The Farms at Bailey Station, a brand-new, not-for-profit LifeCare community, has named Jeff Walrond its first Executive Director.
Walrond, an experienced administrator of retirement communities and senior health services, will oversee all aspects of The Farms, which is nearing completion along the Germantown and Collierville border.
Walrond joins The Farms from PruittHealth Moncks Corner in South Carolina, where he was an organizational leader. Previously he served in numerous roles of responsibility at communities in North Carolina and Virginia.
“What a great honor and opportunity it is to join what is setting a new standard for retirement living in the Mid South and the nation,” Walrond said. “We look forward to many opening milestones coming up and becoming an employer of choice in the region.”
The Farms is expected to create 250-275 permanent new jobs by mid-2022.
Opening later this fall, The Farms at Bailey Station will feature 63 garden homes, with 22 of them townhomes, and 176 independent-living apartments with clubhouse.
Its health campus, opening this fall, will feature secure garden spaces and courtyards to provide natural light and fresh air, both covered and open. The 60-suite skilled nursing residence is called the Suites at Jordan River, a name chosen to symbolize the healing and spiritual importance of the Jordan River in Israel. The lobby will feature a translucent floor with water flowing underneath your feet as a symbol of the river. Thirty of the suites will be available for inpatient rehabilitation and short-stay recoveries, with access to outdoor courtyards to promote healing. In addition, The Farms also will offer 52 private assisted-living suites, 32 private memory-care suites, and 4,300 square feet dedicated to both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.