Dementia, and specifically Alzheimer's, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As Plano’s senior population continues to grow (37% growth between 2013 and 2017), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Plano, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 121% between 2013 and 2017. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 25%, showing that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is higher than the rest of the nation (8.32% in Plano vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
In order to help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's find the support and care that their loved ones need, we've compiled information below about the cost of Memory Care, how to get financial assistance to help make care more affordable, free resources, etc. Also included are reviews of the best memory care facilities in the area, which cover pricing, types of care provided, residents' reviews, and more.
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For memory care facilities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to memory care in Texas. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what's required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.
Note: Memory care is typically provided in communities licensed as assisted living facilities, and in general, costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services. No authoritative cost data is available for this type of care, so we estimated memory care rates by adding 25% to assisted living fees in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.
In Plano, memory care costs approximately $5,244 per month, slightly over the state average but lower than the U.S. average.
The Texas state average of $4,998 per month for memory care is roughly $250 under Plano's price; on the other hand, the national price of $5,625 is roughly $400 over it. Memory care is quite a bit more expensive in the state capital of Austin, where seniors see monthly average prices of $6,681. Lubbock, at $4,938, and San Antonio, at $4,266, offer cheaper rates.
Seniors who don't require round-the-clock supervision and are seeking a relatively affordable option for care may opt for adult day health care, which runs only $1,517 per month. Aging in place with the support of in-home care or home health care is another option; both kinds of care average $4,862 a month in Plano. At $4,195, assisted living is approximately $650 cheaper than home care. Finally, nursing homes are the most expensive options; Plano seniors pay an average of $5,627 per month for a semiprivate room.
Note: Data for Plano was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.
Since not everyone can afford to pay for memory care out-of-pocket, it's important to find alternative methods to help make memory care more affordable. Some of these options include:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Memory Care in Plano.
A number of affordable or free supportive resources for Plano-area older adults are available through government programs, as well as from some private nonprofits. Assistance ranges from help with transitioning between life stages to investigating quality of care concerns in shared living communities.
|The Senior Source||214-525-6155||Services offered by this community nonprofit are aimed at bolstering financial stability and emotional well-being for Plano-area seniors. Among its many initiatives, it offers a caregiver support program that puts an emphasis on providing assistance to unpaid family caregivers. The Senior Source also offers an Elder Financial Safety Center that works to keep seniors secure and astute regarding money matters.||Dallas, TX|
|AGE of Central Texas||512-451-4611||Based in the state capital of Austin, this nonprofit organization serves the general region. Its offerings include fall prevention classes and Memory Connections Online, a virtual program intended to bolster the mental health of seniors in the early stages of dementia or memory loss. AGE can also help older adults access its free medical equipment lending locker.||Austin, TX|
|Dallas Park and Recreation Active Senior Adult Programs||214-671-1602||This project of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department offers social activity and educational opportunities for area seniors. Relatively sedentary seniors in the early stages of dementia or memory loss can benefit from playing problem-solving games such as bridge and dominoes, while more active older adults can socialize by participating in the program's walking clubs, aerobics classes and day trips.||Dallas, TX|
|Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman||877-323-6466||This office is tasked with following up on complaints regarding quality of care and possible abuse in assisted living facilities and similar long-term care environments. Other responsibilities of the members of the office include providing relevant information to seniors and family members seeking guidance on financial support that can help pay for long-term care.||Austin, TX|
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.
To choose the best memory care facilities in Plano, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.
Overall, our team:
Located in a metropolitan neighborhood in Plano, Texas, Arbor Hills Memory Care is strategically located near the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and the Baylor Regional Hospital. It is a member of Koelsch Communities, bringing with it more than 55 years of trusted memory care expertise. As a family-owned facility, it strives to deliver high standards of service to residents whom they treat as their own families. Registered nurses are available round-the-clock and are professionally trained to manage individual care plans. They also have direct contact with physicians. On top of quality care, the community has signature programs that not only provide enjoyment but also preserve cognitive and physical health. The facility implements music therapy, a program that creates personalized playlists for residents in coordination with their families and friends. Music therapy is a staple at Arbor Hills and is believed to reduce agitation and anxiety and improve cognition.
Families praised the nursing staff for being compassionate and attentive to their loved ones, as well as showing them respect. One reviewer says, “Caring and capable staff, excellent communications with staff, great participation with coordinating providers, beautiful facility. Our family member is respected and well cared for. We very much appreciate Arbor Hills!"
