Today, TRU is announcing its acquisition of Landmark Memory Care Located on South Public Road in Lafayette, Landmark Memory Care has distinguished itself as a quality provider of care for those in our community living with Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnoses. TRU has a number of its PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) participants residing at this small, high quality, family-owned, memory care facility. Landmark, which opened in 2016, employs 20 staff and currently houses 18 residents, approximately half of whom are TRU PACE participants.
“The presence of TRU PACE residents at Landmark and the ongoing relationship between our organizations has been significant in the decision to pursue this acquisition. We have a responsibility to ensure safe and adequate housing for these participants,” said TRU Board of Directors Co-Chair Jim Williams. The relationship also provides for future PACE growth and the concurrent opportunity for Landmark’s offerings to expand.
“This is an incredible opportunity, not just for Landmark and TRU, but for our community,” said Deborah Hanson, Landmark Founder and Administrator. “Our greatest concern has always been the welfare of our residents, and we know that TRU shares that priority and will continue to provide an excellent living environment and quality care for them.”
The acquisition of Landmark was guided by TRU’s mission and its commitment to the community to expand programs and services to meet emerging needs. As the population ages, the needs of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses are increasing, and TRU is positioned to expand programs and services in response.
“Meeting the needs of the growing PACE program and the potential to expand Alzheimer’s and dementia care services for the community were primary drivers in this move,” said TRU Board of Directors Co-Chair Martha Coffin Evans. “But we’re also excited by opportunities that a small campus will provide for the continued growth of TRU’s hospice, palliative care, grief services, and the recently opened Tele-Care Center that supports all of our programs.”
Heather Bowie, TRU’s Director of Quality and Compliance, will move into an on-site role as Landmark’s Director of Senior Housing, reporting to TRU PACE Executive Director Samantha Black.