Hacienda at the River

Tucson, AZ - Assisted Living

Community size: Large (26-100)

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Hacienda at the River is an engaging assisted living community in Tucson, Arizona. It is within popular Pima County which is part of the Grand Canyon State.

The Hacienda at the River heralds a new era in senior care. A 7.5-acre senior living community and rehabilitation center in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson, The Hacienda is a unique community for individuals seeking exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Dedicated to vibrant longevity and visionary healing science, Tucson’s new award-winning Assisted Living community, with Memory Care and Long Term Skilled Nursing, fuses landmark integrative therapies and leading edge applied research with the warm desert beauty and hospitality of the Southwest.

At The Hacienda at the River, Hacienda Homes are just like a traditional family household – with healthcare support folded into each resident’s day. Caregiving associates called Nayas provide the supportive care needed to optimize each resident’s comfort and wellness.

Each resident’s comfortable and rich daily routine has opportunities to participate in a full and varied offering of enriching programming, including on-site equine and horticultural therapeutic programming, based at our stables and gardens. Aquatic therapy, along with therapies such as massage, guided meditation and yoga, are also available on-site. Outings to some of Tucson’s favorite cultural and entertainment destinations can also be part of the day.

The word Naya, which is what we call our caregivers, comes from the Sanskrit language and means a guide, person of wisdom, or leader. In the Hacienda setting, because Nayas spend the day with residents, they notice the nuances of daily routine that support restorative health. They also notice the small and early signs of concern that might otherwise go unseen. Nayas receive hands-on educational training. Other programs have been developed in concert with the University of Arizona to broaden the experience of the dedicated Hacienda staff members.

Our Hacienda Home is a special separate, secure environment where residents living with memory loss and dementia reside in a setting that has been tailored to promote a sense of security, familiarity and belonging.

Individualized programs, giving each day a familiar rhythm, are based on a resident’s life story, honoring personality traits and habits. Residents are not be asked to conform to schedules, routines, and activities that have no meaning for them.

Residents determine their life’s tempo. Shared meals are something to look forward to—with friends and loved ones always welcome to join in. The day is also be enlivened by afternoons in the patio gardens, on-site equine therapeutic programming, art classes, outings to the University of Arizona’s landmark Poetry Center or sitting under a shade tree enjoying the desert’s serenity. Watermark has formed an exclusive relationship with Tucson’s Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to provide its residents with over 100 artists who provide entertainment and engaging artistic and cultural programming on a daily basis.

Memory Care is a residential environment that supports individuals living with the physical, cognitive and emotional effects of dementia.

These Memory Care environments are secure, clinically enriched and feature specialized programs that follow federal, state and private standards that lessen the impact or even reverse the symptoms of dementia.

The Hacienda at the River now offers short-term stays and respite care. These stays may especially benefit those who are recovering from a hospital stay, an injury or other health circumstance that requires extra care. They are also available for caregiver vacations or trial periods to experience the lifestyle at The Hacienda. Short-term guests settle into fully furnished suites and may take advantage of a range of services including medication management, housekeeping, laundry and personal grooming. Freshly prepared meals are served three times a day in the family-style dining room featuring the healing and tasty recipes of Rebecca Katz. Staff are available 24 hours a day, including Watermark’s signature Nayas.

Guests may join in The Hacienda’s regular programs, including Equine Therapeutic Programming, Horticultural Therapy and numerous events, classes and outings. Noteworthy extras include signature cuisine at the Acacia Café, physical and occupational therapy, integrative wellness that includes massage therapy, aroma therapy and aquatic therapy at an on-site indoor pool. It’s a great way to get a taste of life at The Hacienda.

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