Questions about Parkwood Healthcare
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Parkwood Healthcare. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Parkwood offers two Assisted Living neighborhoods. Our Nottingham neighborhood is for those that need less physical help. These neighbors are a variety of ages, averaging in the 80's. They receive support such as medication management, reminders, prompts, and stand-by assistance with activities of daily living.
Our Cambridge neighborhood is for those with more physical needs such as transfer assistance, physical assistance with activities of daily living, as well as enhanced services such as sliding scale insulin, ostomy care. These neighbors receive physical support to maintain their daily lives. Cambridge is the perfect neighborhood to bridge the gap between skilled nursing and next steps or to enjoy for a lifetime.
What programs or activities does Parkwood Healthcare offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Parkwood is known for great care and also live music entertainment each week! From singing staff members, to impromptu piano sing-a-longs, joy is always in the air.
Our Life Enrichment Coordinator and staff nourish body, mind, and spirit with a variety of activities designed to keep bodies moving. Group exercise & Noodle Ball keep bodies in shape. The Price is Right & our monthly Bean Auction are games designed to keep brains engaged. Spirits are soothed with church services while regular personal visits build a warm, caring relationship specific to each resident.
What places are near Parkwood Healthcare or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Parkwood is close to shopping, restaurants, hotels, movies and more. We are evenly situated between Dallas and Fort Worth. Our close proximity to DFW airport makes visits from out of town a breeze.
What transportation services does Parkwood Healthcare offer to assisted living residents?
Parkwood offers a variety of transportation services, including our transportation van, operated by a Certified Nurse's Aide, as well as partnerships with external transport services to suit any need.
What makes the chef or dining program at Parkwood Healthcare exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Parkwood residents dine restaurant-style in our comfortable, intimate dining rooms situated in each neighborhood. An all-day dining menu is also available, as well as juice, drinks and snacks served 24 hour room service-style.
Menus vary and a variety of primarily New Traditional cuisine is served. We honor some special diets, such as diabetic and renal diets as well.
What safety features or security measures does Parkwood Healthcare offer to assisted living residents?
Parkwood's Healthcare building, which contains our Assisted Living neighborhoods, is a single-level building, meaning no stairs to climb and no elevators to operate. Our entire building in ADA compliant with features such as seamless showers for added safety from falls. Each room in an apartment has a call button for requests or assistance. We also offer a pendant for those who feel the need for an extra layer of protection.
Our Assisted Living residents enjoy the safety of electronically locked doors after hours so they can roam about the campus safely & freely in the evenings.
Each of our apartments have large picture windows, offering more than one way to evacuate in an emergency. In situations such as fire, our residents shelter in place in their apartments. Staff is trained to calmly reassure residents during an emergency while assisting them to safety.
How does Parkwood Healthcare keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Parkwood keeps in touch with families via phone, text, and email with updates, photos of their loved one enjoying activities, or just to check in. Families are contacted for changes in condition or emergency situations and encouraged to participate in decisions involving their loved one.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Parkwood Healthcare during daytime and nighttime hours?
There are two caregivers in each neighborhood 24 hours per day. Nottingham, our traditional Assisted Living neighborhood, has 32 apartments, as these residents require less physical care. Whereas Cambridge, our enhanced Assisted Living neighborhood has only 17 apartments with certified nurse's aides, and a nurse on staff 24 hours per day. In addition, each neighborhood has additional staff members moving about and tending to residents' needs during daytime hours.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Parkwood continually refreshes training for the entire staff, not just the caregivers. From donning and doffing PPE to best practices, Parkwood provides regular InServices, in addition to personal, 1:1 training.
What safety features or security measures does Parkwood Healthcare provide to protect residents who wander?
Many of our Parkwood residents enjoy wandering about and are encouraged to do so in a healthy way, such as walking to our front lobby to read the paper or people watch. Should one veer off their normal path, redirection is employed. However, neither of our Assisted Living neighborhoods are appropriate for exit-seeking behavior.
What programs or activities does Parkwood Healthcare offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Residents with memory issues are welcome in our Assisted Living neighborhoods and will fit in well with our group. The majority of activity-based programming is intended to spark the mind and prompt residents to share memories. Staff also uses objects such as photos and memorabilia in a resident's apartment to prompt memories & conversations, building relationships of care & respect.
What techniques does Parkwood Healthcare use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Many of our Parkwood residents require prompting to eat or reminders to come to the dining room. Caregivers know the unique personal habits & preferences of each resident and provide subtle support accordingly.
Describe the neighborhood around Parkwood Healthcare. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Parkwood offers a full continuum of care, from Independent Living, to Assisted Living, Rehab, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, and Memory Care, all on one campus. We are located on Parkview Lane between Westpark & Hospital Drive behind HEB Hospital, with a variety of physicians at our doorstep. Parkwood is the only set of buildings on the south side of Parkview. Behind us is greenspace, followed by a park.
Is Parkwood Healthcare affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Parkwood is within eyesight of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB in Bedford. If immediate care is needed, residents are transported to this hospital. However, if the situation is non-emergent, the hospital of one's choosing can be employed.