Enhanced Assisted Living

Kendal at Ithaca offers a supportive and enriched environment for older adults who require assistance with daily activities. The 36-room Enhanced Assisted Living Residence provides a seamless transition from independent living within the community.


Life in the Health Center

Residents in the Enhanced Assisted Living Residence enjoy an active and social lifestyle. The residence is conveniently located within the Community Center, offering easy access to a wide range of community activities, events, and programs.

  • Activities and Entertainment: A dedicated Activities Center hosts a variety of social events, including concerts, movies, parties, and celebrations. Volunteers also play a vital role in enriching the lives of residents through engaging activities and companionship.
  • Relaxation and Socialization: Cozy lounges with fireplaces and comfortable seating provide welcoming spaces for residents to gather, socialize, and entertain guests.
  • Stimulating Activities: Bird aviaries, movie screenings, discussion groups, celebrations, and opportunities for hobbies such as jigsaw puzzles and art exhibits promote mental and social well-being.
  • Beautiful Surroundings: In warmer weather, residents can enjoy the beauty of the landscaped interior courtyards, offering a peaceful and inviting outdoor space.
Assisted Living Resident with aide

A Collaborative Decision-Making Process

The decision to transition to the Enhanced Assisted Living Residence is made collaboratively with each resident and their loved ones. Residents are fully involved in the decision-making process, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition.

Personalized Care and Comfort

The Enhanced Assisted Living Residence provides a comfortable and secure environment.

  • Private Rooms: Residents enjoy private rooms with private bathrooms, allowing them to personalize their living space with cherished furniture and belongings.
  • Non-Institutional Design: The residence promotes a warm and inviting atmosphere with carpeted floors, eliminating the use of a public address system, and unrestricted visiting hours.
  • Compassionate Care: A team of dedicated professionals provides personalized care and assistance with daily activities, ensuring residents’ comfort and well-being.

Services and Amenities

  • Private room and bathroom with individual climate control
  • Cozy common lounge areas for socializing
  • Three meals daily prepared by our culinary team
  • Professional, compassionate care services
  • Interior courtyards, aviaries, and landscaped gardens
  • Access to a full spectrum of community activities and events

They put a lot of time and energy into the process of transitioning residents from one stage to the next. They’re extremely compassionate and do a wonderful job.

Bill, son of Marguerite

Considerations and Availability

The cost of care in the Enhanced Assisted Living Residence is covered by the entry fee and ongoing monthly fees associated with Kendal at Ithaca residency. Residents are required to maintain Medicare A and B or the equivalent, along with a Medigap insurance policy. Kendal provides support in navigating insurance coverage throughout the admission process.

Admission to our Enhanced Assisted Living residence is currently limited to contracted residents who are currently living at Kendal.