American Orchards is truly a locally owned and operated family business. Founded by Benjamin Searle, Casey Balmforth, and Alan Archibald (two brothers-in-law and a father-in-law), we bring a personal touch to our senior community that separates us from other larger-scale facilities in the area. We live in Gilbert, our kids attend school in Gilbert, and it’s where we call home. We’re committed to making our town and local community better by offering uncompromising care to our seniors and an excellent place to work, volunteer, and visit for all of our neighbors.
Although our story officially began in 2009 when our first assisted living and memory care community opened its’ doors in Mesa, our connection and commitment to senior care dates back to our earlier years and experiences as our own loved ones bravely faced the challenges of aging and memory loss. We learned first-hand through these life lessons what it’s like to be a family member who has to make the often difficult decision to seek out more help.
We understand that it can be stressful and difficult, and that it can come with a degree of guilt and anguish. It was during these earlier years when we first began to take notice of the importance and need for quality senior care in a safe and inspiring setting. We’ve been able to collectively put together the most important knowledge that we’ve gained and apply that understanding when at first, envisioning, and then ultimately realizing our senior communities. We are lucky enough to have had the opportunity to design, develop, and operate 5 facilities from the ground up, all in Arizona. We’re very proud of the fact that we put uncompromising care first and that that promise will always remain our top priority.
Award-Winning Assisted Living in Arizona
We are proud of the awards and feedback we’ve received in only two years of serving the Gilbert community.
- Best of Gilbert 2017
- Top Ten in Ranking Arizona 2018
- Wonderful online reviews from happy residents and their satisfied loved ones
- Zero deficiency surveys for both of our buildings—we go above and beyond to make your stay at American Orchards safe, healthy, and comfortable
Specialized Memory Care Approach
At American Orchards, our specialized memory care program, called Pathways of Promise, was designed specifically with a gerontologist and focuses on all 4 areas of wellness: cognitive function, social interaction, physical health, and spiritual well-being. Our highly trained memory care team includes round-the-clock licensed nurses and certified caregivers, each of whom patiently and compassionately assist with:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Lewy Body
- Frontal Temporal
- Other specific forms of dementia
Our Mission and Values
People matter most, and our purpose is to make life’s journey wonderful for our residents. We are engaged in providing an inspirational place for our residents while creating a spectacular living experience that is safe, healthy, and happy—one that truly fosters purpose and dignity.
Any assisted living facility can provide basic needs for seniors, but we at American Orchards aim for excellence in all we do. We therefore post our core values for all to see as a constant reminder to strive for:
- Inspiring Humanity
- Great People
- Kindness and Dedication
- Thoughtful Personal Touches
- Incredible Customer Experience
- Unwavering Integrity
- Compassionate Culture
- Enriching Environment and Design
- Continuous Improvement and Learning
We believe in a person-centric approach to elder care. From the design, layout, and functionality of our living spaces to our team members’ focus on close, personal relationships with our residents, we have applied the principles of a genuine and complete person-centered care environment to every aspect of our community. We look forward to meeting you and your loved ones, and helping you discover all that American Orchards has to offer. Contact us today.