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National Assisted Living Week

September 4, 2013

National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) will take place Sept. 8 – 14, 2013 and will feature the theme “Homemade Happiness.” We have a planned a series of events to bring together residents, volunteers, family, staff and others to celebrate “Homemade Happi-ness”. NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living to provide a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers, and the surrounding community to celebrate residents and the services provided by the staff within assisted living communities. Every year, the week-long celebration begins on Grandparent’s Day. “Homemade Happiness” gives us an opportunity to say “thank you” to ALL of YOU, whom have made significant contributions to our community as business people, civic leaders, firefighters, teachers, parents, and grandparents. Click here for the Governors proclamation in awareness of NALW.

Living Well Workshop

August 14, 2013

Kenton Pointe Assisted Living will be conducting a six week workshop on self-management of some common chronic diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired Living Well Workshops Can help!! Workshop Sponsored by Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and Kenton Pointe Assisted Living. RSVP to Kenton Pointe by Thursday, August 22. Call 606-759-0311 for more information.

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Veteran’s Benefits Workshop

August 14, 2013

Join Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community on Wednesday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. for a Veteran’s Benefits Workshop. If you are a Wartime Veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran and are in need of assisted living, you may be entitled to a significant monthly income, up to $2017.00 per month from the Veteran’s Administration. RSVP by Monday, August 30th. Call 606-759-0311 for more information.

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Residents Take Trip to See the Queen

August 14, 2013

During a recent scheduled activity, Kenton Pointe Assisted Living residents visited the American Queen. The passenger boat docked at Maysville’s Limestone Landing Maysville to allow its passengers the opportunity to visit the Historic river town. While guest were away, torus of the American Queen were offered. Click here to find out more about the American Queen.

A Happy Family

July 8, 2013

Residents and Staff of Kenton Pointe pose for a recent Senior Living Edition sponsored by the Ledger Independent. Kenton Pointe Assisted Living is now open and accepting residents. Call to schedule your no obligation tour today and Find Your New Place in Life.

Calling All Veterans

February 23, 2013

Please join Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community Wednesday, March 6th
at 6:30 p.m. for a Veteran’s Benefits Workshop. If you are a Wartime
Veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran and are in need of assisted
living, you may be entitled to a significant monthly income, up to
$2017.00 per month from the Veteran’s Administration. Please RSVP by March
4th by calling 606-759-0311.Print a copy of the flyer here.

Assisted Living Facility Ready for Residents

February 12, 2013

Move-in day has arrived for residents of the new Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Maysville. Monday, February 4th marked the official day residents will occupy the 32-unit facility, as construction winds down on the project, which began in October 2011. The assisted living facility is part of Hospice of Hope’s $9.2 million project that also includes an eight bed in-patient facility on the same campus. The campus is located on western corridor of Kentucky 9 just before the new bypass interchange.

“This is another example of our commitment to the community,” said Hospice Executive Director Kavin Cartmell. “We feel so fortunate to bring this to the community.” The two-story building boasts all the amenities found in assisted living facilities in bigger cities, Cartmell noted, providing residents with a welcoming atmosphere and space to enjoy visits with family and friends. “It’s your own apartment, you are in control,” said Cartmell. “They can bring their own stuff here and live like they’re accustomed to at home.”

In addition to its 32 apartments, the facility has a full service dining room and commercial kitchen, commercial laundry, activities center, resident laundry facilities, an outdoor courtyard, scheduled transportation, wi-fi, a beauty shop, exercise room and two family-room style lounges. Cartmell and Michael Parker, director of public relations and development pointed out during a tour that residents are just as independent as at their own house, with the benefit of having immediate assistance if needed. “Help is a phone call away,” said Parker.

