Heritage Place: a community for independent or assisted living

Brielle explains that Heritage Place is a quiet, home-like setting where the community has options for all the services they desire including an on-site hair salon, massage and podiatry services, 24-hour staff, exercise groups and a fitness room, and planned spiritual, social, educational and wellness programs. Everything you’d expect from maintenance-free living in a beautiful Roseville neighborhood.

For just more than 10 years Heritage Place in Roseville has offered seniors a carefree lifestyle in a small, friendly, family setting.

With a quick walk around, visitors will find friends engaged in conversation, sipping coffee over breakfast, sitting in front of the fireplace, doing a puzzle in the library or, in the warmer seasons, enjoying iced tea or lemonade in the large screened-in porch. 

Last April Heritage Place added assisted living to its offered services, so residents now are able to age in place. Sales director Brielle Betzold says this new development came after some residents required additional staff attention, but wanted to remain in their current homes. With the new assisted living option, residents never have to worry about moving from their apartment. Services will come to them, and can be added into existing plans, and adjusted at any time to fit their needs. 

“When our tenants move here, they really do love it -- so they hate to leave,” Brielle says. In the past, if residents needed more services, such as help bathing or with their medications, they had to leave Heritage Place and move to an assisted living home. “So we actually brought in our own skilled staff and added our own assisted living program so that our tenants can stay,” she says.

“It has allowed all of our tenants to age in place, so this can be their forever home.”

The new assisted living option differs from many senior living communities in that tenants are not separated from each other based on their level of services. 

“The biggest thing that makes us unique from all of the other assisted and independent living facilities in the area is that residents are all in the same place; they’re not in separate buildings or areas of the buildings. When you walk in, you can’t tell who’s on assisted living or who’s not, but those services do allow our tenants to stay -- no moving required,” Brielle says.

Heritage Place is an age 55-and-older community, and Brielle says knowing about the new assisted living option, even for independent residents who don’t need it, can put their minds at ease. 

She says there wouldn’t be any noticeable changes to a resident’s routine or schedule but that, “they would just start getting the help they need.”

Heritage Place is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the largest provider of not-for-profit senior living in the country. This affiliation is something Brielle says draws in many new and prospective tenants. At Heritage Place, residents often are members of area faith communities and are able to remain involved thanks to free, on-site transportation.

“We go to any church in the area. Right now we provide transportation to seven different churches on Sundays,” Brielle says, explaining that besides churches, the residents can take the free shuttle bus to the grocery store on Mondays. And Wednesdays and Thursdays they can request trips anywhere in the area. Besides these planned days, residents have fun monthly outings to restaurants, casinos and local plays. 

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