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Dallas, Arbor House of Garland provides assisted living and memory care in a peaceful setting with manicured courtyards and walking paths. The memory care unit is led by licensed nurses and highly trained staff focused on meeting residents' cognitive and social needs. Registered dietitians formulate tasty, nutritious meals and promote hydration for healthy bodies, while structured activities help residents enjoy routines and feel successful. To stay engaged, residents play brain-stimulating bingo games, do puzzles and gather for community happy hours, bible discussions and movie nights. Bright, contrasting blue, green and yellow colors throughout the facility's decor provide sensory stimulation and aid in visual perception.
Family members praise the community for its warm, nurturing atmosphere and kind, energetic staff. One reviewer comments, “The staff of Arbor House really seems to care…The staff is great, really excited to get everything going, pays close attention to everybody who comes in. My mom doesn't have any complaints. It is a very positive and happy environment.”
Memory care is all Arden Courts does, and this facility does it very well. The community is intentionally designed for safety and comprised of four self-contained houses, which residents live in either private or shared bedrooms with half baths. Each house has several common areas, including an activity and craft studio and wellness center. The entire campus is enclosed, which lets residents come and go freely indoors and outdoors. Over a quarter mile of walking paths in the landscaped courtyards provide generous room to roam independently. Plentiful common areas promote socialization, and numerous visual cues are used to help residents navigate and remain oriented. The staff is specially trained in caregiving techniques for multiple types of dementia and partnership with each resident’s family, creating an individualized service plan that adjusts as the resident’s needs change.
Family members express gratitude to Arden Courts for the exceptional care loved ones receive and the relief in knowing they're safe. A health care provider from the Baylor Neuroscience Center, who frequently refers patients to the facility, wrote, “Arden Courts Richardson does wonderful care, and their staff is extremely well trained. I love their property and grounds; it’s just exceptional.”
Atria Richardson is one of 225 Atria Senior Living communities. While the facility lies in Dallas County’s Telecom Corridor, it’s set in a quiet residential neighborhood. In addition to independent and assisted living, Atria offers Life Guidance Memory Care. The separate neighborhood provides individualized care from a specially trained staff that undergoes additional mandatory training annually. The secure outdoor areas let residents stroll the grounds freely, fostering a sense of independence. Twice-daily exercise programs help to limit cognitive decline, and the Legato music program helps stimulate memories. Each resident has a memory display outside their room with familiar photos and mementos to make navigating back to the apartment easier. A vibrant Culinary Excellence program incorporates residents’ personal tastes. Professionally trained chefs emphasize local ingredients in season, and residents are graciously served meals with full table service.
The delicious food and warm, inviting surroundings are big hits with residents’ family members. One shared, “I've picked a wonderful spot for my mom. From the executive director all the way to every caregiver, they are loving. They know my mom's name. When I walk in the door, everyone can tell me how my mom is doing.”
Avalon Memory Care in Plano houses up to 16 individuals in a luxurious single-story home. Residents live in tastefully furnished, spacious private or semi-private bedrooms. The large and bright living room boasts a massive rock-lined fireplace, and the state-of-the-art kitchen turns out nutritious home-cooked meals and snacks. A 6-foot cedar fence encloses the beautifully landscaped backyard, where a gazebo, walkways and blooming gardens create a serene, park-like retreat. Avalon’s national award-winning memory care program honors each individual’s unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Residents' activities schedules are customized to provide a high standard of living. Avalon’s staff is trained specifically to work with individuals with cognitive impairments. This skillfulness and compassion, combined with the intimate environment, ensure that residents enjoy an enhanced lifestyle that consistently meets their evolving needs.
The meticulously clean interior and artfully manicured exterior grounds garner great praise for Plano’s Avalon community. One daughter shared of her recently deceased loved one, “Our mother never experienced bed sores or was left in soiled clothing! She was bathed and had her PJs changed EVERY day! The staff sanitized the entire house daily! This is an excellent location.”
Bader House is home to 24 residents with memory loss. The high staff-to-resident ratio lets the selectively hired caregivers spend a generous amount of quality time with each resident. The staff joins the residents at the five daily home-cooked meals, using the time to socialize and deepen relationships. Residents can enjoy playing with the house pet or relaxing in chairs by the fire. The secured community has a large fenced backyard, and the residents are free to garden on the patio or stroll the walking path. Residents sleep in private rooms, however, several common spaces are comfortably furnished to encourage peer socialization. The staff at Bader House receives ongoing training and are hired as much for their positive, compassionate personalities as for their professional skills and knowledge.
