COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (August 2, 2023) – Jesse Sias, an experienced leader in senior living management, has been named executive director of The Farms at Bailey Station.
Sias joins The Farms as the community continues its transition from a start-up vision to a vibrant benchmark for senior living and health services.
“The Farms is truly a unique oasis for seniors building their future with security and peace of mind,” Sias said. “I’m honored to lead a team dedicated to the health and happiness of our residents and their guests.”
Sias brings to The Farms 25 years of experience in senior living operations and management. Prior to joining The Farms, Sias held leadership roles at non-profit continuing care retirement communities in Texas and Indiana.
He has a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from the University of Houston and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
The Farms at Bailey Station features 63 custom garden homes, including 22 townhomes and 41 detached lots, and 176 independent-living apartments complemented by a clubhouse featuring five distinct dining venues, extensive gardens, fountains, outdoor kitchen with dining, built-in firepits, croquet and bocce courts, dog park, and an event lawn with stage.
The Farms at Bailey Station, a LifeCare retirement community, includes the Jordan River Health Campus, offering assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehab and respite care to both Farms residents and the public.
What was once a site filled with trucks, steel, and concrete, has now become an oasis for seniors building their future with security and peace of mind. In just a short period of time, The Farms at Bailey Station Senior Living Community and its Jordan River Health Campus is setting the benchmark for unsurpassed senior living and expert health services in Collierville, Tennessee, and beyond.
Take a look at the video above to see how far we’ve come. Then take another look to see just how much you gain by making The Farms the place you call home.
When Jack and Mary Lois Thomas moved to their independent living neighborhood at The Farms at Bailey Station retirement community in March 2022, they felt the warm welcome of so many new neighbors. In fact, there’s one welcoming neighbor they’ll never forget—the Jordan River Health Campus. Located right on The Farms campus, Jordan River made all the difference in Jack’s life after he unexpectedly fell ill not long after moving to The Farms. It was through the quality care he received at Jordan River that he was able to return to his independent living neighborhood.
“By choosing to move to The Farms and having a plan in place for the future, not only did we experience firsthand the security of being taken care of, but also the comfort of that care being available literally next door,” says Mary Lois. She added, “It just reinforces our thinking all along—that we don’t want to have our family or kids take care of us—and be a burden to them.”
To hear more from Jack and Mary Lois, watch their video.
We were thrilled to learn The Farms was named “Best Senior Living” for the second year in a row by the readers of the Collierville Herald. We are so proud and honored to have received this Readers’ Choice Award again this year. We’d especially like to thank all the readers for their support and voting for us—to you, we are truly grateful!
The build-out is mostly complete except for some of the Garden Homes, and The Farms at Bailey Station near the border of Germantown and Collierville is filling up.
Fifty percent of the 176 apartments are now occupied and 30 of the 63 garden homes within The Meadows at The Farms are now occupied, according to Michelle Vincent, executive vice president of the community’s developer, Retirement Companies of America (RCA).
“We expect all of The Meadows to be built and occupied by the end of 2024,” Vincent said.
RCA is a locally-based developer and operator of senior living communities that will turn 40 years old next year. It operates sister community Kirby Pines as well, which RCA is preparing for a significant repositioning improvement to its campus in the first quarter of 2023.
“One of the biggest realities for us is that we have moved from developing this community (The Farms) after many years to fully operating this community,” she said.
Which is why the company is looking to bring on qualified staff and team members to serve its growing number of residents.
On The Farms’ health campus, which is called the Jordan River Health Campus, residents are now living in the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and RCA is preparing to welcome residents in memory support in October.
The Farms is offering those services, plus inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, to Farms residents and people who don’t live there.
“There are some people who don’t choose to move into an independent living retirement community and remain in their home until they need a greater level of care,” Vincent said. “The Jordan River Health Campus is available to those people who need a direct admission for a family member who may need assisted living, memory support or skilled nursing or inpatient and outpatient rehab.”
Jordan is a Medicare-certified community so people would use Medicare and private insurance.
The Farms at Bailey Station is among the nation’s most advanced model retirement communities.
RCA visited more than 200 communities around the country to bring the most innovative ideas in architecture, design, living, dining and health care to The Farms.
The community’s Central Park has beautiful gardens, sparkling fountains, an outdoor kitchen with dining, built-in fire pits, croquet and bocce courts, a dog park, and an event lawn with stage. The new Clubhouse is a hub for dining, fitness and wellness, education, entertainment, pampering and worship.
Outdoor spaces are a priority The Farms. From common areas to first-floor apartment patios, outdoor spaces were intentional in the design to provide the health benefits of fresh air and to make residents happy.
The Meadows community of garden homes features a lake with walking paths as well as Chimney Park, a gathering space with dual-fuel outdoor fireplace and grilling station. There are multiple dining venues throughout the campus.
The Jordan River Health Campus features secure garden spaces and courtyards to provide natural light and fresh air, both covered and open. The 60-suite skilled nursing residence lobby has a translucent floor with water flowing underneath. Thirty of the suites are available for inpatient rehabilitation and short-stay recoveries, with access to outdoor courtyards to promote healing.
There are 52 private assisted-living suites, 32 private memory-support suites, and 4,300 square feet dedicated to both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
The Farms at Bailey Station is located at 3300 S. Houston Levee Road east of Ridgeway Country Club, north of Poplar Avenue. For more, visit TheFarmsAtBaileyStation.com or call 901-328-4850.
What do residents really think of The Farms at Bailey Station? Sales Director Mary Cross shares with us as well as one of their top reasons for choosing to live here.Resident Programs director Michelle Horn talks about the wide variety of activities and amenities The Farms offers to promote all aspects of wellness, from Independent Living to Assisted Living and Memory Support.