Four different floor plans are available: a studio apartment, a one-bedroom, a larger one-bedroom plan, and a one-bedroom with a den. Each apartment has windows overlooking the campus, which includes sidewalks around the building and connecting to the in-patient facility. Currently, 12 of the units have been leased, Parker said. Resident Director Linda Brown has completed hiring the 20 employees who will staff areas of housekeeping, activities director, maintenance, healthcare providers and food service. The assisted living facility is the first of its kind in the Buffalo Trace Region, Cartmell said, and she encourages local citizens to come out for a tour. For more information, contact Brown at 606-759-0311. Story written by Marla Toncray ( for the Ledger Independent..

People Bank Sponsors Community Courtyard at Kenton Pointe Assisted Living

Januery 4, 2013

Peoples Bank of Kentucky Board of Directors with staff of Hospice of Hope and Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community.

Hospice of Hope is humbled to announce that earlier this Fall; Peoples Bank of Kentucky provided a substantial financial contribution towards Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community. The partnership between Hospice of Hope and Peoples Bank represents shared values towards addressing unmet community needs and quality service delivery. As a result of the sponsorship, the two-story enclosed courtyard at Kenton Pointe Assisted Living will be named after Peoples Bank.

James Hay, President of Peoples Bank stated, “On behalf of Peoples Bank and our Board of Directors, we are thrilled to be able to assist Hospice of Hope and this very exciting building project. We share a mutual vision of offering unmet services to our community and hope that our involvement will not only strengthen our community but also provide assistance to our aging population”.

In early January 2012, Hospice of Hope announced a formal building campaign to support the construction of an 8-bed Hospice inpatient care center and a 32 Apartment Assisted Living Community on 34 acres of land in Maysville. Through this process, many local businesses and philanthropic individuals have ‘stepped to the plate’ and supported these unique services to the Buffalo Trace Area.

Michael Parker, Director of PR & Development for Hospice of Hope stated, “As part of the building campaign process we are looking for not only financial contributions but also partners that embrace our mission, visions and values. We are extremely thankful to have Peoples Bank support of this exciting project”.

Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community is scheduled to open this February. To find out how you can reserve a space log onto or call 606-759-4050.

Update from the Director

November 19, 2012

The leaves have fallen and the holidays are right around the corner. I am so excited to update you on Kenton Pointe Assisted Living construction progress. We are at the final phase of the project. The finishing touches are being added and we plan to be moving our first Residents in at the 1st of 2013.

I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful Community. Kenton Pointe, will be the newest and most unique assisted senior living community in the Buffalo Trace area. We have combined the best of both worlds – the independence you desire and the supportive services you may need.

At Kenton Pointe we will be offering many various social and cultural opportunities, and exciting entertainment events. In addition, Kenton Pointe will offer delicious dining options, transportation, and an extensive assisted living program for residents needing more assistance.

We are proud to provide you and your loved ones exceptional accommodations, amenities, and personalized services. Together we can help make the transition from your home to ours much easier. While we realize this can be a difficult decision, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

We still have apartments available at this time. Please give me a call at 759-0311 to make an appointment to reserve your apartment. I can’t wait to meet you and share with you all the wonderful things Kenton Pointe will have to offer you.

I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

Linda Sills Brown

Kenton Pointe Celebrates Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2012

The Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community is pleased to announce that Governor Beshear has proclaimed September 9-15 as Assisted Living Week in Kentucky! This is recognition of the importance of organizations that support seniors in a “home-like and safe setting,” and is a celebration of assisted living communities’ successes.

Kenton Pointe looks forward to joining the larger community of assisted living facilities throughout the state and providing this much needed service to the Buffalo Trace area.

Kenton Pointe to Host Veterans Benefits Seminar

August 27, 2012

Kenton Pointe will be hosting a free informational seminar to local veterans and their families, to educate them about the special opportunities associated with assisted living! This seminar will begin at 6:30 pm on September 6th in Hospice of Hope’s Maysville office, and will educate the public on how veterans, their widows, and their children can make use of the benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The speaker, Susan Warner, will explain how veterans may qualify for Veteran’s Benefit Pension, which provides up to $2,017 per month tax-free.

This seminar is part of a larger effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs to reach out to professionals who treat, serve, or otherwise interact with our nation’s 22 million veterans. Hospice of Hope and Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community recognize that they are in a unique position to help our nation’s heroes by ensuring that they receive the benefits they have earned.

