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Welcome to The Keystones of Cedar Rapids! Every person who chooses to make Keystone their home has not only lived an extraordinary life but shares the desire to keep living life to the fullest. Whether you choose independent living, assisted living, or memory care at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, we guarantee you will be both inspired and enabled to do just that! “
” Located on a beautifully landscaped campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, our senior living community is committed to providing you with the ability to thrive! A highly engaged social life, physical and mental stimulation, and exceptional, innovative personal care are our cornerstones.
And, of course, you will enjoy living where you are safe and feel both secure and confident in your home. We know you. We got you. Welcome home. “
” Wherever you are on your path, The Keystones of Cedar Rapids offers a lifestyle to support you in your goals and passions. Make the most of the freedom you’ve earned with maintenance-free independent living. For an extra level of help to live your day your way, we, of course, offer assisted living. For your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, our exceptional holistic memory care provides opportunities for growth, meaningful engagement, and empowerment while celebrating each resident’s individuality.
Independent Living—At The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, a spacious, exquisitely designed one- or two-bedroom apartment home is just the beginning. Dine sumptuously in our resort-style independent living dining room. Watch the sunset over the range. Stay on top of your game on the putting green. Strengthen your body at the fitness center. Laugh with friends at Happy Hour. Just give your concierge a jingle. We love our residents! “
” After our residents make the leap to maintenance-free Independent Living at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids in Iowa, it isn’t long before we overhear them wondering aloud what they ever did without our astonishing list of amenities and services. The journey to a truly fulfilling lifestyle begins with a spacious and private one-bedroom apartment home, gracefully appointed with hardwood-style floors and a full modern kitchen. One all-inclusive payment covers extended basic cable, all utilities except personal phone service, and all household maintenance from the plumbing to pulling that last garden weed. Residents will delight in all our delicious dining options, each enjoyed from a table in the elegant and exclusive independent living dining room.
Wake each day to wide-open views of the lush Cedar Rapids, Iowa, landscaping, meticulously maintained by our staff. Tantalizing aromas waft out of the dining room from the fresh and seasonal plates prepared by our talented culinary team. The day is yours. Take a fitness class or join neighbors for a hand of poker. With a wealth of thoughtful amenities and services at your disposal, your time and energy are always well spent. “
” Assisted Living—Along with a roomy, exceptionally comfortable apartment home with a kitchenette, assisted living at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids gives your loved one access to a personalized care plan that directly addresses the support they need with activities of daily living. With a bit of friendly, knowledgeable, and highly skilled professional support, assisted living residents can pursue their interests and passions with gusto. “
” If the only thing standing between your loved one and the independent life they love is some difficulty with the tasks of daily living, you have found the right place. We thrive on lending a helping hand! At The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, we tailor a care plan to specifically address areas of stress in each resident’s life, providing the support needed to do the things they really love to do. “
” Our private and stylish apartment homes are designed for ease of navigation and comfortable living, with carefully chosen elements including a bright sitting area in many and spacious kitchenettes. A caring team of associates is on hand around the clock, with a 24-hour emergency response system built into each living space. Maintenance-free living includes three fabulous chef-prepared meals each day, all utilities except phone included, household upkeep, and weekly housekeeping and laundry services. No need to worry—we’ve got you covered. “
” With renewed energy, our assisted living residents can take advantage of everything we have to offer at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids. Our uniquely engaging enrichment and entertainment programming promises a sparkling menu of opportunities to stretch, strengthen, be curious, and have fun. Residents can join friends for a lunch outing to Zeppelins Bar & Grill or a shopping trip to Lindale Mall or Target. They can wade into the pool for an aquacise class, and then catch a matinee in the theater at the resident clubhouse. There’s nothing that can’t be done with a bit of assistance and the support of a wonderful community. Help your loved one get to know their own strength again. “
” Memory Care—Memory loss is a condition that affects the whole family. Our Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Holistic HarborsSM Memory Preservation enrichment program strives to build deeper connections, improve physical well-being, and reduce stress; helping promote meaningful interactions between you and your loved one. Our forward-thinking and respectful environment encourages security, peace of mind, a sense of accomplishment, and a life of joy. “
” For a person living with memory loss, a welcoming environment that’s easy to navigate is essential. This is why The Keystones of Cedar Rapids offers elegant studio suites designed with comfort in mind. Residents enjoy their own space with a private bathroom, secured access to community spaces, and beautifully landscaped walking paths. Our dining room is bright and elegant, with nutritious meals that not only awaken the palate but more importantly supports brain health by slowing the loss of brain function. Our executive chef prepares delicious food daily that follows the MIND Diet guidelines and our residents have the option to choose from these offerings with every meal. “
” Your Happiness is our Guarantee! You have lived an amazing life and have earned all the freedoms brought by retirement. We truly believe your new home at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids offers all the independence, care, and support you not only deserve, but so you can live life to the fullest. We also know deciding to move is never easy. Choosing a new place to live can feel scary. We understand. This is why we are pleased to offer you our Happiness Guarantee! In the unlikely event you are not fully satisfied with The Keystones of Cedar Rapids in your first 30 days of residency, we will not only refund your money, we will pay you up to $1,000 toward the cost of relocation.
