Where will the Kensington be located?
The Kensington will be located at 801 S Pacific Coast Highway, at the corner of Knob Hill. We look forward to bringing the very best in senior living to the families of Redondo Beach and the South Bay!
When will you open?
We plan to open in summer 2019.
How do I reserve a suite?
We are currently accepting reservations which require a refundable deposit to be on our pre-opening waitlist. Contact our team to reserve a suite.
What type of services will The Kensington provide?
The Kensington will be an assisted living and memory care community, catering to those seniors who need help performing one or more daily activities, such as eating, dressing, or bathing. We will be licensed by the state of California as a “Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.”
We also have extensive expertise in caring for those with memory impairments, who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or Parkinson’s Disease. If you’re unsure about whether The Kensington is the right fit for your loved one, we encourage you to contact us so that we can take your situation into account, personally.
What sets The Kensington apart from competitors?
We offer care beyond what most other traditional assisted living communities can deliver. Our enhanced care model includes a full spectrum of clinical support, delivered by a diverse team of best-in-class professionals, such as licensed nurses on-site around the clock, primary care managers and a network of area specialists. Medication/diabetes management includes injections; frail seniors are welcome; and residents do not need to move out if needs and preferences change.
How does The Kensington care for those with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s?
We offer two levels of memory care, which enables us to support seniors with any degree of memory loss. Each tier addresses challenges unique to specific phases of disease progression. Connections is for residents coping with early to middle stages of loss, and Haven is for residents experiencing later stages. Both are secured environments, which provide 24-hour security that prevents unsafe wandering. Compassionate care managers and other staff strive to preserve the highest quality of life for each resident. Programs and activities focus on strengths, maximize comfort and relieve anxiety. Also, ongoing support is available for families to help anticipate change and manage fallout.
Who owns The Kensington?
We are privately owned by a small group of career-long senior living professionals who comprise Kensington Senior Living. Our leadership dreamed of developing a community where they would want their own parents to live, if needed. So they did—in Maryland, New York, California and Virginia.
Is the lease month-to-month? Or are there other requirements?
Residents do not need to will their home and assets to us before they move in. They can keep what’s precious to them wherever they choose to keep it. We lease suites on a month-to-month basis for whatever length of time wanted or needed.
Can spouses, partners, or companions move in together?
We happily accommodate couples. When one half of a couple needs care, or when one needs assisted living but the other requires memory care, we offer support that meets the needs unique to each individual.
Will The Kensington be pet-friendly?
We are pet-friendly. Medical and scientific studies show that pets are significant contributors to emotional health and wellness. Our teams have observed their positive impact firsthand, and we simply love having them around. Residents may bring small pets to live with them. We require a minimal deposit.
What financial support is available for Assisted Living residents at The Kensington?
In many cases, payments made to live in an assisted living community are tax deductible. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the cost of maintenance of personal care services that are required by an individual who is either 1) unable to perform at least two activities of daily living or 2) suffers from severe cognitive impairment and requires supervision to protect self and others from threats to health and safety, may be tax deductible if such services are provided pursuant to a plan of care prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner. A letter from a physician prescribing a plan of care and possibly meeting other conditions could be required. Consult a financial professional for advice.
What will The Kensington look like?
Here are a few renderings from our award-winning architect:
And photos of our other Southern California property, The Kensington Sierra Madre:
The building will be two stories (approximately 80,000 square feet) designed to reflect a combination of Mediterranean and Spanish influences. There will be 94 suites, spread across Assisted Living and two Memory Care “neighborhoods” for those residents with various stages of memory loss.
Abundant common areas and lifestyle amenities will be located within the community – including a parlor, dining room, café, library, cinema, on-site physical therapy, salon, activity room, and more – for the exclusive use of Kensington residents and their guests.
Outdoors, the property will be fully landscaped with mature palms, jacaranda trees, and local plantings. There will be 74 parking spaces, 4 will be designated for handicap and 5 will be equipped with an electric car charging station. Additionally, there will be patios, courtyards and garden areas on the ground level along with balconies on the 2nd floor where residents can be outside in a secure setting.
What is the current construction schedule?
Construction began in October 2017 with demolition of 9 of the 10 buildings (excluding the Kindergarten Building) currently on the property. Construction will be completed in early 2019.
What is going to happen to the “Kindergarten Building?”
The Kindergarten Building, located at the far northwest corner of the property, will be renovated for use as a guest cottage for friends and families of our residents.
Who can I reach out to if my organization is interested in partnering with The Kensington?
Tiffany Tomasso, founding partner at Kensington Senior Living, would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, or discuss partnership possibilities over the phone. The easiest way to get in touch with Tiffany is by filling out the Contact Us form.
How can I apply for a job at The Kensington?
While the bulk of hiring will happen closer to our opening, we are always in search of qualified candidates. If you have a love for seniors and spirit to serve, please see our Careers page or Contact Us.
How can I contact someone at your organization or the construction company directly?
Please feel free to contact us through our website, or through any of the below contact methods with questions about The Kensington Redondo Beach’s construction, operations, or any other related topic. We also invite you to visit our FAQ for immediate answers to the most commonly asked questions.
- The Kensington Redondo Beach
Main phone: 424-241-2064
What if I have a question that is not included here?
If you have a question that we have not addressed, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!