The Lafayette: A Fun Place To Live Independently

The-LafayetteAs the photo above indicates, life at an elegant, full-service retirement community like The Lafayette shares little resemblance to the gloomy “nursing homes” of another era.

The Lafayette at Lexington Country Place is an independent living community that offers continuum of care on one campus with a reputation for high quality care for three decades.

Inside the doors of The Lafayette, you’ll find a lobby with a library, dining room, living room, club lounge, private dining room and two outdoor patios – often the site of parties and fun gatherings.

Bridge is the most popular activity, but residents also have access to happy hour, guest speakers, bingo, book club, bible study, exercise, line dancing and more.

Residents have shopping days and outings to places like Keeneland and the Derby Museum in Louisville.

The Lafayette also provides three meals a day and transportation for local errands.

Moreover, The Lafayette provides independence for its residents, who no longer feel like a burden to family members.

“Residents get to spend quality time with their adult children instead of asking them to care for them,” said Autumn Dominski, The Lafayette’s marketing director for four years. “This creates peace of mind.”

Peace of mind also comes with the safety The Lafayette provides.

Someone is there 24/7 so residents can get help immediately, which is not always true at home.

Lexington Country Place, which has served Lexington for 34 years, is attached to The Lafayette and features personal care and skilled nursing care.

Personal care has 22 apartments, and skilled nursing care has 111 beds.

Between the two, residents can “age in place.”

The Lafayette boasts 16 different apartment floor plan options, ranging from small studios to 1,000 square feet, two-bedroom apartments.

The Lafayette features 149 apartments and houses 164 residents, both singles and married couples.

Said Dominski: “Our residents always say the same thing, ‘I wish I would have moved here sooner.’”