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 Willow Ridge – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities has shared since 1993 – when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Located in welcoming McCook, NE, Willow Ridge is an ideal community. From a relaxing atmosphere to themed events to day trips, Willow Ridge is a truly well-rounded community of care and support. Willow Ridge offers a variety of options for our residents. Our care is directly dependent on their comfort. From retirement living with a safety net of care provided to each resident, to our assisted living facility with varying levels of care, we will customize our services to each senior we serve.
Our homey community has 91 senior apartments all on one level for easy access to our residents. Of those, we have 34 Assisted Living apartments, and 57 Independent Living apartments. No worries about tumbling down stairs, difficulty maneuvering around in an elevator and no confusing floor plans. Whether dining with friends in the dining room, relaxing with a good book in the library or kicking back in the TV room, gazing at the stars under the gazebo or strolling with friends around the grounds, or through the halls- it gives residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company. Our ice cream parlor and fresh popcorn are always a hit for everyone. We also offer a wide range of activities each month, home cooked meals, and off-site excursions. Each day at Emeritus at Willow Ridge in McCook is about living life to the fullest and letting us take care of all the mundane daily chores.
Emeritus at Willow Ridge believes that work ethic and relationships begin at the top. Because our management and department heads work so well together, this easily and naturally passes onto all of the staff. We have formed a bond that promotes teamwork and community, with one goal in mind, providing the best possible care for our residents.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
We have resident led Water Aerobics in our Spa. We offer during the week two exercise classes per day. We do have transportation available for scheduled rehabilitation to our state of the art treatment center located down the hill at our Community Hospital.
Partnering with the Community
Our residents are encouraged to plan an active role in our community. Our community, in return, treats them as one of their own. We partner with the Humane Society (resident make homemade dog biscuits for the dogs.) Ministerial Association comes weekly to officiate Christian Services. Our Chamber of Commerce has coffee connections at Willow Ridge.
With a certified Dietary Manager at Willow Ridge and the dietary team serve three meals daily to our residents. Each meal offers a choice of entree, salads, homemade breads and desserts. Meals are served restaurant style focusing on socialization between residents to enhance their dining experience. Residents may enjoy family for guests for any meal as a part of the Willow Ridge family. Monthly we offer Candle Light dinner and a spot light chef presentation.