Next steps at Splendido
Dave Perry/The Explorer Fred Randolph, administrator of Sonora at Splendido, examined a bathtub with a sliding sidewall at the new health care facility, opening in phases on Splendido’s Rancho Vistoso campus. Assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities are opening as licensure is finalized.

Sonora Health Center, the next extension of the $100 million Splendido continuing care retirement community in Rancho Vistoso, is opening three new facilities as licensure is secured.

Sonora’s Sabino Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation section opened in February. It has 36 private rooms, nine of which are occupied. There is 24-hour nursing care available, along with occupational and physical therapy rooms, off-the-menu dining and much more.

Skilled nursing care is intended for people who need rehabilitative speech, occupational or physical therapies after strokes, heart attacks, or debilitating falls, explained Fred Randolph, Sonora administrator.

Next to open is Coronado Assisted Living, where 12 residents can get “help with the activities of daily life. We are very close to licensure,” Randolph said.

Assisted living is “a supportive adjunct to your lifestyle,” for people who need assistance because of aging, illness or physical impairment due to stroke or other event. Staff can assist with medication reminders, bathing, eating or activities.

“We want to give you just the help that you need,” Randolph said, “and we do it in just splendid fashion.”

Licensure is also coming for Sonora’s 12-suite Madera Memory Support facility, intended to assist people with the various forms of dementia (see related story, p. 21).

Mather Lifeways is paired with The Plaza Companies in development of Splendido, which opened in October 2006 with independent living homes and apartments, a

 spa, fitness center, swimming pools, activities centers, four restaurants and more. The 27-acre complex “is envisioned as an entire campus,” Randolph said. “Sonora was planned from the very beginning.

“It’s all about the continuum of life,” Randolph continued. “People come into our houses or living suites at a relatively young age with several confidences. As things happen, they can enter different venues without leaving the grounds. Care is provided to you in a similar way to the lifestyle you were living in.”

As people age, “sometimes, there is a necessity for differing levels of care, some recuperative, some rehabilitative in nature,” Randolph said. “Sometimes, those therapies take you back to where you were before hospitalization. Sometimes, they don’t. We accept that people have health issues they’re dealing with.”

At Mather Lifeways, the philosophy is “there’s a person behind the illness, a whole life, memories, a vision for the future,” he continued. “We say ‘let’s look at the whole person.’ It’s a culture, from the CEO to housekeepers.”

In the region, “there are no comparable facilities” to Splendido, Randolph said. “It’s one of a kind.”

“There’s nothing like this in the Northwest,” agreed Sam Brace of the Caliber Group, which does public relations work for Splendido. “It’s a much more high-end, resort style.”

 adjunct to your lifestyle,” for people who need assistance because of aging, illness or physical impairment due to stroke or other event. Staff can assist with medication reminders, bathing, eating or activities.

“We want to give you just the help that you need,” Randolph said, “and we do it in just splendid fashion.”

Licensure is also coming for Sonora’s 12-suite Madera Memory Support facility, intended to assist people with the various forms of dementia (see related story).

Mather Lifeways is paired with The Plaza Companies in development of Splendido, which opened in October 2006 with independent living homes and apartments, a spa, fitness center, swimming pools, activities centers, four restaurants and more. The 27-acre complex “is envisioned as an entire campus,” Randolph said. “Sonora was planned from the very beginning.

“It’s all about the continuum of life,” Randolph continued. “People come into our houses or living suites at a relatively young age with several confidences. As things happen, they can enter different venues without leaving the grounds. Care is provided to you in a similar way to the lifestyle you were living in.”

As people age, “sometimes, there is a necessity for differing levels of care, some recuperative, some rehabilitative in nature,” Randolph said. “Sometimes, those therapies take you back to where you were before hospitalization. Sometimes, they don’t. We accept that people have health issues they’re dealing with.”

At Mather Lifeways, the philosophy is “there’s a person behind the illness, a whole life, memories, a vision for the future,” he continued. “We say ‘let’s look at the whole person.’ It’s a culture, from the CEO to housekeepers.”

In the region, “there are no comparable facilities” to Splendido, Randolph said. “It’s one of a kind.”

“There’s nothing like this in the Northwest,” agreed Sam Brace of the Caliber Group, which does public relations work for Splendido. “It’s a much more high-end, resort style.”

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