Family members of residents offer high praise for the lovely facility, deliciously prepared meals and highly skilled, attentive staff. One woman wrote, “Bader House is an answer to prayer! It is like a home with approximately 20 plus residents. The owners designed this concept from their experiences in the field of Alzheimer’s. The staff is beyond exceptional! Their loving care is evident.”
Located in the heart of Allen, this faith-based, not-for-profit senior living community covers a large campus with several living and care options. Active seniors reside in 22 spacious, one and two bedroom retirement living apartments. Those who need support with the activities of daily living can choose from 32 one-bedroom and 18 studio assisted living apartments with private bathrooms. The Christian Care Life Plan Community also provides outpatient therapy, Home2Stay Personal Assistance Services and hospice. Individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia live in the Bluebonnet Memory Care Assisted Living community, which contains 18 studio apartments with private bathrooms. Certified Dementia Practitioners administer innovative therapeutic programs that incorporate technology and sensory-engaging activities. A secure courtyard garden provides relaxed time in nature, while excursions to local points of interest, exercise programs and social events keep energy levels high and residents engaged.
Visitors love the beautifully designed campus and warm family feeling. A woman who placed her parents here wrote, “I am over the moon with this Assisted Living Facility. After being there three weeks, my mother passed unexpectedly. My father remains, but he has dementia. The people there are phenomenal and so caring. I never worry about him.”
DaySpring Senior Living is a faith-based community for seniors that's staffed by professionals who understand that care requires honor, trust and dignity for every resident. Seniors at DaySpring have the option to attend church services every Sunday and Wednesday morning on site as well as a regularly scheduled bible studies throughout the week. The deeply spiritual nature of this facility is complemented by the works of art produced by residents and interior pieces designed to engender a sense of belonging. To make everyday life a pleasure for the seniors who live at DaySpring Senior Living, there are exercise and wellness programs in addition to three delicious meals prepared daily. The dedicated staff here provide everything from medication management and housekeeping to 24/7 personalized service. Transportation is also available to locations throughout Plano.
A close friend of one of the residents said, "Dayspring is without a doubt the most loving and caring senior living facility in DFW Metroplex and beyond. From caretakers, nurse, to admin clerk staff and kitchen workers and housekeepers, the quality of services here is 5 stars!"
Discovery Commons at Spring Creek provides assisted living and memory care in Garland, Texas. The facility is minutes from popular local attractions, such as Firewheel Town Center shopping mall and Spring Creek Forest Preserve. To ensure a resident-focused living experience, Discovery Commons runs senior-lifestyle programs, ranging from the Sensations Dining program to the Dimensions Wellness program. In the Sensations dining room, residents select food from chef-prepared menus, which sample international cuisines and Texan favorites. Throughout the week, residents can attend community events and activities, such as movie nights, puzzle meet-ups and art classes. Discovery Commons at Spring Creek also offers 24-hour nursing assistance, medication management assistance and on-site medical and therapy services.
Reviewers appreciate Discovery Commons' dedication to resident engagement, with one person remarking on the diversity of activities, which "include a luau, live music entertainment, church on site, puzzle clubs, bingo, and on and on." Relatives of residents also comment on the helpful staff, who are described as "really helpful and very friendly."
Grand Brook’s Memory Care community at Twin Creeks is one of the newest facilities by this family-owned and operated company, but it shares the same exceptional amenities and high-quality care as the other intentionally built facilities. Two small, residential-style homes house the 32 residents, where hallways are wider and themed decor provides comforting familiarity. Three private apartments and two companion suite floor plans offer a range of choices. The homes face a secured central park with garden and picnic areas, outdoor seating, and a covered patio. A clubhouse contains a cafe and a chapel, and the gourmet kitchens turn out nourishing meals prepared with herbs grown by residents in the organic gardens. The full-time Life Engagement Manager keeps residents active with bingo, exercise, crafting classes and local outings. Family participation is actively encouraged at Grand Brook.
Grand Brook’s exceptionally loving and highly skilled staff garners many five-star reviews. One daughter shared, “My dad was seen and valued as an individual, not just another resident, and all the residents were treated this way. Their needs were met according to what they needed as an individual, not in a generic manner. They were always treated with dignity and respect.”
