Pemberly Place: Enhancing the Lives of Those They Serve
Opening its doors in May of 2018, Pemberly Place is a new seniors housing facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska, that is designed to serve private pay residents needing independent living (IL), assisted living (AL), and memory care (MC) services. With a focus on promoting dignity and treating each resident as a unique individual, Pemberly Place is sure to be a welcome addition to the Lincoln community.
The story of Pemberly Place began in early 2017 when U.S. Property, a national developer of a variety of mixed-use commercial properties, identified a parcel of land in southeast Lincoln that it considered a prime location for the construction of a new seniors housing and care facility. U.S. Property then partnered with Lancaster Pollard to explore financing options for the construction project. Ultimately, U.S. Property and Lancaster Pollard worked together to obtain construction financing for the project from American National Bank, a regional bank in Omaha, Nebraska. The construction loan of $17.4 million was used in conjunction with U.S. Property’s contributed equity to build the project.
“The bank construction loan featured a five-year term, which is important because it provides time for the lease-up of the facility and time to obtain a beneficial permanent financing structure,” said Bill Wilson, senior vice president at Lancaster Pollard, who assisted U.S. Property with the transaction. “The successful financing allowed for the construction to begin expediently and positions the facility well for the foreseeable future.”
Mission, Vision, Values
When the doors of Pemberly Place open to residents this spring, staff will undoubtedly be busy making sure the facility’s mission, vision and values quickly become a part of the daily fabric. From day one, staff will aim to promote dignity for each resident by appreciating them as unique individuals with a rich background, by supporting their abilities, and by compensating for their disabilities so they always feels useful and successful.
“At Pemberly, we approach our care and service options with three main goals: accessibility, choice, and peace of mind,” said Summer Sargent, executive senior living advisor at Pemberly. “We hope to provide our residents and families with access to the services, amenities and education they desire, tailored to each individual. We also ensure that residents and families always have a choice in their care options. Finally, we hope to offer peace of mind to those we care for by continually training staff to provide a family-type experience through high quality care.”
Pemberly Place will offer 120 individual units, each featuring a 24-hour emergency call system with central monitoring, cable/satellite TV, individually controlled heat and air, a kitchen, and spacious closets. Common areas will include a theater, chapel, business and gaming center, craft center, fitness center, game room, library, computer center, assorted floor lounges, congregate and private dining rooms, Jacuzzi tub, bistro, ice cream parlor, and other community spaces. In addition, commercial spaces located in the building will include a rehabilitation group, beauty salon and spa, medical clinic, and covered parking. Such an ample assortment of lifestyle options and activities will surely keep residents busy and engaged throughout the year.
Pemberly Place will also provide a full range of health services, ranging from dressing and bathing to medication management. Ancillary services, such as transportation, therapy, medical care, banking, and travel will also be offered.
Residents who choose the IL option at Pemberly will be able to enjoy an array of services and amenities while living a carefree lifestyle. Without the burdens of maintaining a home, residents can more thoroughly enjoy things like outings at the area’s best cultural attractions, fine dining, and exercise programs. As such, residents can live life exactly as they wish, while the attentive staff at Pemberly takes care of the rest.
Pemberly offers studio, one- and two-bedroom IL options. Amenities offered include an on-site medical clinic, scheduled transportation, washer and dryer, and full-service, restaurant-style dining. Pemberly will feature 40 IL units.
Residents looking for a personalized balance of assistance and independence will be happy with the AL services offered at Pemberly. Residents have the option of several different service plans to ensure they will receive the specific care necessary. In addition, residents will enjoy the privacy of their own apartment and the support of Pemberly’s caring staff for anything they may need—including personal care and transportation, medication and continence management, or even just a friend to check in and chat with.
Pemberly will offer 60 AL units, each featuring a unique home setting. Residents can enjoy a family lifestyle with group association, but also the utmost in privacy, independence and dignity. Most importantly, the exceptional staff at Pemberly Place is trained to not only meet but exceed Nebraska’s high standards for AL care.
Amenities offered in the AL units include individualized levels of personal care based on needs, access to a 24-hour team with registered nurse oversight, a whirlpool spa bath, and a full calendar of planned activities.
In its 20 units of MC, Pemberly will offer a program centered on the specialized needs of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases. It is designed to meet the unique needs of both the resident and the family. Residents living in the MC programs will be able to enjoy freedom, mobility, choice, and independence. Staff at Pemberly understand that memory loss happens in various stages, and their programming is designed to meet all levels of the process. Whether someone has just started noticing a change in their loved one’s memory, or if they are looking for dedicated Alzheimer’s care, Pemberly’s communities will have environments designed to accommodate people with all levels of memory loss.
Amenities offered include group and individualized activities designed to maintain and enhance each resident’s skills, interests, and abilities; an escort to and from activities as needed; and the administration and management of medications.
As evident by the thoughtful attention to detail and the strong emphasis on the resident’s needs and individuality, it is clear that Pemberly Place is being set up for success. Pemberly’s goal is to constantly be enhancing the lives of those they serve. As the facility’s units start filling up this spring, clearly the “enhancing” will not be far behind.
“We look forward to providing quality care options and amenities to the community of Lincoln,” added Sargent. “Pemberly would like to acknowledge all of those who have put in countless hours planning, executing and implementing the necessary steps to complete this amazing project. We are excited to host our grand opening event on the first of May.”
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