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Construction of new senior living center begins

A 300-residential unit at Tiffany Springs

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor

Construction of a new $65 million senior living center in Platte County is now underway.

On Wednesday, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care broke ground on a 14-acre luxury community located at 9191 North Ambassador Drive.

The Tiffany Springs Senior Community will feature 300,000 square feet of senior living space, a rehabilitation gym and restaurant-style dining venues.

“Tiffany Springs Senior Community will integrate state-of-the-art residential options centered around the latest hospitality and wellness services with convenient access to quality health care services,” said Randy Bloom, president and COO of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care.

“We are able to create this exemplary value for seniors by developing a new care and service delivery system for seniors that does not exist elsewhere in the market.”

The Tiffany Springs Senior Community will follow Tutera's “inspired by you” philosophy, where residents experience a “full-service continuum-of-care community complete with concierge service, healing gardens, neighborhood style interior courtyard, beauty salon and spa services.”

The community living center will also offer a therapy space and rehabilitation center with a 60-foot glass wall providing sweeping views of outdoor gardens and entertainment spaces. Apartment style homes will feature vaulted ceilings and large windows.

Residents will have access to a spectrum of senior care options, including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and memory care. In close proximity to St. Luke's North Hospital, residents at Tiffany Springs Senior Community will have access to a network of physicians, clinics, and health care providers.

Tutera offers a rental-based continuum of care method, allowing residents to have access to the level of care they need without making an initial large cash transaction.

“While most senior communities require a buy-in or large upfront payment, the continuum-of-care model is based on a rental option and gives residents on both sides of the metro area more choice as they consider senior living options,” said Joe Tutera, CEO of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care.

The 300-residential unit facility is scheduled to open next summer. Tutera will be working with a number of local construction companies, including Lutjen Inc of North Kansas City, Luke Draily Construction of Riverside and Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones Architects of Prairie Village.

Tutera operates 47-senior living communities in 13 states. Three decades ago, Dominic Tutera founded the company with the intention of providing compassionate patient care to senior residents.