Not long after opening, Villa Rose recognized that seniors often are motivated to leave their homes and move to a retirement community when health or safety becomes an issue. As an answer to this need, on Feb. 1, 1986, Villa Rose teamed up with Alton Memorial Hospital to become the first of its kind in the area, a senior community that provides health and supportive services to its residents. Before “assisted living” came into being, Villa Rose was offering basic services such as exercise classes, physical therapy, and blood pressure checks. Eventually, the relationship with Alton Memorial was expanded to offer residents even more assistance. In the mid-90’s, Alton Memorial became BJC, and the relationship continues today with BJC Home Care Services on-site helping residents remain as independent as possible.
Woody has watched the community grow and change since 1985. The exceptionally caring, dedicated staff continuously monitors and evaluates programs to ensure they enhance the physical, emotional and social health of the residents. “We are committed to maintaining the building and grounds, making improvements when necessary, and providing a comfortable place for seniors to live.” In 2009, smaller apartments were combined to create spacious, newly-renovated suites with full kitchens and large ADA-compliant bathrooms. New sidewalks were added to complete a walking path around the building for active residents.
Changes and improvements have helped the senior community remain viable and competitive, but the best of Villa Rose has remained the same through the years. Staying true to its original purpose, the staff looks to the future with excitement and encourages seniors to discover the difference at Villa Rose.
- Three meals daily
- 24-hour emergency response system with pull cords in bedrooms and bath
- Weekly housekeeping
- Provision of flat linens once a week
- Scheduled activities and transportation including bingo, Nintendo Wii, musical entertainment, and much more
- Secured building; 24-hr. closed circuit TV entry system
- TV service with 60 channels
- Internet service/Wi-Fi