The aging population of the United States has prompted many retirement home providers to begin thinking about how to accommodate the growing number of seniors who may require a little bit more assistance.
In Southlake Texas, Watermere at Southlake is planning a significant expansion of its current residences with a diverse array of housing options - from independent and assisted living to memory care units, according to The Southlake Journal.
The 67-acre retirement living community is looking to add another 148 beds with a four-story building that would be 144,426-square-feet.
The plan is sure to please residents who would welcome even more company, such as current Watermere residents Dave and Sherryl Roberts, who moved into the area three years ago.
"The lifestyle is even better than we expected, and we are surrounded by fantastic people who all share as a family," Dave Robers told the publication. "We love the Keller, Southlake area, and this was an opportunity to find our retirement home and stay in the area."
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information estimates that up to 70 percent of baby boomers will need some kind of long-term care in the future, according to TCPalm.com.