Grand Brook Memory Care goes the extra mile for its 43 residents in more ways than one. Organically grown herb gardens on the beautifully landscaped grounds are tended to by residents. The chef incorporates these aromatic fresh herbs into meals to help increase residents’ appetites. Seven different private and semi-private apartment floor plans provide multiple choices. An individually designed care plan integrates each resident’s likes and dislikes, acting as the blueprint for their daily activities. Families living out of the area have the comfort in knowing that the Grand Brook care team will travel to their loved one’s city to perform an assessment. If the decision is made that Grand Brook is a good fit, the team lovingly escorts the new resident back to the community.
Family members praise this community for its exceptional level of care, heartfelt kindness and compassion. One wrote, “This is the needle in the haystack. If you’re looking for a caring community for a loved one, look no further. My Dad was in four other facilities before we found Grand Brook. The staff interacts with the residents in a positive manner, and patient healthcare is a priority.”
HarborChase of Plano's memory care programs enhance the lives of residents challenged with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and dedicated staff members provide a supportive, safe environment. The facility features a luxurious dining area for communal meals prepared by a trained chef who whips up brain-healthy menus for memory care residents. Beautifully furnished common areas and an on-site beautician help to relax and pamper residents and their guests. Memory care residents can take part in art and exercise classes, learn about digital technology and specialized music and sound therapy designed to enhance memory retention, while compassionate touch programs let residents know they're loved. Whether it's a friendly card game, strolling on the well-maintained grounds or joining organized trips to nearby historical and cultural venues, HarborChase residents have plenty of opportunities to engage and socialize.
Residents and family members appreciate the beautiful, clean community and recommend it to other families. One visitor said, "We toured this community and we were happy with the staff and environment. The menu and the activities would have been helpful for my mom."
The Heritage at Twin Creeks is a Surpass Senior Living Community that offers a holistic approach to senior services and care. Residents in the Active Adult Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities here all experience programming grounded in the Six Dimensions of Wellness developed by Dr. Bill Hettler and customized for senior living. Heritage's Seven Dimensions of Wellness include: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, community connections and intergenerational. Residents enjoy a full schedule of outings, artistic and crafting opportunities, entertainment and educational events based on their individual interests. Residents in the Traditions memory care program receive a comprehensive life-engagement program that promotes feelings of independence and purpose while reducing anxiety and frustration. Residents live in private or companion suites and have access to a secured outdoor area, barbershop and beauty salon. The specially trained staff at Heritage participates in continuing education in Alzheimer’s and dementia-related care principles.
In addition to the modern, beautiful facility, family members appreciate the holistic approach to memory care offered at Heritage. The passionate staff receives high praise such as: “Very friendly and proactive staff. Beautiful community on one floor. Mom can garden from her wheelchair.”
Located in the bustling Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, La Fontaine Memory Care strives to create a tranquil, relaxing environment. The facility's design was inspired by the calming sounds of water, and water fountains in the courtyards, peaceful gardens and a relaxing on-site spa maintain a serene ambiance. In addition to these soothing amenities, La Fontaine Memory Care provides residents with rehabilitative services, including physical and occupational therapy, and daily health services, such as personal care and medication management. Residents receive three chef-prepared meals every day thanks to the Passionate Dining Program. To keep the community engaged, La Fontaine offers activity programs specifically tailored to the needs of memory care residents.
La Fontaine is often praised for its soothing ambiance, with one reviewer noting that "the atmosphere is peaceful...and the facility is state of art." Another lauds the "beautiful sparkling facility," calling it "clean, bright and cozy."
Lynridge of Murphy offers seniors in Northeast Texas assisted living and memory care community options. A respite care program accommodates seniors recovering from surgery or illness with short-term stays that range from 14 to 30 days. The pet-friendly facility features three internal courtyard areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style indoors or outdoors. Memory care residents live in semi-private or private studio suites designed to comfort and calm, while surrounded by consistent sights and sounds and familiar objects. Privacy or social interaction is always the choice of the individual. The Sagora Pathways memory care program includes Dining with GRACE, an individualized culinary program, and the Cherished Connections technique, which incorporates recognition, collaboration, negotiation, stimulation, relaxation and celebration.
