A new assisted living home that will offer customized support for residents is set to open soon in North Central.

North Central Shores Assisted Living Home will open at 8825 N. Third Ave., near the canal and Sunnyslope High School. Tom Bliss, who has owned the lot since 2005, said he discovered the property was ideal for an assisted living community. Residents will be provided with all meals, laundry service, help with dressing and other personal care and support with caregivers on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While there will not be doctors and nurses on staff, healthcare and hospice professionals can visit to treat residents as needed. The assisted living home primarily will house those with physical problems. It is not designed for those with dementia, Bliss said.

The home will feature eleven, full-size bedrooms with large, private bathrooms and big-screen TVs in each room. The design includes Spanish tile in the bathrooms, 10-foot-high ceilings, ceiling fans, patios and an activity room for religious services, musical performances from visiting musicians, games and other entertainment. Residents will be able to garden in raised beds outside and visit the canal to feed ducks who live there.

“Our philosophy is customer service,” Bliss said. “We want our residents to have what they need. We want to deliver a customized living experience for our residents so they have the things they want, the food they want, the activities they want.”

Residents can cover the cost with private insurance or their own funds. The rent will likely be about $7,500 a month, not including other services they might choose to add onto the basic support.

North Central Shores Assisted Living Home is looking for caregivers to hire. Applicants can call 602-341-6150 or email Bliss at tom@northcentralshores.com or the home’s executive director, Sandra Webb, at sandra@northcentralshores.com. To learn more, visit www.northcentralshores.com.