John Alagood, CPRS, CSA®, CDP, Local Senior Advisor
Certified Placement and Referral Specialist
Certified Senior Advisor®
Certified Dementia Practitioner
Independent Living Communities – Independent Living Communities in greater Dallas-Fort Worth include senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 of age and older. Most locations offer meals, laundry, housekeeping and social activities. These locations are not licensed for care and would require assistance from an in-home care agency or caregiver.
Assisted Living – There are hundreds of Assisted Living locations in greater Dallas-Fort Worth alone which range from smaller homes with 4-6 residents to larger locations with over 100 residents. These locations provide companionship, meal planning, housekeeping, social activities and transportation as well as assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) including bathing, hygiene, transfers, eating assistance, managing medications and more.
Memory Care – There are many people with short-term memory issues that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia or various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy-Body, Frontotemporal and Vascular. In greater Dallas-Fort Worth, there are locations that specialize in supervising and caring for individuals with these conditions and other types of dementia including stand-alone locations, smaller residential care homes or those that may be part of an assisted living community.
Nursing Homes – These facilities are often called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Convalescent Centers, Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care. Nursing Home patients require constant medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital. Nursing home patients usually require more medical care than residents in an assisted living facility, residential care home or memory care location.
In-Home Care – This type of service ranges from companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, and transportation to activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, walking, and eating assistance.