A friendly, caring staff and well-maintained facility make Lynridge a popular choice for family members. The outdoor areas are also a hit. “There are plenty of activities that the staff encourages the residents to participate in. There are patios with seating available to relax and enjoy the company of other residents, or sit quietly and enjoy the surroundings,” shared one reviewer.
Mayberry Gardens, located in Garland, Texas, offers unique activities that echo daily living, including coupon clipping and folding towels. However, it's not all work thanks to the hand massages and facials available to residents on site. The community offers both assisted living and memory care services to facilitate aging in place for long-term residents. In the memory care community, there's a higher staff-to-resident ratio and secured exits to keep everyone safe and accounted for. Outside, lush landscaping greets residents enjoying one of Mayberry's outdoor patios. Each of the facility's 11 family-style homes features open-plan dining, kitchen and living areas for socialization, communal meals and group activities. For outings in town, residents can take in a performance by the Garland Symphony, visit the Landmark Museum or stroll downtown for live music and movie theaters.
Family members like that Mayberry Gardens is a small community. "It's comprised of a whole bunch of little houses, and they have 11 residents per home," according to one visitor, who also appreciated the community activities, such as bingo and movie nights.
With a goal of maintaining the independence and dignity of its residents, Mission Ridge Residential Care provides a variety of services in a tender and compassionate environment. The four to one resident to staff ratio means each senior is given the attention they deserve whether they require assistance with medication management or a specialized nutrition plan. Services also include fresh, home cooked meals daily and pristine housekeeping and laundry. Trained staff is available to provide 24-hour care in a home-like environment. The private owners and operators of this facility take a hands-on approach to improving quality of life on a daily basis. For residents who like to take walks or venture out, Mission Ridge is very close to Buckhorn Park and a variety of shopping options.
The daughter of one resident said, "Excellent care in a home atmosphere. My Dad was very well taken care of here and we loved it. You won't find a better place for your loved one. Great food, activities and low ratio of care givers to residents. I've worked as a Speech Pathologist in many nursing homes and none compare to Mission Ridge Residential Care!"
Mustang Creek Estates of Allen, TX, is a neighborhood of six houses, one of which is dedicated to memory care. Here, residents find a compassionate community and a homelike atmosphere. There's an on-site beauty and barber salon and a variety of activities for residents to enjoy, according to each person's level of ability. Residents can practice gardening or take in the fresh air on the covered patio. There's also an elegant living area where family and friends can visit in a comfortable setting. Caring, gentle staff members offer assistance with grooming, medication, incontinence, transfer assistance and other personal care services. Mustang Creek provides a safe environment with cameras and secure doors to prevent wandering, and antique street lights add a unique beauty. On the front porches, rocking chairs provide seating for afternoon relaxation and socializing, while fireplaces provide warmth and light on cozy evenings in chilly weather.
The friendly staff and unique neighborhood receive positive reviews from visitors. "I really liked this community when I visited. The people I met were friendly. This is an older community with big trees and a lot of shade. This is a beautiful community," said one visitor.
Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, Mustang Creek Estates – Sachse provides compassionate and secure assisted living and memory care services. Residents live in unique, freestanding homes that house from 10 to 16 residents each. The serene, meticulously clean homelike environment features an open-concept kitchen, where three daily meals and snacks are prepared. Seniors dine at a massive wooden table that creates a family-like atmosphere. Comfortable furnishings in calming colors fill the relaxed living room. Individuals experiencing memory loss choose between private or shared rooms and enjoy access to a secured backyard. Each memory care house accommodates just 13 residents. This intimate setting promotes an enhanced quality of life and personalized care from the specially trained 24-hour staff. Life enrichment activities, local outings and physical exercise programs stimulate and engage the residents while also encouraging independence and preserving dignity.
The welcoming and clean environment, friendly staff who always have time for questions, and smell of food cooking impress the relatives of residents. One daughter shared, “Recently, in the past month, [I] moved Mom here. Wow, she is doing so much better. The staff is dedicated to each resident's individual needs. Meals are home-cooked in the bright, clean kitchen.”
Nestled in the tranquil community of Sachse, Texas, Oxford Glen Memory Care provides each resident with a personalized lifestyle experience. To engage residents, the facility has implemented person-centered care programs, such as LinkedSenior, a touch-screen technology that offers music therapy, reminiscence therapy and cognitive games. Oxford Glen Memory Care also uses specialized technology to automate medication administration for greater safety and accuracy. The facility is designed to provide a comforting, homelike atmosphere, with no long hallways to make resident navigation easier. At meal times, residents enjoy chef-prepared heart-healthy dishes in the cozy dining room. Just outside, there is an enclosed, secure courtyard complete with comfortable seating and walkways. The facility also has an on-site salon and barber.
