This is a beautiful, relatively new building, in northwest Plano, TX. It's owned and managed by the same company, twelve oaks, that manages Caruth Haven in Dallas. It's assisted living primarily, with a few rooms in a secure memory care area.
The best thing about this community is its activities -- they're exactly right for the residents. Most of their residents are affluent and used to having stimulating activities as part of their daily routine, and this lifestyle is continued after moving into Prestonwood.
Most of the rooms are one bedroom apartments with a small kitchenette area. There is a movie theater, a spa, and an indoor heated salt water pool, a Wii, and personal trainer. All these fit in with a previous lifestyle of gracious living. Pets are allowed.
There are the usual complaints about the food. Most of the attendants are not native English speakers, which makes it difficult for residents who are hearing impaired.
On the whole this is an excellent, if pricey, community.
Kay Paggi, GCM, LPC, CGC, MA, is in private practice as a geriatric care manager and is on the advisory board for the Emeritus Program at Richland College. She has worked with seniors for nearly 20 years as a licensed professional counselor, certified gerontological counselor, and certified geriatric care manager.