New Hospice of Hope Project Going Well

July 26, 2012

Work is progressing on a $9.6 million Hospice of Hope project to bring an assisted living facility to the Maysville area.

Ground was broken on Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community in October 2011, with plans to have the new two-building campus completed later this fall, officials said.

Located near the Kenton Station Golf Course off Kentucky 9, the project creates a 28,600-square-foot assisted living community building with 32 rooms and a 12,800-square-foot freestanding inpatient care center with eight private suites. The design, location, amenities and grounds will create a homelike environment while in a safe supervised atmosphere, officials said.

“We are calling it Care Center at Kenton Pointe,” said Michael Parker, director of development and public relations for Hospice of Hope.

The Care Center will be completed first, but is dependent on the assisted living center, so the two will open at the same time, Parker said.

“There have been no snags in the construction, once we got past the rain delays earlier this year, the projects have moved right along,” Parker said. “We anticipate opening in October. We have brought Linda Sills Brown on board as a residential director for Kenton Pointe.”

Partially funded through Hospice of Hope funds, U.S. Department of Agriculture low interest loan programs, a Community Development Block Grant, and a donation of 34 acres of land, Hospice of Hope is currently conducting a campaign to raise $2.2 million for the project.

“At this point we are approaching the $700,000 mark for donations and are about to begin a campaign opportunity to memorialize and support Hospice of Hope,” Parker said.

Once in full operation, officials anticipate the facilities will generate $1 million in local payroll taxes and provide more than 40 full-time jobs.

Story from The Ledger Independent
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Kenton Pointe Residence Director Announced

July 9, 2012

Kavin Cartmell, Executive Director of Hospice of Hope, announced on Monday that Linda Sills-Brown has been appointed Residence Director of the Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community. Brown will be responsible for the overall operation of the facility, which is scheduled to open in mid-October.

Brown is a Maysville native, returning to this area after working in assisted living communities in the Indianapolis area for several years. Brown says she “feels very blessed to be a part of this great project serving our local seniors.” She is looking forward to providing quality care to those in our area who may be in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community is designed to provide seniors with a safe environment that includes fine dining, social activities and transportation.

Cartmell stated that she is delighted to have Brown join the Hospice of Hope team. Cartmell continued, “When Hospice of Hope decided to branch out and open a facility dedicated to senior living, we knew that choosing the right Residence Director would be key to our success… Linda exhibits a passion and vision for Kenton Point Assisted Living Community. I am confident that under her leadership this endeavor will be a wonderful service to our community.”

Brown is a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Maysville, and attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is the daughter of Joe and Sissy Sills of Maysville.

Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Community is a 32-bed facility located off the AA Highway, and is currently under construction.

Governor Presents $800,000 in Grant Funding for Hospice Assisted Living Project

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined state and local officials in Maysville Friday for the presentation of $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for Hospice of Hope’s planned assisted living facility and separate Hospice inpatient facility, known as Kenton Pointe Assisted Living. “This is something to celebrate, ladies and gentlemen,” Beshear said of the Hospice project. Beshear said harsh economic times and the state’s budget woes eroding its ability to provide basic services should not and are not excuses for “doing nothing.” “Instead, we have taken the opposite attitude here in Kentucky, we have become more aggressive in making things happen,” he said.

Beshear said regardless of the economy, Kentuckians are finding ways to maintain and improve services, including access to quality health services. Beshear said it is hard to believe that there is no assisted living facility in the Buffalo Trace area, making the Hospice project a special cause for celebration.
The 32 units in the assisted living facility will each have a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and small laundry and provide senior citizens the independence many crave while placing them within reach of assistance when needed. The eight in-patient units for Hospice are for those who require more care and services but still allows them to be in a home-like environment.

