feet. In addition to the groundbreaking ceremony, the grounds were dedicated through prayer by Dominion Senior Living partner Peter Hall, and a Bible with handwritten prayers from company leaders will be placed in the foundation of the building. This thoughtful act shows that the company’s commitment to faith is present in every part of the community’s development. This dedication ceremony is done at all Dominion Senior Living properties as the team members thoughtfully prepare their hearts and minds to create a community which cares for seniors in a way that aligns with their mission of “honoring God through service to seniors.”

Josh Lowe, regional operations for Dominion Senior Living, Brett Cooper, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president, Peter Hall, partner of Dominion Senior Living, Diane Whalen, mayor of Florence, Gary Moore, Boone County Judge, Mark Taylor, president of Dominion Senior Living

The community will include cutting-edge technological integration. By using a sophisticated electronic health record-keeping system and a specially designed nurse call system, team members will receive alerts on their mobile devices if a resident needs assistance, they will be able to track daily activities electronically and access or update a resident’s medical records in real time by going into an app. In addition, the community will have on-site enrichment activities and professionally trained nurses and caregivers. Dominion Senior Living of Florence is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

“This new senior living community will provide compassionate care and create around 50 new jobs in the Florence area,” said Mark Taylor, president of Dominion Senior Living. “This community will be unlike any other in the area, complete with nurses and caregivers available 24 hours a day in a safe, secure environment with trained professionals. The community was designed to carefully consider each person’s physical, mental and spiritual needs and to engage those through daily recreational and social activities that provide purpose. We want families to know their loved ones will be well taken care of at Dominion Senior Living of Florence.”

Representatives from the Dominion Senior Living corporate office included Mark Taylor, president of Dominion Senior Living; Peter Hall, partner of Dominion Senior Living; Sean Chalmers, asset management; Taylor Yoakley, project manager; Jody King, project manager; Josh Lowe, regional operations for Dominion Senior Living; Jill Fiala, regional community relations director; Lindsey Daugherty, executive director of Dominion Senior Living South Carolina communities; and Tina Newman, executive director of Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. Local attendees included Diane Whalen, mayor of Florence; Brett Cooper, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president; Gary Moore, Boone County Judge; and Joshua J. Hunt, Florence business and community development director.

“Our unique approach to senior living is what sets us apart from other communities. Our community in Florence will provide a continuum of care for seniors who need assistance including respite care and memory care,” said Taylor. “We want to build relationships with members of the community, and it was great to have local leaders attend to see the changes that are coming. This is our third community to bring to the state, and we are looking forward to what the future has in store.”

Dominion Senior Living currently has communities open or under construction in Athens, Bristol, Crossville, Johnson City, Hixson and Sevierville, Tenn., Anderson, S.C., as well as communities under construction in Frankfort and Richmond, Ky.

Dominion Senior Living of Florence is a faith-based senior living community comprised of 60 apartments which will offer assisted living and memory care services. In addition, the community offers a continuum of care utilizing professionally trained nurses and caregivers available 24 hours a day. The community was designed to carefully consider each person’s physical, mental and spiritual needs and to engage those through daily recreational and social activities that provide purpose.

For more information about Dominion Senior Living of Florence please visit our website at www.DominionFlorence.com or call 859-594-9970.

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