Followup: New details about Áegis Living’s West Seattle plans

February 27, 2014 at 10:57 am | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

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New details just in from Áegis Living about its plan for the former Life Care Center site at 47th/Admiral. We first reported the purchase last November; we also talked that month with Áegis Living CEO Dwayne Clark; and in December, we reported the land deal had closed for $3,650,000. Today, a formal announcement from Áegis, including a projected completion date and specific number of units:

Áegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care communities, is pleased to announce the recent purchase of a property in West Seattle.

The West Seattle location is the latest addition for the company, which has implemented a growth plan to serve the increasing need for senior housing throughout the West Coast. Set to open in 2017, the new community will offer assisted living and memory care for seniors.

The West Seattle community will be the 17th Áegis Living community in the Puget Sound region, which also operates 16 communities in California and Nevada, and has plans for 4 other residences.

The property is located in West Seattle on Admiral Way. The Áegis Living community will feature expansive common areas and a variety of apartment styles, comprised of 76 assisted living and specially designed Life’s Neighborhood™ apartments serving residents living with memory loss.

“The Puget Sound area is in need of more senior living options. When this property became available we realized it could fill a need for additional senior housing in the West Seattle area,” says Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Áegis Living.

The new West Seattle community will include a wide array of amenities including a movie theater, library, and sports den. Áegis residents will be encouraged to enjoy a large variety of services including the demonstration kitchen, game room, wellness center, and outdoor sensory garden for Memory Care. The community will offer a variety of dining options for residents including patio dining, private dining room, and bistro.

The 76-unit number cited here is in line with what Clark told WSB in our interview last November – he said at the time it would be between 72 and 80. City online files still do not include any applications related to the project.

5 Comments

  1. I know the developer very well and this will be a center like nothing anyone has ever seen before, check out the latest facility at 23rd and Madison. Off the charts nothing was left out in comfort and entertainment! West Seattle is lucky to have this!

    Comment by sillygoose — 9:52 am February 28, 2014 #

  2. but how much will it cost to live there?

    Comment by dee — 11:52 am February 28, 2014 #

  3. Sillygoose, I agree that Aegis does a great job with its properties. They’re beautiful, the staff is top-notch, and they have lots of activities. But, indeed, dee, they are not inexpensive. You do pay for the quality. It’s sad, though, that many people can’t afford someplace like Aegis when they can no longer care for themselves in their own homes.

    Comment by Jeanie — 3:05 pm February 28, 2014 #

  4. It is ridiculously expensive. It should be government funded. Trust me, our government can afford it.

    Comment by logicalme — 1:14 pm March 2, 2014 #

  5. I wish that the state would require that they have some medicaid funded apartments in all the assisted living facilities. kris

    Comment by kris — 12:46 am March 5, 2014 #

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