Reviewers often praise the facility's layout, with one noting that he chose to move his wife to Oxford Glen Memory Care because of "the building itself, the rooms, facility, the activity center [and] the common areas." Other reviewers are impressed by the community's engaging activities, describing a "tea time" event where the residents were "wearing hats, and...doing crafts and workshops."
An intimate residential community in Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Court combines the warmth of home with the fine amenities of a hotel, offering quality services and amenities in a family atmosphere. The facility has light-filled living rooms, spacious apartments with safety features and relaxing landscaped courtyards. Delicious meals are served in cozy, inviting dining areas. The facility also features a Premier Club that offers pampering amenities such as a salon and spa and serves as a gathering place for a variety of social activities. Its memory care staff works closely with families and utilizes a person-centered model that develops custom-tailored plans based on each resident's unique history. Prestonwood Court also offers the Companion Services Program where dedicated companions act as friends to residents and provide one-on-one unique services such as transportation and shopping assistance, sitter services or assistance with pet walking or feeding. Companions undergo continuous training so they can adequately support the residents’ simple to complex care needs.
Families like the nice layout and small community setting, describing Prestonwood as warm, well-kept and inviting. They also gave good comments about the amenities with one reviewer saying, “All these fit in with a previous lifestyle of gracious living."
At Signature Pointe, the mission is to make residents feel like they're truly at home. In order to accomplish this goal, management and staff work diligently to ensure seniors transition gracefully into pet-friendly residences that are clean and comfortable. The facility offers a full continuum of care, ensuring every member of the community has their needs met in the present and future. The Health & Wellness Navigation program is operated by trained nutrition and fitness experts who address a variety of day-to-day needs. For residents that enjoy going out, Signature Pointe is right next to a large shopping center and Bert Fields Park. Signature Pointe has built a solid reputation with families and medical professionals throughout Greater Dallas during the past two decades.
One resident of this location said, “Signature Pointe is an excellent community. The food is good and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Best of all, the staff is vibrant, exceptional, kind, attentive, friendly, calm—and eager to respond to your every need. I would thoroughly recommend this community to anyone.”
Located in Western Plano, Texas, Silverado Plano Memory Care specializes in memory care and prides itself as a leader in this field for more than 20 years. This facility's three-level memory care program sets it apart from other long-term communities. The community is comprised of three purposely designed neighborhoods providing different levels of care. Nexus is for residents with early stages of cognitive issues. Sensory caters to residents in later stages of memory impairment, while Enrichment is for those transitioning from Nexus to Sensory. Each neighborhood provides the most beneficial care that's appropriate to the needs of the residents. The facility is also supportive of the residents’ families, encouraging family dining by providing meals to family members no extra charge and allowing visits at any time of the day. Skilled relocation teams are also available to help residents with the move.
Relatives spoke positively on the facility's good accommodations and the care and support provided by the administrators to the residents and their families. One reviewer appreciates that “Silverado held our hand every step along the way, beginning with flying a staff member to Seattle to help us fly her to Dallas.”
Sunrise of Plano offers a customized plan for memory care residents, many of whom transition from the assisted or independent living programs in the community. Reminiscence is a memory care community for those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other types of memory loss. This calm, secure facility offers resident rooms near the living and dining areas to facilitate navigation and promote social interaction. Memory care is conducted in separate areas and involves memory-focused activities with specially trained life-enrichment staff. Residents enjoy exercise and wellness programs, restaurant-style dining and housekeeping services — balloon volleyball is a resident favorite. Sunrise residents go on outings to movie theaters, museums and the nearby Shops of Willow Bend.
Visitors comment on the clean and colorful facility and give Sunrise high marks for its wellness programs. "Sunrise of Plano is substantial and offers the basics. They have an exercise room and some crafts rooms. The staff is very friendly, and it has easy access to major roads and other businesses. It's in a great location," said one visitor.
