Houses in Dallas Texas
Arbor House Dallas is an all-inclusive, secure community for residents with memory care needs. We have created an environment to support residents to maintain their dignity and independence while receiving assistance in areas they may need support, such as dressing, bathing, medications and decision making. Our Life in Motion engagement programming allows residents to find joy, purpose and connection in their everyday lives. Our caregivers, as we call "friends", find a distinct connection with each resident that helps build relationships between the two, providing continuity and structure throughout the day. Whether it be enjoying snacks in the ice cream parlor, or helping bake a cake, enjoying the birds in the Aviary, or taking a walk in the secured courtyard, the residents of Arbor House are engaged with their "friends" and enjoy a more purpose-filled day!
Arbor House Dallas holds a special Certification for Alzheimer's Care. Residents enjoy a home-like living space that offers a kitchen area available to residents 24 hours a day, a neighborhood or individual house dining area, a living room where many engagements occur, a quieter family area that has a TV, private bedrooms and courtyards which are available for our residents enjoyment anytime they like. The community is comprised of 4 such houses, providing the smaller spaces as recommended in studies on proper environment for successful dementia living while giving ample community spaces for walks and larger engagement groups. Assistance with personal care needs and 24-hour care is provided in our uniquely caring environment. When space allows, Day Stay and Respite Care is also available.
At Arbor House, we give new meaning to life.
Life In Motion
At Arbor House, we believe that Life can have new meaning and it doesn't stop as we age - we stay In Motion. A balanced engagement program gives breath to this New Life in Motion by ensuring that Arbor House offers just what every person needs and wants to continue to enjoy and encounter life. This engagement program is composed of eight components, including: bodies, minds, hearts, dreams, friends, purpose, feelings and quiet moments. Residents can participate in engagements throughout the day that encompass these eight elements. Life in Motion is built around residents' needs and desires. Each Arbor House community is unique in the way they deliver these engagement programs - it all depends on the residents! Join us for Life In Motion! Our communities offer over 50 different programs daily. Programs are happening in each "house" simultaneously allowing residents the freedom to participate wherever they would like.
Certification - All Assisted Livings that advertise special care for those with Alzheimer's must be certified. Alzheimer's Assisted Living Certification includes special training for staff that includes at least 4 hours of dementia-specific training. Arbor House provides 8 hours of Alzheimer's specific training in addition to 8 hours of general orientation. Staff must also complete 16 hours of on-the-job training the first 16 hours of employment. Training must include assisting residents with activities of daily living, emergency procedures, managing dysfunctional behaviors including prevention of aggressive behavior and de-escalation techniques, fall prevention, and restraint alternative techniques.
Several months ago I contacted "A Place for Mom" to find a respite care home for Mom while we were traveling. Arbor House was suggested and after making a tour, I decided this was a place for her. The place was clean, upbeat, and the staff were so friendly and kind in the way the patients are treated.
In June, Mom stayed for several days, and was very happy during her stay.
In August, we were out of the country for three weeks. During that time, she had a medical condition which Nurse Suzanne recognized. I believe her quick action resulted in the best treatment for Mom.
I would recommend Arbor House to anyone in need of either respite care, or for a permanent home. I will continue to use Arbor House for Mom when we need a place for her to stay.
Arbor House of Dallas is a Very Good place for Mom! The Staff is very welcoming, friendly, & caring! The Resident Care Manager, Stefanie is so Wonderful! She sets a Very Good example for the Caregivers to give the Best care, and makes sure they all know specific info that will help them do their jobs well, which is The Most Important thing! Also, Arbor House has a good layout, is a clean, comfortable, well decorated facility! They offer fun activities, and the meals look delicious too!