New Parent Group of Leading Senior Care Organizations Offers Full Life-Care Community
As the number of seniors living in the Orlando area and Florida overall continue to rise, the need for comprehensive care and living options has become increasingly important. A newly formed parent group called Orlando Senior Health Network – anchored by one of the region’s hallmark senior living facilities, Orlando Lutheran Towers – has become Central Florida’s full life-care community, offering programs and services to meet virtually any need of today’s older population.
From various living options and amenities, to therapy and home care, to medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, Orlando Senior Health Network is a one-stop shop for senior care and living. Located in Downtown Orlando, the new parent group is made up of three divisions:
Orlando Lutheran Towers, which offers varying levels of residential living (independent, assisted and skilled) and has been a part of the community for more than 30 years;
Towers Home Care and Rehabilitation, which provides comprehensive therapies and medical/wellness care; and
“We’re so excited about our growth and that we’ve become the community’s go-to place for the best in senior care,” says Alicia Labrecque, executive director, Orlando Senior Health Network. “We formed this new parent group because of our growth and the diversity of programs and services we now provide that make us unique.” According to Labrecque, those include things like its dementia care wing; rapid rehab care where individuals can stay and live on-site until their rehab is concluded; respite care rooms, which offer short-term stays for a caregiver’s loved one; an on-site pharmacy and specialized doctors’ offices; expert therapy services provided throughout the community; and a contemporary, spacious independent living complex complete with full amenities, restaurant, activities and more.
Care and services for seniors is a major topic of interest, especially as the senior population boom hit this year with the first group of Baby Boomers turning 65. Florida already has the highest percentage of senior population than any other state (about 3.2 million), and research shows residents are aging. Meanwhile, Orlando’s senior population grew 10% in the past three years (to about 278,000). Other important factors and issues include uncertainties with things like Medicare and Social Security and the fact that people are living longer, but will require more long-term care services especially as dementia cases are expected to rise.
“We’re known for our excellence in quality care for the senior community, and we’ve been proactive about incorporating innovative and diverse programs and services that our older population needs today and in the future,” adds Labrecque. “Our team of 500 specialists and our residents and clients are like family. We’re blessed to care for those who have given so much during their lifetime – raising families, working hard, giving back and leaving their own legacies.”
For more information on Orlando Senior Health Network, call 407.422.4103 or visit www.orlandoseniorhealth.org.