The Legacy Willow Bend provides seniors in Plano with a full continuum of care. Options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, respite, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. The large campus offers an upscale, resort-style ambiance with elegant furnishings and striking architectural accents. Memory care residents live in 18 private suites with three floor plans to choose from, ranging from 308 to 514 square feet. In addition to 24-hour personalized care, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals and casual dining in Stanley’s Cafe. A large outdoor terrace and multipurpose community room promote socialization and friendship building. Residents also enjoy supervised access to the Aaron Family Spa & Fitness Center and the Aquatic Center along with a full-service beauty salon and barbershop. Memory Care specialists design the enrichment activities, which include social, educational and recreational programming. There is an average waiting list of 3 months for this facilities memory care apartments.
Family members remark upon this retirement community’s five-star atmosphere. They also express gratitude for the attentive, compassionate care. One wrote, “My sweet Aunt Mabel was in this facility. I cannot rave enough about how the staff was just as sweet as she was! It's hard to find people that genuinely care about their patients and the stories she told over and over again!”
The Tradition - Prestonwood is a premier community in Dallas that offers a high quality of life for its residents by maintaining strict standards for beauty and delivery of service. On the property's exterior, immaculate landscaping and professionally manicured gardens provide a welcoming entrance to residents and guests. Inside, a pristine environment with refined touches exudes luxury. All living quarters feature complete kitchens with granite countertops, elegant cabinetry with crown molding and Thermo Tech sound insulation for privacy. For the safety of residents, The Tradition has modern security with biometric access and a continually monitored visitor-management system. The property also features a full-service salon, indoor swimming pool, gourmet dining areas and an expansive great room for social events.
A previous resident of this community had this to say, "I like the people and the way The Tradition is run. I think it's just a super place to live. The room is beautiful, and the food is good some days, excellent some, and not so good some. The staff couldn't be nicer. My favorite activity probably is water aerobics. It's very nice; it feels wonderful. The Tradition is better than all the others."
Vitality Court handles the activities of daily living while enabling its memory care and assisted living residents to pursue enrichment by taking advantage of the wide range of activities and education provided to support a healthy body and mind. Tai chi and flexibility sessions help residents improve circulation before dissecting complex topics during a lecture series or within a discussion group. Whether it's the visual, musical or culinary arts, Vitality Court offers a class that lets every resident flex their creative muscle. The continuous walking paths are great for group strolls with companions, especially after savoring one of the nutritious daily chef-prepared meals. Being situated in northern Plano places Vitality Court near several restaurants and parks. If residents desire a change of pace, Vitality Court's location is minutes away from various restaurants, churches, parks and lakes.
The robust array of activities is a common compliment for this facility. Residents have mentioned how the staff gets residents involved with activity planning. The daughter of one resident mentioned, "They have a lot of different activities, like bingo and crafts. They ask the residents' input about different places that they want to go."
Windsor Senior Living allows residents to spend more time enjoying life by taking care of the routine daily tasks such as housekeeping, cooking and laundry. The memory care community implements the latest research from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in delivering the Music and Me program which aims to take advantage of the positive impact music has on residents with dementia. The memory care facility's home-like environment is filled with resident photos and family keepsakes to assist residents in reconnecting with their surrounding and reminding them of important moments from their past. With a 24-hour staff certified in memory care by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), Windsor Senior Living's trained experts are ready to provide assistance at any moment.
The food at Windsor Senior Living seems to be what leaves the most lasting impression on residents, with many reviewers mentioning their favorite chefs by name. One resident remarked, "I enjoy the food at Windsor. The new chef is doing a great job. Our pastry chef, Diana, has always been wonderful."
Wyndham Court of Plano is located in a residential neighborhood just a block from Presbyterian Hospital and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Active assisted living residents enjoy easy access to nearby shopping at Willowbend Mall. Those who require memory care find a family-like atmosphere here that creates a tight-knit community feel. A Life Enrichment Director keeps the daily schedule full of exercise classes, arts and crafts, and outings to local attractions. Mealtimes bring heaping helpings of Southern hospitality and varied menu choices. Family members of residents are always welcome at the table. The dementia staff receives ongoing monthly training, and they are with memory care residents at all times when eating. Caregivers are happy to offer hand-over-hand assistance if needed. Wyndham accepts small pets and provides plentiful outdoor areas.
Family members appreciate the extra care taken with memory care residents’ meals. The cleanliness and a full schedule of activities also receive praise. One daughter shared, “My mother had Alzheimer's and during her last year lived at Wyndham Plano. She was beautifully taken care of by the entire staff. She thought she was living in a hotel and became so fond of them, she tried to tip them.”