Getting Started at Opus

Getting Started

Life at Opus means peace of mind and a focus on wellness. You can rest assured that we will be here to serve you while creating meaningful relationships along the way. Our team of professionals is ready to give you the perfect amount of assistance and support so that you can always feel your best.

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Is the Time Right for Senior Living?

Senior living offers a lifestyle built on amenities and services that will keep you feeling your best. If you are feeling lonely at home or isolated from regular social opportunities, senior living can give you the connection you are seeking. If you are looking for peace of mind, you’ll find quick access to team members round the clock. If you are ready to feel good, feel confident, and make new friends, then senior living is right for you.

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We’re Here for You

Opus East Memphis is operated by The Arbor Company. For more than 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing the lifestyle and care seniors need to stay healthy and feel connected. We are passionate about forging meaningful relationships with everyone who steps through our doors and providing a lifestyle that will make healthy aging easier than it is at home. From our engaging activities to our chef-prepared meals to our outstanding wellness program, you can find a home here. And it’s all backed by our exclusive 60-day satisfaction guarantee.

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It Begins with a Conversation

Finding a senior living community begins by talking about it with your loved ones or friends. Your physician may mention the option, your family members may tentatively bring it up, or you may take control and advocate for your own desire to choose the Opus lifestyle. Our team members are ready to answer your questions at every step of your senior living journey.

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More Affordable Than You May Think

Senior living is likely much more affordable than you may think. When you take into consideration your current mortgage, utility bills, landscaping or other home maintenance costs, and other fees you pay to attend your favorite activities or go out to eat, senior living often costs less monthly — and gets you access to so much more! Let us help you discover additional programs, such as veterans’ benefits, that could help offset assisted living and dementia care costs.

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Moving to Opus Senior Living

Making the Most of Your Move

The team at Opus will make sure your move into your new home goes smoothly. You’ll feel welcome right away, and it won’t be long before you are settling right into your new routine. Why wait until your move-in day to experience life here? Schedule your tour today, and choose a time to join us for a meal in our dining room. We’d love to have you as our guest and introduce you to some of the people who make Opus such a special place.

Options to Meet Your Needs

Opus offers independent living apartments, cottages, assisted living, and dementia care options for our residents. We provide individualized care and assistance for each level of care, personalized according to the preferences of each senior who calls our community home.

Independent Living

Ideal for the active senior seeking a social lifestyle.

Assisted Living

For seniors who want a luxury lifestyle, with extra assistance and peace of mind.

Dementia Care

Designed especially for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

Getting Started FAQs

I don’t know anyone who lives in your community. How can I make new friends?

There are always friendly faces at Opus! Our residents tend to become fast friends, and you can meet new people easily. Try joining one of our community clubs, attending a social program, or simply saying hello to a few new people you see in the halls.

How do I know which type of senior living is best for me?

We’d love to help guide you through that decision. Our team can learn more about you and any challenges or worries you may have before you decide to move. We have years of experience and can confidently lead you in the direction of the senior living option that is best for you.

Opus offers four types of senior living options on one campus: independent living apartments, independent living cottages, assisted living, and dementia care. No matter where you live, you will enjoy the amenities, the activities, and the Opus lifestyle, including personalized care and deep connections with those around you. However, assisted living and dementia care offer more specialized care and additional assistance, which is ideal if you could benefit from easy access to caregivers or are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

I’m a bit shy. Do I have to attend group activities?

At Opus, you always get to make your own decisions! We know everyone has unique personalities and preferences, and our team works hard to develop opportunities everyone will enjoy. You may choose to skip out on large group activities but participate in a lecture or book club. If you don’t see something that interests you, tell us! We are always looking for new ideas.

I have a special diet. Can I still eat in the dining room?

Our chefs are trained and prepared to offer a variety of entree options for any diet. Our dining team strives to cook healthy meals with very little added sugar and no added salt — but with plenty of flavor! We cater to many different tastes and dietary needs, and we will work hard to help you meet your health goals.

Is there a buy-in fee?

You won’t have to worry about a buy-in fee when you choose Opus. Instead, you pay for the services you need when you need them, month by month.

What's the difference between rental senior living communities and CCRCs in Memphis?

CCRC's—or continuing care retirement communities—are designed specifically for seniors, anticipating that they will remain in the community as their needs change. Just like at Opus, CCRCs allow residents to age in place, transitioning from independent living to assisted living or dementia care if their needs change. Different from Opus, which is a rental community, seniors pay significant fees, both monthly and at move-in, for their space at a CCRC. These fees vary widely from community to community, but as of 2021, the average entrance fee was $300,000. Opus residents only pay monthly rent, never a move-in or entrance fee. 

Can I come and go as I please?

Absolutely! You can head out to meet your friends at a favorite restaurant or attend a family dinner. For the safety of our dementia care residents, our Evergreen neighborhood is secured. Residents can still go out but need to be accompanied by a staff member, family member, or friend.

Are meals included?

Assisted living and dementia care services feature three chef-prepared meals each day in our social dining room so you can enjoy meals with your friends and neighbors. Independent living apartment and cottage residents enjoy breakfast and their choice of either lunch or dinner every day in the dining room. 

Want to share your meal experience with family members or friends? We’d love to serve them as well. You can order guest meals for your visitors to enjoy in the dining room with you.

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What's Happening at Opus

Friendsgiving Open House

11.30.22

The Opus East Memphis Friendsgiving Open House was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy tasty treats, warm up with hot apple cider, and meet new friends. It was a great time and already looking forward to our next open house! 

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An Evening of Art

11.28.22

All of our Opus Founders Club, Priority Club and waitlist members were invited to share an evening of art at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens on Thursday, November 10th. Museum Director, Kevin Sharp, provided a special tour of the Doris Lee exhibit for our Opus guests. Each person took home an appreciation of Doris’ evolution as she shared her artistic vision in various styles through the years. Special thanks to Chantal Drake and Kevin Sharp for the lovely evening!

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Meet Melissa Stevens, Community Sales Director

11.22.22

Melissa will be serving Opus as a Community Sales Director. She has over 15 years of experience in senior living, and over 20 years of healthcare experience. Melissa moved to Memphis from Ohio two years ago. She is the proud mom of three daughters, and spends her free time painting and loving on Hunny Bunny, her lop-eared pet rabbit. Melissa believes senior living is the most rewarding of all healthcare paths, and is looking forward to opening so, "all of the vibrant families we have deep connections will all live here together."

 

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Meet Jill, Community Sales Manager

11.22.22

Jill is joining our Opus team as a Community Sales Manager. She has over a decade of experience in senior living, and began her career as a marketing researcher for senior housing. A true "southern girl," Jill was born in Georgia, raised in Alabama, and graduated from the University of Mississippi. She is most looking forward to Opus opening its doors so all of the depositors can move into their new home and becoming friends and neighbors. Says Jill, "I cannot wait for this gorgeous place to open!" We can't wait either!

 

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Opus Construction Progress: November Week Two

11.11.22

Construction update for last week: The pool contractor is ready to start on-site of the independent living building. Inspections are 90% complete on the second floor of the assisted living building, and drywall is complete in cottages one through eighteen. We are looking forward to many pool parties!


Come and see for yourself what Opus East Memphis has to offer. Call us today at 901-763-8169 for more information!

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