Inspired Living at Windermere set for fall opening

The new senior living facility will utilize GPS technology to help track both patients and staff members.
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Jun. 15, 2016

OCOEE What drew Michael Sparks to Inspired Living at Windermere was the concern of the company, Validus Senior Living, to care for residents. 

“We put our faith and beliefs in — you take care of your residents and your staff, and everything else will take care of itself,” Sparks said.

Inspired Living at Windermere, a new senior-living facility coming to Ocoee, is scheduled to hold its grand opening Sept. 13, with residents moving in shortly after. Currently 17 residents are committed to move in. 

The living center, at 1061 Tomyn Blvd., Ocoee, will offer assisted living, independent living and memory care — considered a full spectrum of care in the industry. Inspired Living at Windermere plans to provide specialized training to staff before the facility opens, to ensure residents get the highest quality of care. But one of the aspects that makes it stand out, according to Sarah Easterly, the director of sales, is the technology that will be used in the facility.

Each resident and staff member will receive a bracelet that residents will use to open their doors. The bracelet also operates as an emergency-call system called Skynet for residents to use. 

The GPS system on the bracelet enables staff to track where residents are, to make sure they are safe. The system also tracks staff location. 

“We know at any given moment where every staff person and any of the caregivers are located — so if we have a resident who is in distress or has fallen, we can locate the closest staff member and locate them…to attend to that resident,” said Cindy Crowley, operations development director at Validus Senior Living. 

“It provides a higher level of accountability for staff, but it also gives us a higher level of security for our residents,” Easterly said. 

The community offers a pool, tiki bar, off-leash dog park (the community is pet-friendly), salon and fitness center, bistro, full restaurant, country kitchens area where residents can get together, fitness center, on-site walking trail, on-site rehab, salon that offers manicures, pedicures and hair, themed-activity rooms, weekly housekeeping and laundry services. A fishing pier sits next a man-made pond, which will be stocked with fish. Transportation is available for residents’ appointments and off-site activities. 

Independent and assisted living are blended together in a three-floor building, and memory care has its own separate space and entrance.

Additionally, the facility has an association with the NFL Alumni Association, which will help accommodate former athletes and provide sports-themed areas. 

 

Contact Jennifer Nesslar at jnesslar@orangeobserver.com