With a waiting list for its first senior living center in Roseville, Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living plans to build centers in Carmichael and Folsom as well.
The 60,000-square-foot Folsom site, at 1574 Creekside Drive, will have 47 assisted living and 19 memory care apartments. Oakmont of Carmichael, at 4717 Engle Road, will have 73,000 square feet with 50 assisted living and 21 memory care apartments.
Oakmont Senior Living senior executive director Courtney Siegel said while the two new centers were always in the plan, the company was buoyed by the response to the Roseville center that opened in September.
“We’re full with a waiting list there now,” she said. She added she’s heard of families making plans to move to Folsom or Carmichael because a member plans to live at one of Oakmont’s sites there.
Siegel said both centers, set to open this fall, offer what she called “boutique” senior living, with an emphasis on customizing experiences to what residents need.
Several senior living centers operated by different companies have announced plans to build in the area recently. Siegel said offering something unique is why she expects the initial interest for the Folsom and Carmichael sites to be equal to, if not better, than what Roseville experienced.
The owner of the company is in constant communication with site managers about the response, she said, so it’s possible Folsom and Carmichael won’t be Oakmont’s last foothold in the region either.
Ben van der Meer covers real estate, development, local and regional planning, construction, transportation, agriculture and water for the Sacramento Business Journal.