I've now had 2 relatives(Dad,brother) spend time here. Both had brain injuries. For simple therapy, they're adequate. They have limited facilities for therapy. My brother's brain injury was serious. A Psychiatrist was called in to consult on his anxiety due to his brain. Basically the psychiatrist chewed out my brother for not doing certain activities even though he had never received any medical advice on this issue. They have no Dr. on staff. Social worker pretended to care but dragged his feet on issues. Even though the social worker, executive director, and social worker make rounds once per week, their limited effort shows how little they care. Nursing staff are afraid to interact with patients. They just go through the motions of doing their job.
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Reviews of Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center
January 16, 2015
I am a friend or relative of resident
January 31, 2013
I visited this facility
Everything is fantastic at Golden Palms. It is a first-class facility. The dining room is fantastic. They have quite a huge selection on the menu. Everything is like going to a first-class dining room. The chef would put out two different kinds of specials every evening. They even have champagne on certain Sundays, or a candlelight dinner for the residents. It's really, really good. However, my father is wheelchair-bound and there are a lot of things he couldn't go to because they didn't have the wheelchair lifts that lifts you into a van. They have facilities for wheelchair. They just couldn't take him in a wheelchair.
June 12, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I believe my experiences here were pretty good. I have had 2 family members live at Golden Palms, and they both sadly enough were comfortable enough to pass away there. These were both recent occurrences, but I believe that it will always be a good place for elderly people.
Services & Amenities of Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center
- Nurse On Staff: Onsite 24/7
About Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center
Golden Palms Harlingen is a continuing care retirement community in Harlingen, Texas that provides the gamut of senior living options – from independent living apartments to assisted living and skilled nursing care. The community is open to residents who either want to live independently within a community of seniors, for those who need some assistance with daily activities such as dressing, bathing or toileting, and for those who need nursing care.
FACILITIES AND AMENITIES
Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Golden Palms Harlingen is a multi-level for-profit continued care community with a total of capacity of 60 residents. The community offers a swimming pool and fitness center with fitness experts on staff to help residents develop customized exercise programs. Other amenities include a highly rated dining room, library, courtyard, golf courses, tennis courts, and a woodworking shop.
The care options available cover a broad range of senior healthcare services. Independent living allows residents to live as they always have, but within a community of seniors with access to communal activities. Residents may dine in the community’s dining facility or cook in their own kitchen.
Assisted living at the Golden Palms in Harlingen Texas allows residents to live as independently as possible while providing the daily help they need. Staff help these residents with daily activities including personal hygiene, housekeeping, meals, and laundry.
Assisted living apartments are outfitted with emergency call buttons that connect to nurses in case of an emergency. For assisted living and nursing care residents, community staff help manage medication schedules and doctor’s visits.
Residents at Golden Palms Harlingen have many opportunities to stay active. You can enjoy card games, billiards, or arts and crafts. For exercise, you might walk through the grounds, visit the fitness center, go for a swim, and play golf or tennis.
Other activities include organized excursions around town (staff arranges the transportation) to enjoy local restaurants and shops or to take in a movie. A full-time program director can help residents choose activities and visiting families are always welcome.