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The Blake at Waco Construction Progress: November 2020

Waco, Texas – Despite a global coronavirus outbreak and local rainfall totals to date 20 inches over the annual average, construction on The Blake at Waco remains on schedule.

“Overall, I am very pleased with the current construction pace in Waco,” commented Adam Mitchell, LifeCare Properties’ Director of Development and Construction. “This year has presented a whole host of challenges, from over two months of inclement weather to navigating the pandemic, but we remain on schedule for 2021.”

Work on the site situated at Legends Crossing began in December 2019. Although “weather days” are factored into construction-scheduling, the global health threat declared in March of this year called for unique problem-solving. Anticipating labor and supply chain disruptions the team proactively ordered building materials, FF&E, and continue to creatively overcome obstacles resulting from COVID-19.

The next construction schedule milestones include roof work and window installation, as well as beginning interior work.

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Our Residents Can Breathe Easy

(November 2, 2020) -The health and safety of our residents and associates in senior living will always be our top priority.  At LifeCare Properties (LCP), we have been diligent over the past several months to find solutions in both the design of our communities, as well as the processes and policies we implement above and beyond the recommendations of healthcare organizations.

As we respond to the current pandemic, we are confident one element in particular will be a differentiator in keeping seniors safe. Every LCP development features a a Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization air purification system (NPBI). This is a process that works to clear the air of pollutants, dust, allergens, mold, bacteria and viruses (e.g., COVID, SARS, MRSA).

Patented by Global Plasma Solutions, Inc (GPS), this revolutionary technology constantly generates a high concentration of positively and negatively charged ions that travel through the air continuously working to remove dangerous particles. When ions disperse throughout a space, they combine with particles in the air and begin to cluster, making them easier to capture in filtration systems.

These ions also disrupt pathogens’ surface proteins, rendering them inactive and unable to replicate. In addition to cleaning the air, this air purification system breaks down chemical, pet, cooking and other odors into basic harmless compounds, leaving indoor air smelling fresh and free of odor-causing agents.

GPS’ ionization technology is trusted to clean the air in hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide – including hospitals, school, airports, and more. Notable installations include The White House, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

“The strongest defense against these infections will continue to be the efforts by our care teams and processes to keep infection control measures first and foremost on our minds”, said Brooks Holstein, LCP Founder.  He added, “that said, we are committed both to our ionization technology as well as our approach to be provocative throughout the months ahead.”  “As the information and research changes, we will change as well.”

LCP and our operator Blake Management Group (BMG) are introducing the technology to the BMG family of communities with installation in The Blake at Waco and The Blake at New Braunfels, upscale assisted living and memory care communities in Texas developed by LCP.  These 112-unit communities will be managed by BMG, a proven leader in senior living.

 

 

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Director of Sales Hired for The Blake at Waco

(October 13, 2020) – Blake Management Group (BMG) has hired Haley Gardner to serve as Director of Sales for The Blake at Waco currently under construction in Waco, Texas. The 112-unit, upscale assisted living and memory care community is being developed by LifeCare Properties and will be managed by BMG, a leader in senior living.

Haley has been in sales for eight years and has been serving seniors for two and a half years. She says she finds the relationships with and the impact she has on seniors are true blessings.

To learn more about Haley, visit her BMG bio by clicking here.

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The Blake at New Braunfels Hires Executive Director

(June 26, 2020) – Blake Management Group (BMG) has hired Shauna Metcalf to serve as Executive Director at The Blake at New Braunfels currently under construction in New Braunfels, Texas. The 112-unit, upscale assisted living and memory care community is being developed by LifeCare Properties and will be managed by BMG, a leader in senior living.

“I am excited to be part of new development. My passion lies in startups and I love every step of that process. It’s fun to watch a community take shape and to have a hand in all of it, especially building a culture of excellence for our future residents!” Shauna said.

To learn more about Shauna, visit her BMG bio by clicking here.

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Waco Native Hired as Executive Director for The Blake at Waco

(November 25, 2019) – Blake Management Group (BMG) has hired Melissa Frazier to serve as Executive Director of The Blake at Waco currently under construction in Waco, Texas. The 112-unit, upscale assisted living and memory care community is being developed by LifeCare Properties and will be managed by BMG, a leader in senior living.

A native of Waco and a longtime Baylor Bears fan, Melissa began her senior living career with Emeritus Senior Living as a Senior Executive Director in Dallas operating a 278-unit community. She worked her way up to be a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing with Emeritus and Brookdale following Brookdale’s acquisition of Emeritus. Melissa then joined JEA Senior Living as a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing and eventually an Operations Specialist offering operational support to JEA communities throughout the country. She joins BMG after serving most recently as an Operations Specialist for Tulsa, OK based Senior Star.

To learn more about Melissa, visit her BMG bio by clicking here.

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Local Professional Selected as Director of Sales for The Blake at New Braunfels

(November 1, 2019) – Blake Management Group (BMG) has hired Vanessa Hayes to serve as Director of Sales at The Blake at New Braunfels currently under construction in New Braunfels, Texas. The 112-unit, upscale assisted living and memory care community is being developed by LifeCare Properties and will be managed by (BMG), a leader in senior living.

Vanessa is from New Braunfels where she has served the senior living industry for over ten years. Her career began when she cared for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s. Later, she owned her own senior care home and then served as Director of an assisted living facility, but sales and marketing have always been her passion in the senior living industry.

She is also a member of the Central Texas Advocates for Seniors organization and enjoys volunteering at local senior centers.

To learn more about Vanessa, visit her BMG bio by clicking here.

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