Elevate Safepoint

Elevate Safepoint is a new, prototypical model of affordable assisted living and memory support. It serves as an alternative for seniors in secondary and tertiary markets.

The first community built under this model is nearing completion in Clearwater, Fla. It is owned by Safepoint Senior Living (Clearwater) and Elevate Senior Living (St. Louis).

Small household model

The community comprises six small households that can flex between different care levels, from assisted living to memory support and independent living, depending on the evolving demographics of the market.

The assisted living and memory support households house 16 studio units each, for a total of 96 units.

Each household includes its own residential living and dining spaces with a country kitchen that conceals the central nurses’ station. Additionally, each household will have one unique amenity space, such as a bar or library to encourage residents to socialize by visiting other households.

A shared clubhouse with amenities and support services will also be offered, including a destination café, spa, and wellness center. The six households will wrap around a private courtyard.

This first Elevate Safepoint community includes 16 affordable, active adult duplexes and an amenities center, as well. These residences are arranged around pedestrian gardens.

Florida-inspired amenities

The architecture of the community is designed to reflect the relaxed and outdoor lifestyle of Gulf Coast Florida. This is achieved via light colors such as soft white and sky-blue pastels; broad, covered porches; walkways; and a senior-friendly pool designed to facilitate safe and gradual entry, water walking, and fitness classes.

Community residents will have access to a salon, fitness room, bistro, theater, bar, and gaming room, as well.


Project details for Elevate Safepoint:

Location: Clearwater, Fla.

Expected completion date: May 2023

Owner: Safepoint Senior Living

Total building area: 91,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: N/A

Cost/sq. ft.: N/A

Architecture firm: HKS

Interior design: Spellman Brady & Co.

General contractor: ARCO

Engineering: Spring Engineering (civil), Hart Gaugler + Associates (structural), Solutions AEC (MEP)

Landscape: Spring Engineering