The assisted living community contains 45 apartments, from studios to two-bedroom units with screened in porches, in a building that sits next to an 18th- century farmhouse that has been in the same family for nine generations.
Daisy Hill is less than a half-mile from the quaint downtown of Versailles and yet affords easy access to the medical and amenity hub of Lexington.
“Versailles is such a beautiful place,” Executive Director Chad Helton said. “It gives you that small town feel, out of the hustle and bustle of Lexington. Yet, you’re still just a short drive from the city.”
Helton is new to Daisy Hill but not to senior living communities. He has 15 years experience at local communities and his first job in high school was waiting tables at a Lexington community.
“That’s when I fell in love with seniors and the spirit to serve,” he said.
Service is the hallmark of Daisy Hill.
“Many of the local communities have recently added new buildings and they are beautiful,” he said. “But it’s what inside that counts.
“We have compassionate staff members who care for our residents from the bottom of their hearts.”
Being small and independent allows Daisy Hill to train staff to meet the needs of each resident as an individual. Helton calls it the “independent difference.”
“We train our staff so they can create a unique, individualized experience for each resident,” he said. “We learn about our residents as individuals and what their needs and interests are.”
Along with the luxurious apartments, Daisy Hill has beautiful open areas to be shared by all, a dining room with three meals a day served restaurant style and a private dining room for special occasions.
A multi-purpose room with a patio and salon sit at the rear of the building, and residents can enjoy an enclosed, open air courtyard with a sitting area and flowers. Some of the apartments open up to the courtyard.
Helton has hired a new social director who will emphasize arts and sciences so that residents can engage their minds.
Common activities will include shopping sprees, trips to Keeneland, guest speakers and access to Falling Springs Park and Recreation Center and much more.
“We want to make every moment better for our residents,” Helton said.
“We offer a gap between independent living and skilled care, and we’re set up to expand that time for residents so they can continue to enjoy their lives.”