Ocala, FL (October 17, 2014) - On Top of the World Communities, Inc. (“OTOW”) is pleased to announce the selection of Tender Loving Care Management, LLC (“TLC”) to develop and operate an Aging-In-Place campus which will include Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living with Memory Care, and Independent Living facilities, medical and health care offices, and other ancillary, amenities, uses and services (“Campus”). This Campus will utilize a currently vacant 35-acre parcel located on the west side of S.W. 80th Avenue just off of S.R. 200 near On Top of the World in Marion County, Florida.
On Top of the World issued a Request for Proposal on March 31, 2014 (“RFP”) seeking a developer and operator for the Campus, including the 120-bed skilled nursing facility. The RFP process generated numerous inquiries from qualified respondents.
TLC, one of Indiana’s premier senior living providers, is excited to develop and operate this Campus - Bridgewater Park – which will meet the growing healthcare needs of residents of Southwest Marion County. In addition to skilled nursing care, Bridgewater Park will also have the ability to help individuals’ age-in-place with multiple senior living options and ancillary services present on the Campus.
For those residents that require 24-hour skilled nursing care, Bridgewater Park will offer 120 private suites. Each individual will be assigned a team of professional licensed specialists that tailor a customized care and therapy plan specifically for their unique needs. This plan is designed with a goal of achieving maximum results and outcomes. The team will be deeply involved in every aspect of each individual’s health, recovery, and active life-style to assure the highest standard of care and services.
Bridgewater Park will also provide individual assistance with daily activities in a luxurious 100-unit Assisted Living Center where residents will enjoy living a few steps from a health spa, theater, gym, in-door garden, snack shop and town square. As part of the assisted living services offered on the Campus, a separate wing of 20 apartments will be specifically dedicated to residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of age associated memory impairment.
Those seeking short-term rehabilitation will appreciate Florida’s newest state-of-the-art therapy center, which offers private suites while enrolled in the “return to home” program. This center boasts two gyms that will be equipped with the latest technology equipment designed for physical, speech and occupational therapy and features virtual reality workout programs.
A spacious Independent Living Center will be available to seniors who wish to maintain full independence, yet desire to have access to meals and other services such as housekeeping, transportation, as well as social and recreational activities. The Independent Living Center will be located at the north end of the Campus and will be situated in a richly landscaped environment that includes a pond and walking paths.
TLC anticipates the first residents of Bridgewater Park will begin to move into the community in the summer of 2016. Upon completion, this new senior living community will assist in boosting employment within Marion County by creating over 400 new jobs.
About On Top of the World Communities:
Spanning over 12,000 acres amid gently rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms in scenic Ocala, Florida, this 55+ community offers active adults three golf courses, tennis courts, recreation centers, event venues, an education center and more than 200 clubs and organizations. All homes exceed ENERGY STAR™ standards and are built with steel-reinforced concrete block construction. New homes priced from the low $160,000s to the $300,000s, including lot.