All utilities and cable included, except phone.
We provide weekly housekeeping and laundry services.
Engaging opportunities and a warm, social community help seniors live a more fulfilled and happier life. At The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, we are committed to providing relevant and compelling ways to stretch the intellect and strengthen the body every day. In addition, residents benefit from our innovative approach to personal care all wrapped in a cozy, inviting home atmosphere, where each resident can enjoy the serenity, security, and sense of fun they deserve. From quiet meditation to a cooking seminar to a White Star Ale House outing, there’s something for every taste at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids.
Stay fit with our Walking Club, Zumba, Water Exercise, Chair Yoga, and Keystone Skip Bo. Stay sharp with Brain Boosters, Pinochle, Bingo, Wii Games, and Stitchin’ Sisters. Stay connected with Men’s Coffee, Ladies’ Coffee, Aperitif Club, Book Club. And Trivia with Jim. Stay inspired with Chapel, Communion, Crafts, Music, and Theater Thursday.
At The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, we are focused on matching our supportive care to the needs of our residents. Before moving in, you will have a personalized assessment to determine your specific needs and to build a care plan that fits.
For our assisted living and memory care residents, we offer caring assistance with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting assistance, transfer assistance, reminders for meds, med administration and reminders for social activities.
Independent Living residents have full access to our life enrichment programs to encourage socialization, participation and active living. It is also not uncommon that your private practitioner may offer a service that allows him or her to come to the community to provide care.
Our Directors of Health and Wellness are trained to work directly with your health care providers to help coordinate care and provide assistance. Our Concierge can assist with setting up third-party appointments (doctors, physical therapists, etc.) for all residents, if desired.
We know that exercise, physical activity, and access to therapy is vital to our residents. The Keystones of Cedar Rapids residents have access to our gym for exercise or to meet with a physical therapist. Though we do not provide on-staff physical therapists, we are pleased to make recommendations or coordinate referrals. In case of emergencies, we have care staff onsite 24/7.
The Keystones of Cedar Rapids services and amenities include an exciting program of ways to stay fit and connect with community and live well, scheduled transportation and valet service, housekeeping and linen service, onsite wellness resources (labs, podiatry, and salon services), care associates onsite 24/7, in-home pull cord system for assisted living and memory care residents, and covered parking is available.
Independent living advantages include large one- and two-bedroom floor plans, chef prepared cuisine with countryside views, inviting clubhouse and fitness center, shimmering swimming pool and putting green, concierge seven days a week, enriching events and entertainment, gorgeous maintained landscape, welcoming restaurant style dining room, utilities included (excluding personal phone), and in-home washer and dryer.
Assisted living services and amenities include spacious apartment homes with kitchenette; many homes with sitting rooms; restaurant style dining serving three meals daily; delicious and healthy snacks available at all times; elegant clubhouse with theater and activity center; swimming pool, fitness center, and putting green; full calendar of enriching activities and fun events; complimentary resident laundry center; onsite wellness services and therapies; and nurses and care associates onsite 24/7.
Holistic memory care services and amenities include private suites; warm community designed for easy navigation; three nutritious, inviting meals daily; specially trained associates available 24/7; meaningful and engaging activities calendar; secure access to courtyard and landscaped paths; linen and personal laundry service; thoughtful wellness and exercise programs; health status monitoring by licensed nurse; and Holistic Harbors?—Cutting edge memory preserving enrichment programming for memory health and lifestyle enrichment. A harbor is a protective shelter for people on journeys through rough waters, providing safety and security from challenging conditions. A holistic approach is treatment of the WHOLE person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. At Keystone Senior, we have used the extensive evidence on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to develop a holistic memory care program that treats the whole person. The Holistic HarborsSM philosophy is to focus on connection rather than loss. Enrichment activities are carefully chosen to connect with each resident’s interests, and preserve skills that remain. Holistic HarborsSM encourages and utilizes programming that has been shown to not only maintain, but possibly improve both brain fitness and health, as well as general well-being as we age. Opportunities at Keystone communities are customized to provide each memory care resident with Physical Exercise, Cognitive Exercise, Stress Management, Meaningful Social and Individual Engagement, Multisensory Activities, and The MIND Diet.
