Anna Maria of Aurora: Celebrating over 60 years of Quality Care

Anna Maria campus

Some milestones are rather personal. Others are more than worth sharing. Especially when that milestone can be so life-changing for senior parents having difficulties with housekeeping, transportation, and other activities of daily living at home.

That milestone, of course, is, Anna Maria of Aurora’s 60th Anniversary… and another great reason to have that serious conversation about finding a senior living community that everyone can feel comfortable with. And a visit to the Campus of Anna Maria of Aurora.  We’re Experts at this. 

Why? There are so many reasons: the attention, and a senior lifestyle, that provide genuine peace of mind. Not to mention a much more sensible financial model that delivers a better way to pay for senior care.

Anna Maria of Aurora does not require upfront investments, buybacks, or any such “give it all up” financing model.

Anna Maria’s payment model is simple, fair, and transparent. Residents pay only for what they need, and “as you go.” So, families pay month-to-month with no long-term commitments; you will never have to pay for care you may never need.

Superb care, active lifestyle

Anna MariaAnna Maria of Aurora offers a full continuum of care, with settings to match should the needs of your loved one change. They can enjoy Independent Living on a lovely campus, and transition to Assisted Living without the need to move.  They stay in the same apartment.

From full 2-bedroom apartments to right-sized studios, even to care in your own home, Anna Maria of Aurora is ready to help. Again, it’s just common sense: meet people where they are, determine what services they need, and then provide the best setting to satisfy those needs.

Without distant, corporate chain management, Anna Maria of Aurora can offer a Senior Living continuum of care that features fully Independent Living as well as Assisted Living… all more focused on the needs of your loved one. So, they can enjoy every day, “age in place” happily, and thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.

One family, one campus, one big advantage

Anna Maria isn’t just an enterprise; it’s a family’s legacy. The Norton family has owned and operated Anna Maria for three generations: 2024 is our 60th anniversary! And to this day, we remain one family at one campus, where every day we’re caring for – and accountable to – your family—creating a senior community that goes above and beyond. One that holds 5-star ratings from Medicare across the board. And it’s beautiful.

Bob Norton, Sr. founded the original Anna Maria nursing home in 1964, when Bob and Loretta Norton had a vision – assisting their family members as they aged. (Wanting his mother and aunt Anna living closer, Bob purchased an available house and land at 889 North Aurora Road. A small nursing home was established, and as they say, the rest is history. Bob passed on the business to his two sons, Rob and George. Today, the leadership team includes Rob and his two nephews, Aaron and Chris. Aaron’s wife is a Clinical Dietitian there, her sister is a Director of Nursing, and Chris’ sister works as a life enrichment coordinator.

This hands-on, family approach has been the key: providing the continuity that allows Anna Maria to retain staff (many of whom have been there for many years), while continuously improving and modernizing both facilities and care settings.   The family holds the company motto to heart: “Every Resident, Every Family, Every Day.”

A better way to live

“We are not a senior living chain or part of a large corporation,” according to Aaron Baker. “People are our business – our residents, our families, and our staff – and we strive to do right for every resident and every family, every day. Being kind and accountable, honest and helpful.”

 “We’ve never lost focus of what truly makes a great senior living community,” he observes. “It all begins with a great staff. Just one example: our Assisted Living Clinical Manager, Patricia Williams LPN, was recently named a ‘Top Nurse’ by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She was nominated based on over 40 years of dedication to care and compassion.”

It’s been like that for 60 years now. So, if it’s your turn to help your loved ones realize their dream of a safe, comfortable lifestyle, we invite you to visit The Campus of Anna Maria of Aurora.

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