Category: Stories

Revitalizing Ruby Commons: Renovation Boosts Marketability and Census

Discover the remarkable transformation of Ruby Commons in Brookfield, Wisconsin, as it undergoes a groundbreaking renovation in partnership with Direct Supply® Aptura®. The project focused on transforming the outdated building into a modern Independent and Assisted Living Community, emphasizing not just aesthetics but also resident well-being. From the incorporation of fresh FF&E elements to the creation of unique boutique spaces inspired by local history, learn how Aptura was able to transform Ruby Commons into a modern haven without actually altering the structure of the building. The results include increased marketability, call volume, tours and occupancy rates, highlighting Aptura’s success in revitalizing senior living spaces.

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The Magic of Music in Memory Care

Witness the power of music as a group of Memory Care residents transforms from passive listeners to a joyful choir. This is Dean Solden’s story of compassion in the face of adversity.

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Taking Care to New Heights

Taught about the importance of caring for his elders at an early age, Jim Tarantino strives to build purposeful communities and create lasting memories for his residents.

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More Than Maintenance

Spend a day in the life of Ricky Lee, Larry Nelson and the seniors they serve to see how their work blurs the line between building maintenance and resident care.

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A Calling to Care

When you care for seniors, there comes a time when you experience something profound. Here is John Vrba’s story.

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The Gift of Community

For Dr. Sara Hamm of Lifespace Communities, caring for seniors is both her greatest responsibility and greatest joy. Experience her lifelong journey of being a champion for aging adults.

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