Seniors enjoy table-top games at Vineyard Park in Mount Lake Terrace.                                 Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

Seniors enjoy table-top games at Vineyard Park in Mount Lake Terrace. Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

Memory Care center slated for Wax Road

Vineyard Park of Covington plans to open in 2021

Covington residents will see construction begin on Wax Road in December when development starts on a new memory care facility, slated to open in 2021.

Vineyard Park of Covington and The Cottages of Covington will hopefully open in just over a year, CarePartners Living Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kelley Smith stated in an email to The Covington Reporter.

“It will be independent living, assisted living and have a specialized dementia wing,” Smith stated. “Residents will have comfortable shared living spaces and private rooms available … apartments for those seeking (independent living / assisted living) care. There will be dining services, activities and transportation provided along with 24-hour care and nursing services.”

Smith sees Vineyard Park as a unique option for seniors in the Kent and Covington area since the costs won’t be as high as other facilities and residents are guaranteed financial security with Vineyard Park’s floating Medicaid license.

“We are also the home of the trademarked Bonded Pairs Program,” Smith stated.

According to Vineyard Park’s website, the Bonded Pairs program allows elderly couples to live together even if one member of the couple has dementia. This is done by creating special provisions for non-medial personal care along with daily living assistance activities.

Vineyard Park is also located in Mount Lake Terrace. CarePartners Living is located in Mercer Island.

According to the City of Covington’s interactive development map, the new facility will be built at 17006 SE Wax Road near Covington Way Southeast.

The project will be four-stories and nearly 80,000 square feet with 89 units. It also includes a four-story memory care facility building with nine units, totaling 17,141 square feet of space.

The Memory Care Facility will be named Vineyard Park of Covington, on a separate parcel will be The Cottages of Covington, which will include independent and assisted living apartments.

Smith stated there will be 89 units for assisted living and 60 beds in the memory care center. Site development is underway and the company plans to begin construction in December.

“We should be open for business in spring 2021 if not sooner,” Smith stated. “Unit updates will be added to the website as appropriate. People can contact us to be placed on a list for further information to be sent to them, and for information regarding apartment holds, etc.”

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The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace.                                 Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace. Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace.                                 Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace. Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

An earlier version of this story referred to the project under a single name. The project is parceled into two developments, The Cottages of Covington memory care center and Vineyard Park Covington, which will include assisted and independent living apartments.

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