The new enhanced assisted living residence, which recently opened in downtown White Plains, is quickly attracting residents from throughout the region. Family members whose parents have recently moved there enthusiastically praise The Kensington for the quality of care and services.
“The Kensington is absolutely beautiful and the location is very convenient. But the main reason I chose The Kensington is the warmth and caring of their staff. I was very impressed by their philosophy of care which is very friendly and welcoming. It’s a homey atmosphere,”
Ms. Vallon, who works nearby at White Plains Hospital, said The Kensington’s enhanced care with 24/7 nursing care was a very important consideration when moving her mother there. “It’s comforting to know that there’s nursing care available around the clock, seven days a week,” she said.
David Salko of Mamaroneck agrees. “Many assisted living facilities have memory care but they don’t have the enhanced care offered at The Kensington,”
Mark Lane, whose mother resides at the The Kensington’s Connections Memory Care Neighborhood on the fourth floor, praised the quality of the staff. “The staff is friendly, warm, engaging, and attentive. I love that my Mom has a primary caregiver. My family and I have the peace of mind and confidence that our Mom is being cared for and loved no less than she would have in our own home,” he said.
Louise Newland of Katonah moved her 65-year-old sister Mary Correa to The Kensington in September. Her sister, who was a professor at Skidmore College, had previously been at a rehabilitation facility in Saratoga Springs where she was recovering from a fall. “I looked at several assisted living facilities in Westchester and I liked everything I saw about The Kensington. It’s almost like being in someone’s home,” she said adding, “Everybody there is wonderful and the respect the staff shows to the residents is remarkable. They are all very caring.”
Elizabeth Massa, whose 82-year-old mother moved from another assisted living residence to The Kensington in October, said she was very impressed with The Kensington’s attractive interior design. “The Kensington doesn’t have that institutional feel like so many other assisted living facilities. It feels more like you’re in someone’s home. It’s a very warm and welcoming feeling,” she said. “But more importantly for my mother is the staff at The Kensington. They are wonderful. Moving to The Kensington has been fantastic for her. She loves everything about it. And she says the food is terrific,” said Elizabeth.
Located at 100 Maple Avenue and one block from White Plains Hospital, The Kensington features 87 attractively designed suites with a wealth of amenities and services in an elegant and comfortable setting.
The exceptional health care services offered at The Kensington include primary care managers for personalized attention to daily needs, monthly health and wellness assessments, medication, diabetes and continence management programs and specialized diets. The Kensington also has on-site physician office and rehabilitation facilities; exercise and fitness programs and art classes. Another important feature of The Kensington is its Memory Care program which provides care in two specially designed neighborhoods which are ideal for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Care managers and other staff at The Kensington are specially trained in caring for those with memory loss.
Residents at The Kensington enjoy fine dining with meals attended by wait staff with open seating times, table linens, china and crystal. A café is stocked with snacks, fresh fruits and beverages at all times. Residents can also enjoy daily cocktail hour and afternoon tea. Other outstanding amenities include outdoor terraces and patios; Wi-Fi access; beauty salon, billiard room, library and art room. Residents receive weekly laundry, dry cleaning and linen services. The Kensington offers a variety of suite styles, with options for private or companion living.
The Kensington is convenient to downtown White Plains including the nearby Westchester mall, Galleria and The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester Hotel. Personal transportation for residents is provided by a sedan and wheelchair accessible bus.
The Kensington was developed by Fountain Square Development and is operated by Kensington Senior Living, both of Reston, VA. For more information about The Kensington, call (914) 390-0080 or visit online at www.TheKensingtonAL.com
Photo Caption: Roberta (Bobby) Losacco, resident of The Kensington in White Plains, with her daughter Elizabeth Massa and son-in-law Steve Massa.