The owners of Queen Anne Manor have tapped Integral Senior Living to take over management of the retirement community, with the changeover expected by the end of the month.

Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St., is one of three Capitol Seniors Housing properties in the Seattle area that will be turned over to ISL to manage. The others are Harbour Pointe Senior Living in Mukilteo and Maple Leaf Assisted Living & Memory Care.

Capitol Seniors Housing, which is based in Washington, D.C., is a private equity-backed real estate acquisition, development and investment management firm. It was founded in 2003, and recently opened an assisted living and memory care facility in Mountainside, New Jersey. It has more than 90 senior housing communities nationally.

Maple Leaf and Queen Anne Manor mark Integral Senior Living’s introduction to the Seattle market. The company is based in Carlsbad, California, the state accounting for the bulk of ISL’s senior living communities; it operates in 17 other states. Queen Anne Manor is currently managed by Vancouver, Washington-based Milestone Retirement.

“We are so proud to be able to add these dynamic communities to our management portfolio,” said Integral Senior Living CEO and COO Collette Valentine-Gray in a news release. “Each will soon have all the hallmarks of ISL communities, including engaging and stimulating programs for residents and associates with a passion for personalized care. We look forward to making these new additions the premier communities ISL is known for across the country.”

While Seattle is a new market for ISL, it manages several other Capitol Seniors Housing properties outside the area, said Carrie Delaney, divisional vice president of sales and marketing.

Delaney said ISL representatives have already had separate meetings with Queen Anne Manor residents and families.

“So far, it’s been very well received, which a lot of times is typical because they know if things are being changed, there’s probably benefits with those changes,” Delaney said.

ISL will conduct walkthroughs of its new senior living communities with a focus on “first impressions,” Delaney said, and compile a list of planned upgrades.

“In past communities, (CSL has) been very open to doing what needs to be done,” Delaney said.

It does the same with the programming at each community.

“We evaluate the current programs that are in place,” Delaney said,  “and then we enhance them with the ISL programs we have in place.”

ISL lists as its signature programs its Generations for memory care, an active lifestyle and wellness program called Vibrant Life and its Elevate culinary program, “so making sure as much as possible we’re making things from scratch,” Delaney said.

“We are definitely flexible with communities in terms of what makes sense for them,” she said of the changes coming for Queen Anne Manor.

One thing that will not change is staffing.

"Our goal and our plan is to retain Queen Anne Manor associates to protect the relationships they've developed with residents, family members, one another and with the surrounding community," Delaney wrote in a follow-up email to the Queen Anne News.

The Queen Anne Community Council currently uses the senior living facility as a meeting space. Delaney said ISL wants to keep its doors open to the community.