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American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) reports that construction is underway for 4 new Grove communities, with the eventual goal of Groves being built to enhance each of ABHOW's existing continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).
The Grove first opened in Plymouth Village in Redlands, CA, in 1996. At the Grove, staff follow a social model rather than a medical model. The building design creates a homelike feel and provides visual cues to residents, and the schedule and activities are built around residents' interests and habits.
ABHOW has adopted the following philosophy of care for The Grove:
"These Groves are absolutely stunning and what a gift to the residents and their families to have this as home," says Kay Kallander, senior vice president for strategic planning at ABHOW.
According to Kallander, the Grove in Bakersfield is just about done and residents are moving in over the next few weeks. Two more Grove communities at Los Gatos and Los Altos are in early construction now. "It is unbelievable considering where we started in Redlands 16 years ago with three small empty apartments," Kallander adds.For more information and updates on the construction, you can visit http://www.abhow.com/communities/grove/.