The new personal care building at Episcopal Church Home, named Lyndon House, features an open kitchen, dining area, and living room space
Lyndon House, the Personal Care household at Episcopal Church Home, is now open and accepting residents to the new, beautiful living spaces at the premier retirement community.
The opening creates a new level of comfort for residents on the Episcopal Church Home (ECH) campus.
More comfortable transitions are now possible
“This is the first time in the history of ECH that we’re offering apartment-style living, and that’s huge for our community,” said Beverly Edwards, vice president of residential health care.
ECH, for more than 140 years, has enriched the lives of older adults in a person-centered, innovative, and spiritually based way. The non-profit campus is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), which offers a variety of housing, ranging from independent living for older adults in the Dudley Square patio homes to increased levels of care as residents’ health-care needs change.
Meanwhile, the campus is expanding with 25 newly built patio homes, with move-ins beginning this month. Among other attractive additions is a lovely amenity garden with a peaceful gazebo where people can gather and chat.
Different care levels at ECH
Personal Care, offered at Lyndon House, also is known as assisted living in some states. Personal Care can help older adults maintain their independence longer. Also offered on the camps is Personal Care Memory Care for residents who have cognitive loss and require personal care services.
Lyndon House begins welcoming new residents in January 2023.
Episcopal Church Home also provides skilled-nursing neighborhoods for residents who need long-term care or short-term rehabilitation.
A significant advantage of living in a CCRC like ECH is that residents have the first opportunity to move to higher levels of care when their healthcare needs change.
Many people begin living independently on the ECH campus in the Dudley Square patio homes.
More comfortable transitions
The transition to apartment-style living at Lyndon House will be a comfortable change for residents who are moving from our patio homes or from their residence. Lyndon House apartments allows residents to downsize while continuing to enjoy spacious accommodations, Edwards said.
“It’s nice to have one bedroom apartments that feature a living-room area and kitchenette,” she said.
Lyndon House features one-bedroom apartments, as well as studio and alcove floor plans.
When residents move into a Lyndon House apartment, they are able to keep more of their belongings when compared to living in the care center.
ECH purposefully provides one-room apartments for skilled nursing because residents within this level of care need closer supervision and monitoring.
While skilled-nursing apartments are smaller, they are also comfortable. Residents who live in the care center are encouraged to spend lots of time in the shared living areas to socialize with their neighbors.
Reasons for the changes
Lyndon House and the 25 patio homes are being added as part of ECH’s $20 million Master Plan. Both facets were designed to meet the comfort levels of today’s seniors and their families.
“We are thrilled to open the Lyndon House to new residents from the greater Louisville community,” said Laura Lamb, President and CEO of ERS. The Master Plan offered an opportunity to meet the changing lifestyle and healthcare needs of current and future residents.
“We are confident that our residents will enjoy this beautiful, luxurious setting along with the person-centered care approach that ensures that residents live life with the care and dignity they deserve in a place that truly is home,” Lamb said.
When Dudley Square III is finished, the campus will have 87 patio homes in a friendly area where older residents share camaraderie and a range of activities.
Lyndon House features an open-concept dining room.
Other improvements that have been made as part of the Master Plan include:
- Grille 75, a new dining venue at Morton House, serves tasty yet nutritious food for the entire campus.
- An updated environment for residents living with cognitive loss who require personal care services. The new memory care neighborhoods in the newly named Morton House will feature two neighborhoods with 13 beds in each. They will offer our Living Well Memory Support Services, a suite of services developed by ERS specifically for those struggling with memory loss.
- Smaller, more personal neighborhoods at Morton House for residents who require skilled-nursing care. Two households will have 13 beds each for people needing long-term care or rehabilitation services. One household will be dedicated to residents living with Alzheimer’s or dementia; the other will cater to those needing more physical care.
- A reopening of St. Luke’s Chapel, the traditional heart of the ERS community. It will continue to follow the Episcopal Church calendar for services. It will be open to the community for interfaith and interdenominational services, as well as quiet moments of prayer for everyone.
Please READ MORE information about the ECH Master Plan, including a detailed map of the new campus and the expected timing of its phased renovation.
Scheduling a visit is the best way to determine if a personal care setting is the best option for your loved one. If you would like information about our newly constructed apartments, please get in touch with Gry Seymour at (502) 396-8987 or email her at email@example.com. View floor plans here: