My wife and I moved to Highland Springs Continuing Care Community in Far North Dallas in the spring of 2013 after researching other communities in the Dallas/Plano area. Our primary motivation for moving was due to my wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. We knew that she would eventually need continuing care beyond what I could to personally provide long term.
After 3 ½ years living here we now know it was best decision we could have made. In the beginning, we lived in a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath independent living apartment. The greatest thing about moving here was the professional friendly staff and friendly residents. Highland Springs has a culture and values focused on resident satisfaction. Monthly Town Hall meetings keep residents aware of the many programs and activities. Management solicits residents’ input for opportunities to make all residents’ lives better.
This is the only community that I am aware of that has in-house security/EMS, a Medical Center staffed with 3 physicians, 4 medical assistants, and a medical specialty suite for visiting specialists, plus 2 social workers and a home support team to enable residents to remain living independently as long as possible. There is also a Wellness Center with a large swimming pool, fully equipped gym and personal trainers, spa, putting golf course, green house and gardening spaces. Also, there are 3 dining venues with more than 24 different meal choices every day. The food is well prepared and delicious.
Once a higher level of continuing care (assisted living, memory care, acute care, rehabilitation or long term care) may be needed, as is the case with my wife, specialized caregivers are trained and managed to insure the best possible care with 24/7 caregivers on duty, on duty nurses and regular doctor visits. My wife has had a few critical health situations develop since moving to memory care: a stroke, a seizure, aspiration and some difficult behaviors that are typical of Alzheimer’s patients. In every case, these situations have been responded to speedily, competently and effectively. She has benefited from the many socialization activities planned and conducted by a programs manager and assistants, like music therapy, games, exercises, walks around a beautiful lake, with caregivers and visitors.
Because my wife has been well cared for in Highland Springs Fountain View memory-dementia care facility, I know she is safe, well, and content, as much as possible. I am easily able visit her every day.
This is our personal experience at Highland Springs over the last 3 ½ years. I highly recommend Highland Springs to anyone seeking the best senior care facility in this area.