Physical Exercise—Regular physical exercise is associated with slowed cognitive decline, slower decrease in activities of daily living, and improvement in immediate and delayed memory. The Holistic HarborsSM memory care program has opportunities for exercise five days a week, with exercises suitable for a variety of interests and physical conditions. Keystone communities have a variety of physical activities, including walking clubs, dancing classes, chair agility, and games.
Cognitive Exercise—Cognitive exercises include games (word search, word puzzles, number games, matching games, etc.), as well as reading and writing activities that keep the brain active. These are very individual; some prefer word games, others prefer numbers. Some people have difficulty reading, while others keep reading as their disease advances. The many interest-based clubs (gardening, crafts, sports, cooking) incorporate cognitive opportunities for residents at all ability levels.
Stress Management—There is a clear connection between stress and disease progression, including those diseases associated with memory and cognitive changes. Current research reveals a connection between several stress management techniques and memory retention, sense of well-being, and even slowing of brain loss. Meditation, Yoga, and Tai Chi are restorative stress management practices incorporated into the Holistic HarborsSM memory care program.
Meaningful Social and Individual Engagement—People’s interests often stem from their life experiences. Because we have gathered rich life stories from our residents, Keystone communities offer diverse opportunities to fill their days with fun. There are several “clubs” where groups of residents can work together. There is a gardening club for the gardeners. Those who no longer dig or plant, may help pick the flowers and vegetables. The cooking club prepares recipes to snack on and special treats for holidays. Some residents follow a recipe, some measure, some stir. In Holistic HarborsSM, if a resident doesn’t want to participate in a group activity, a staff member will engage them with a one-on-one activity.
Multisensory Activities—Memory disorders and other dementias do cause cognitive problems, but sensory experiences can still be a joy. Communication with words may deteriorate, yet we can communicate through the senses. Sensory activities such as listening to calming music, stimulating the sense of smell through baking cookies or aromatherapy, and relaxing hand massages are a daily part of Holistic HarborsSM.
The Mind Diet—Since the beginning of time, food has been used for its healing and medicinal qualities. Additionally, studies have shown that choosing to eat food that follows the MIND Diet can help prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by as much as 53%. This is why every meal served at Keystone communities provides our residents with the opportunity to effortlessly follow the MIND Diet while enjoying delicious and nutritious food.
Examples of Holistic HarborsSM Programming
Support Groups—Support groups are helpful to individuals newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Several studies have shown decrease in isolation, increase in social support, improved quality of life and enhanced communication. Holistic HarborsSM memory care programs include monthly support groups for residents with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease, and their families.
Music—Familiar music can awaken memories and engage residents in social activities. Some listen to music and may sing along. Other residents have performed music in the past, and are encouraged to continue this meaningful activity. We have a resident at a Keystone community who may forget names and places, but she can still perform a concert for the whole community. Music programs are a daily part of Holistic HarborsSM.Art Therapy—Even individuals who have never before participated in art can communicate through art activities. Research with art therapy for individuals with Alzheimer’s reports increased attention and improved social behavior and self-esteem. A resident in the memory care art program who no longer speaks painted a picture of the lakes in Minnesota, to share his fond memories with his wife. All Keystone communities include art therapy regularly in the enrichment calendar.
Multisensory Experiences—Multisensory activities are integrated opportunities to experience something through several senses. “A Trip to Paris” may include French music with a video display of Impressionist art, and French onion soup for lunch. A virtual baseball game may include a video display of baseball highlights, hot dogs for lunch, and familiar baseball music like “Take Me Out to The Ball Game.” These experiences are planned around residents’ interests.
Independent living and assisted living residents at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids may bring their own car and take advantage of our free parking. General exterior parking is always free and reserved spots may be available at an additional fee.
The Keystones of Cedar Rapids provides scheduled transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping centers, grocery stores, and other local places of interest via our comfortable community vans.