Deer Trail Assisted Living Breaks Ground on $9 Million Community

Construction on Deer Trail Assisted Living, a new 57 apartment, $9 million community in Rock Springs, Wyoming got underway last week.

The community is located on 4.5 acres adjacent to the Young at Heart Senior Center and will offer services to people 62 years of age and better, it will be licensed by the Wyoming Department of Health under Level II licensure which includes Alzheimer’s care.

Lenders include four regional banks, Rock Springs National, 1st Bank of Rock Springs, Bank of Commerce of Rawlins and Jonah Bank of Wyoming.


Kiewit Building Group, LLC, the general contractor for the project, broke ground in mid-April on the single story 43,000 square foot building based upon a prototypical design refined by Kephart Architects.The building will be comprised of two residential neighborhoods – forty four (44) assisted living and thirteen (13) memory care apartments.

A full range of amenities will include multiple life enrichment spaces, dining rooms, bistro, card/game rooms, theater/chapel/library, salon, spa, beauty and barber shop, laundry, and private courtyards. Memory care services will be provided in a secured neighborhood designed for people with dementia. The community will provide scheduled transportation and a wide variety of optional services.

A Physical/Occupational Therapy program is being planned.Encore Living Group, LLC will provide management services for Deer Trail. With over 40 years of development and operational experience throughout the United States, Encore brings a well-qualified approach and team to the operation of the community. Encore creates welcoming communities, in a residential environment, with consistent and value oriented convenience services that support independence and connection between people. Fun and life enriching programs are at the heart of the community.


Under Wyoming state regulatory guidelines, Deer Trail staff will be trained in providing exceptional service in the care and supervision of persons living with cognitive impairment. Encore has a simple and straight forward value system – a complete respect for the communities and people served. This value system engenders a compassionate and successful management philosophy:We enjoy this business, the people and families we serve. Encore is committed to “Carefully –Managed – Community”