Beshear said there is no better program than Hospice for such a project because of its service to people during a difficult time in their lives. “I’m proud that the state could step up and be a part of this,” he said.
Beshear said a primary focus for his administration has been the creation of jobs, something this project will also allow. “It’s going to create construction jobs and right now that’s really good news… it will also, as I understand it, create 40 permanent jobs,” he said.

During his remarks, Beshear spoke of other healthcare-related initiatives undertaken during his administration including K-Chip and a dental initiative, both of which increase health care access to children. “A healthy child or a healthy Kentuckian is going to be a productive Kentuckian,” Beshear said.

Additionally, Beshear said the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program had helped secure more than $62 million in prescription drugs for those who cannot afford the necessary medications on their own.
Beshear said the state has laid the groundwork for a statewide network of trauma care and is in the process of establishing a health information exchange which can allow a doctor to access a person’s full health history from anywhere. Beshear said the information exchange would reduce costs for people since fewer duplicate procedures would be done.

Beshear commended all who have been involved in the Hospice project, recognizing State Sen. Robin Webb, State Rep. Mike Denham, Mason County Judge-Executive James “Buddy” Gallenstein, Maysville Mayor David Cartmell, the Buffalo Trace Area District Development staff and Kavin Cartmell, executive director of Hospice of Hope, for their efforts.

Beshear also recognized Bob Vance, Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection secretary, and Tom Fern, state director of Rural Development from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “You know folks, these things don’t just happen,” Beshear said. “They happen because all of you come together to make it happen.”

David Cartmell said there are two projects the city has been working on since he first became mayor. One, the Hayswood Hospital, is still a work-in-progress, but the dreams of an assisted living facility are coming to fruition.

Gallenstein also said an assisted living facility has been a goal since he became judge executive.
“What a great day for our community,” he said.

Webb offered her congratulations for “Team Kavin” and praised Hospice for being a “special organization” that has touched many families, and will continue to touch families.

“I’m a baby boomer, too, and certainly the needs are going to be greater than perhaps the resources we have,” she said.

Denham pulled a sheet of paper from his pocket during his remarks and said it was a list of projects foremost in his priorities. He said he is now able to mark off the assisted living project.

“On the other side of this I have new ones, which I’ll talk to you about next week,” Denham told Beshear.
Kavin Cartmell introduced Sally Teegarden to share her story about her experiences with Hospice. Hospice was with Teegarden’s mother, father, mother-in-law and father-in-law when they passed. She also trained to be a volunteer with Hospice.

Teegarden said some time after she lost her father she ran into a woman who had helped care for him. That woman told Teegarden she still missed her father.

“Hospice of Hope became like an extended family to us,” Teegarden said.
Teegarden said with Hospice of Hope, a family has peace and hope during a difficult time.
The final plans for the assisted living and in-patient facilities were unveiled during the presentation just before the check presentation, which Beshear joked was the “really important part.”
The $800,000 in CDBG grant funding is only a portion of the funding for the project. Hospice of Hope has also received a Rural Development Community Facilities loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $3 million with an interest rate of 3.75 percent over 40 years.
Total cost for the project is estimated to be between $7 and 8 million.
Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2011 with the facility opening in 2012.
The facilities will be located on 25 acres near the Kenton Station Golf Course.

Story from The Ledger Independent.
Copyright 2012 Ledger Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Construction Has Begun!

After more than two years of planning, Hospice of Hope has officially broken ground on two exciting community projects.  In late 2012, a 32-room Assisted Living Facility and an 8-bed Hospice Inpatient Center will call Maysville their home.  Hospice of Hope is in the process of creating a “Senior Living Community” environment where the design, location, amenities and grounds will be home-like, but safe and supervised.  Highlights of the project will be Kenton Pointe Assistant Living and the Care Center at Kenton Pointe, which will provide inpatient care to Hospice of Hope’s patients.

This project is currently being built on 34 acres of land adjacent to Kenton Station Golf Course in Maysville, Kentucky.  The anticipated completion date for these projects is mid-October of 2012.  The total costs of these projects is over $9.5 million dollars and Hospice of Hope had secured funding for approximately $8 million.

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