About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Tanque Verde- and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities has shared since 1999, when our memory care community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care.
The Perfect Location
Located in the east side of Tucson at the base of the majestic Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde is close to hospitals, shopping and all amenities that Tucson has to offer. With over 300 sunny days per year, residents of Emeritus at Tanque Verde enjoy outings and drives to nearby Aqua Caliente Park, Sabino Canyon and the Saguaro National Monument. Beautiful walkways and bicycle paths surround us for residents and families to enjoy.
Our homelike memory care community has 42 senior apartments all on one level for easy access for our residents.We have three wonderful apartment types: private, studio and companion suites. A studio is a smaller shared room where two residents share a bedroom, a closet, and a bathroom. Our companion suite has two bedroom areas with a shared entry door and bathroom. Our private units have a bedroom, closet and bathroom.
Enjoy dining with friends and family in the private dining room or eating with other residents in our main dining rooms, relaxing with a good book in the library or kicking back in the TV room, or strolling with friends along the walking paths in the courtyard. These activities give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company. We also offer a wide range of activities each month, home cooked meals, and off-site excursions. Each day at Tanque Verde is about living life to the fullest and letting us take care of all the mundane daily chores.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We want to be a resource for our families and provide quality services throughout the industry. We work with Medical Arts Pharmacy, Resultz Hair Salon, Doctor Bock, UMC hospital as well as local rehabilitation facilities like HealthSouth and Manor Care Health Services.
Tanque Verde prides itself on the longevity of our staff. The management team is comprised of professionals that have tenures as long at 10 years in our community. Tanque Verde is very selective when choosing who will make up this team to serve its residents; only those with the caring, compassionate hearts are selected. Many caregivers have over 6 years in our memory care community and one has been with us 11 years.
We previously have had a caregiver win the Caregiver of the Year award then given out by the Alzheimer’s Association. We have also had 2 caregivers acknowledged by the TLC group for excellence in caregiving. We routinely receive deficiency-free surveys from the state.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Place to Live
At Emeritus at Tanque Verde, we understand the needs of someone suffering from memory loss and cater our activities program to the needs of our individual residents. Choices in social, physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and creative activities are encouraged. Families are welcome to join us for music lovers or our dog races any time.
Our activity program includes exercise, gardening, music, and pet therapy throughout the week. We are helping our residents remain social with social time, and healthy with our exercise program like balloon volleyball.
Partnering with the Local Community
We participate in the annual Pima Council on Aging caregiver conference and the Alzheimer’s Association memory walk. We also host an Alzheimer’s Association support group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month from 5-6 PM. Additionally, we partner with local healthcare professionals so that our families are able to continue their education.
Three homemade meals are served each day. An entree and desert is provided at each meal. Meals are served in a restaurant-style atmosphere so that residents can enjoy conversation with the company at their table while having a satisfying culinary experience.