Walking through the entrance of Emerald Bay Retirement Community, you can sense that something is very different, you might say unexpected. It feels as if you’ve entered someone’s well-appointed Great Room, albeit in a huge home. That is exactly what the management company, BAKA Enterprises, Inc., had envisioned.
With years of experience in long-term health care, Katherine Tegen and Barbara Bittner launched “BAKA” being a shorthand combination of “Barbara” and “Katherine”. They approached senior living as an opportunity to establish a unique environment for residents. They also sought to create training and educational opportunities for their team of professionals and staff. As leaders in the industry, they are planning to expand that learning to others in the field through an online training program focused on their methods of care.
Emerald Bay offers a personalized approach when meeting the individualized care needs of their residents. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with a variety of care services, such as medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulation and more. In addition, Emerald Bay has an onsite therapy gym where residents can receive physical, occupational and speech therapy – assisting with their overall health and independence.
“Cultivating independence gives residents a strong sense of self-worth and promotes longevity,” explains Michael Fredrickson, vice president of business development
Their approach to care distinguishes the team at Emerald Bay. The residents live in spacious apartments but are also encouraged to meet new people and socialize throughout the community. Their activity directors invite residents participate in daily activities, such as playing bingo, enjoying a cocktail hour, group outings, walking and exercise, or taking a cooking class led by their own chef.
Are you tired of maintaining the upkeep of your home/apartment, or are you lonely and would benefit from socializing with others on a daily basis? If you answered yes, then you may want to consider making a move to Emerald Bay sooner than later. With their new independent living option, residents may move into Emerald Bay with no care needs and enjoy all the amenities included on the campus. Resident’s may move in, age in place, and enjoy the ease of living right here in Hobart.
Many of our Thornberry Creek and Indian Trails families choose Emerald Bay as the retirement community for their loved ones. We continue to get positive feedback from our community and our magazine staff has even volunteered at Emerald Bay. In the magazine, we have featured a few of their special events. You may recall reading about their Veteran’s Day Salute, Weekly Happy Hour, and many resident reviews. Our resident staff members from the magazine have attended and assisted with these events. It has been a wonderful opportunity to volunteer our time and connect with the amazing team of individuals providing care right here in Hobart.
Moving to Emerald Bay does not mean life is coming to a close. It can be an exciting beginning where residents can meet new people and share new experiences, while their loved ones feel confident that the team at Emerald Bay will be there to care for all their needs. When the time comes to choose a new home, we have a wonderful option for your loved ones right here in our own community.
If you or your loved one is interested in making Emerald Bay your next home give them a call at 920-544-5041 or stop by Emerald Bay at 650 Centennial Centre Blvd. Hobart, WI 54155 to take a personalized tour today.