A leading senior housing provider in Los Angeles has announced plans to develop a new facility in Playa Vista.

The Los Angeles Jewish Home is planning to open its first Westside senior care complex at The Village at Playa Vista, the second phase of the planned community.

The facility will be designed to serve the residential, healthcare and in-home needs of approximately 600 seniors. The 18-month wait list for the new care facility already includes about 400 people, half of whom live on the Westside, a Jewish Home spokesperson noted.

Known as the Gonda Campus, the community will feature The Brandman Building and will include a 176-unit continuing care retirement community for independent seniors. In addition, the campus will provide 24 units for assisted living and memory care.

“I am very excited and encouraged with the development of the Playa Vista site on the Westside,” said Leslie Gonda of the Gonda Foundation, which supported the new campus.

Molly Forrest, Jewish Home CEO/president, added, “With seniors being the fastest growing segment of the population, providing services on the Westside has been a Jewish Home dream for many years. As we enter our second century of service, it is a testament to the generosity of the donor community and dedication of our board that we are now on a path to turn this dream into reality.”

Located near the Gonda Campus will be a Brandman Centers for Senior Care, a Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) site that will offer services for an additional 240 senior residents. Plans also call for a 60-bed nursing facility to be established nearby.

“The Playa Vista community is looking forward to being the home to the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s new Westside facility,” said Playa Capital Company Co-President Patti Sinclair. “There is an enormous need for senior facilities in this area.”

The Los Angeles Jewish Home annually serves more than 2,600 seniors through a continuum of services. Among the services are residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.

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