Louisville, KY (November 04 2010) Seniors in Evansville and the surrounding areas have new health care alternatives to choose from with today’s opening of West River Health Campus and The Legacy at West River. Area residents are invited to an Open House at West River Health Campus on Sunday, November 7th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. West River is located at 714 E. Eickhoff Road in Evansville.

West River offers a full continuum of senior living and related health care services including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and assisted living, all offered in a homelike setting that features an abundance of private rooms, chef-prepared meals, and services specially tailored to meet residents’ individual preferences. Also located on the West River Campus is The Legacy, a neighborhood designed specifically to care for up to 30 people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

West River will be operated by Trilogy Health Services. The company has served the community for the last several years through their current Evansville location, River Pointe Health Campus. According to Randall Bufford, President and CEO of Trilogy, “Our ‘Town Square’ residential living concept and person-centered service model is designed to foster independence and create as much of a homelike setting as possible. We look forward to meeting the needs of the citizens of western Vanderburgh County and the surrounding communities in our new Evansville location.”

“We like to say you can feel the difference the minute you walk in the door of one of our campuses, and you see it everywhere you look,” Bufford added. “From staff engagement and customer service, resident personal preferences, to the local flavors on our menus, and even the names given to our different residential hallways – everything at a Trilogy campus is focused on our customers’ preferences and helping them have strong social connections, engagement and purpose, while providing options for clinical care. Now our residents in Evansville will have the benefit of enjoying all of this in our new health campus.”

West River Health Campus features private suites and numerous living rooms where residents can relax and visit with guests. The Legacy at West River is designed to provide maximum independence and personalized care in a secured environment and a homelike setting. Features of The Legacy include “life stations” that encourage residents to engage in familiar tasks, and décor that encourages memories of days gone by, in addition to a secured courtyard, family-style dining, and private bedrooms with private baths. The specially-designed activity programs, based on protocols embraced by advocacy groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, are responsive to the energy patterns of those living with dementia. Staff working in The Legacy receive additional dementia-specific training that encompasses person-centered approaches to care, communication techniques, behavioral interventions, and working with residents’ families.

Trilogy Health Services also operates River Pointe Health Campus located at 3001 Galaxy Drive in Evansville. Residents in River Pointe’s Legacy Lane memory care neighborhood will be moving to The Legacy at West River once the campus opens, allowing them to experience the benefits and amenities offered at this new facility. “Everything about our campus is tailored to meet our residents’ needs and personal choices,” said Stacy McClellan, Executive Director of West River. “Our campus is organized into neighborhoods allowing our caregivers and residents to establish long-term relationships where they can truly get to know each other. We carry that same resident-centered focus through to our activity planning, our menu selections, and other campus programs.”

“To celebrate our opening, we’re offering special membership in our Founder’s Club,” McClellan continued. “Membership in the Founder’s Club includes discounted pre-opening pricing, value packages and upgrades including first selection of floor plan and suite location, a housewarming party, special recognition at campus events, and your choice of savings on other campus services. To qualify you just need to complete your application and put down your fully refundable deposit. We invite you to stop by our campus to learn more about the Founder’s Club and our other services.”

Trilogy communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from independent and assisted living, to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services in 65 senior living communities in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Illinois. Trilogy’s senior living services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of our residents through compassion and commitment to exceeding customer expectations. To learn more about West River Health Campus, please visit www.westriverhc.com or call (812) 985-9878. To learn more about Trilogy Health Services, visit our web site at www.trilogyhs.com.