Lakeshore at Siena and Shorelight at Siena, located at 5643 Erie St. in Racine, is now part of Ascension Living.

Ascension Living, the senior living and care division of Ascension, began operating the recently constructed skilled nursing facility, short-term rehabilitation, and residential memory care center on June 18.

Over the past two years, the Racine Dominicans and Ascension Living developed a plan to make use of the vacant skilled nursing and rehabilitation center connected to Shorelight Memory Care. The associates, residents, and skilled care operation of Ascension Living’s Lakeshore Manor in Racine have now moved to the previously vacant skilled nursing space.

“Our goal was to provide memory care and other senior healthcare services while utilizing our resources in a positive and sustainable way moving forward,” said Sister Maryann McMahon, OP, Racine Dominicans president. The sisters selected Ascension Living as their partner and successor to continue providing mission-driven healthcare to the local senior population.

‘Tradition of Catholic healthcare’

“We are pleased that the Racine Dominican Sisters contacted us to continue the tradition of Catholic healthcare in Racine,” said Gayle Trupiano, president and CEO of Ascension Living. “Since Ascension Living was founded, we have been helping older adults navigate the healthcare system so that they obtain the appropriate care, services and support at the right time.”

The Lakeshore at Siena campus contains a 60-bed skilled nursing facility and 36-bed memory care residential facility. The campus was designed to promote healing through providing high-quality, compassionate, dignified, personalized care. Racine residents now have access to 58 private short-term therapy rooms featuring private bathrooms with European-style showers, and one semi-private room. The gym offers short-term therapy patients the latest in occupational, physical and speech therapy equipment and protocols.

Shorelight, the memory care residential facility, has been operated by the Racine Dominicans since opening in April 2016 and features unique floor plans that allow for specialized dementia care in a safe, structured, comfortable environment. Specially trained and compassionate caregivers work to accommodate the physical, mental and social needs of each memory care resident. In addition, the campus features an activity center, several courtyards, multiple dining venues and a tremendous view of Lake Michigan.

To learn more about Lakeshore at Siena, schedule a tour, or refer a short-term rehabilitation or memory care patient, call 262-898-9100.

Rex Davenport

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