A Campus Community
Chris Ridge is one of largest and most comprehensive continuing care communities in the Greater Phoenix area. Our campus offers four different types of communities, including:
- An elegant retirement community, offering a wide selection of apartments, for independent seniors looking for the security, convenience and comfort.
- Assisted living apartments, located on the third floor, are for residents who need some extra assistance with activities of daily living.
- Our memory care community on our first floor offers 22 small and large studios, including Friendship Suites for residents in need of companionship and a lower cost living option.
- Our skilled nursing facility, located on the same floor as our Assisted Living community, is the skilled nursing hub for all 13 Emeritus communities in the Greater Phoenix area – as well as for anyone in need throughout the immediate area. Should a resident fall and break their hip, have a stroke or suffer any other injury or illness and require around-the-clock nursing care, we offer both short- and long-term rehabilitation in an upscale community that feels like home.
With everything available on one campus, residents can easily move from one community to another should their health needs change. Their friends and surroundings remain the same, helping making the transition virtually seamless.
A Perfect Location
Chris Ridge offers it all – all on one beautiful campus, centrallly located right off I-17 and just next door to Phoenix Baptist Hospital. We’re also close to the diverse amenities throughout the North Phoenix corridor – the Spectrum Mall, which is less than a half mile away, many banks and restaurants, several libraries and churches – anything a resident could want is within just a few miles.
Our outings include trips to the Phoenix Theater, the Phoenix Symphony, the opera, and the local casinos. We also take residents to the local Irish Cultural Center, the Japanese Friendship Gardens and several senior centers in the area. What’s more, a senior center owned by the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, is located right here on the Chris Ridge campus.
A Wonderful Selection
From spacious apartments in our large retirement community to skilled nursing care, we offer virtually every type of service and amenity that a resident would need.
Independent Living - Our one- and two-bedroom retirement apartments are bright and spacious, each with either a patio or balcony, full kitchen and at least one bathroom – some handicapped accessible.
Assisted Living - Our third-floor assisted living community provides 36 studios, each with a private bathroom equipped for seniors, as well as a kitchenette.
Memory care apartments are available as private studios or as Friendship Suites for residents who need companionship and are looking to share rent costs. All accommodations include wall-to-wall carpeting, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, all utilities including cable and a 24-hour emergency response system.
Skilled Nursing - Our 60-bed skilled nursing facility provides both shared and private rooms – and its residents have access to the entire community.
Throughout our campus, common areas abound, and all residents have full access to all of them, providing many opportunities for them to make friends, visit with family and partake in our full calendar of activities.
Our lovely café is much like an upscale bistro. Our library has a large selection of books, as well as a computer lab with six computers and Internet access. Our retirement community also offers an activities room, a cinema room for movie nights, a well-equipped and highly utilized craft room, a spacious dining room, a beauty salon and a billiards room. Memory care and assisted living also have their own dining rooms, where they too are served by a helpful and courteous waitstaff.
In the center of our campus is a large heated outdoor swimming pool, partially covered by an awning, so that residents can enjoy the pool without worrying about being out in the direct sun. A jacuzzi is also located in the pool area.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
For convenient, expert care, Chris Ridge has its own rehabilitation services group – Chris Ridge Premier Care and Rehab – here on campus to care for any resident in need of physical, speech, occupational and other rehabilitative services. Services are also available to our skilled nursing residents – on a short- or long-term basis, depending upon the severity of their injury or illness.
In addition, many health-care providers come in from the surrounding area to see residents in the comfort of their own homes, from local physicians to several hospice agencies. We also sponsor a variety of health clinics. A visiting podiatrist provides comprehensive foot care, especially important for our diabetic residents. Through our mobility clinic, we offer residents free maintenance for their wheelchairs, walkers and other rehabilitation equipment. And we offer wellness clinics during which a nursing staff provides on-site blood pressure checks, as well as vision and hearing screenings.
We take the Emeritus motto – “Our family is committed to yours” – to heart and live this promise in everything we do. We are here to provide assistance with whatever our residents need, whether that’s help sorting through the complexities of social security, finding a new doctor or using the Internet.
Our warm, caring and professional staff, many of whom have been here for four years or more, are devoted to making sure residents feel well cared for and that they know they can depend upon us for all of their needs. From our three full-time Executive Directors, three Community Relations Directors, four Life Enrichment Directors to our dining staff and all of our Resident Assistants, our family truly is committed to our residents and their families.