Since its founding in 1949 by a dedicated group of visionaries, thousands of Armenian elderly have called Ararat Home their “home”. Here, they have found compassion and loving care during the time in their lives when they perhaps needed it most. Today, as the need for residential senior care increases, the demand for Ararat Home’s unique services has never been greater in our community; indeed, it has grown beyond our capacity. For this reason, we are delighted to announce the expansion of our Assisted Living Facility!
This fifth phase of expansion on the Mission Hills campus has been a three-decade-long dream that will soon come to fruition. It has been in the Home’s long-term plans since development began on our 10-acre campus. While discussions for the expansion started in 2011, earnest project planning began in early 2014. Now, with construction expected to commence in late summer, we are excited about the opportunity and capability to offer the Ararat Home brand of care to more members of our community.
The expansion will add 20,120 square feet to the existing Assisted Living Facility structure. The three-story new wing will include 44 rooms, which will provide a home for 56 additional residents. Additionally, a new 55-person capacity dining room will be constructed on the first floor.
The Ararat Home Board of Trustees, administration and staff look forward to the opportunities and challenges that will come with the successful realization of this project. The project will continue to require the leadership, foresight and philanthropy of the entire Ararat Home family.
The Assisted Living Facility offers residential care for the elderly in our community who require assistance with “activities of daily living”: bathing/dressing/grooming, housekeeping and laundry, personalized care plans, medication administration, home-cooked meals, transportation for health provider visits, hospice care, etc.
The delivery of care is focused on helping residents age with dignity, and the provision of services is focused on the “wellness” of residents. We believe “wellness” is achieved by individuals who feel content, needed and actively involved in life’s experiences.