Hello Monticello West community,
The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Monticello West is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19. We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.
Our community is:
According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:
These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.
Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:
Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/
COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
COVID-19 Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
What To Do If You Think You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
Find out more about the latest happenings at Monticello West! Get important information about the industry by reading some of our senior living news stories below.
June 9, 2021
Tonya, one of our care managers, just celebrated her twenty-four year working anniversary at Monticello West! She has touched the lives of so many of our residents over the years. We are truly grateful for her kindness, her compassionate nature, and her desire to take care of every resident she meets. Tonya is simply a treasure.Read More
May 18, 2021
The CDC announced on May 13, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or •...Read More
May 11, 2021
Monticello West is pleased to announce EverSafe 360°, the new standard in overall safety for residents and staff, developed by Life Care Services™, An LCS® Company. The last year has identified a need for innovative safety solutions, and Monticello West has answered the call. Harnessing fifty years of senior living industry leadership, EverSafe 360° is the next evolution in the endless pursuit of elevating the total resident experience. This forward-thinking...Read More
February 5, 2021
He came at the perfect time. Ken Wahnschaffe took over the reins of Monticello West assisted living community in Dallas last month as the new executive director. “The team has a lot of positive momentum going, and I’m pleased to be part of this,” he said. While new to Monticello West, Ken is not new to the senior living industry. Ken earned his B.A. in social work. After graduation, he...Read More
January 14, 2021
Monticello West, a senior living community based in Dallas, is proud to announce that it has been honored as a SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Senior Living 2021 award winner by A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM), the largest senior living referral service in North America. The best of senior living honor represents the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, determined by the reviews...Read More
December 21, 2020
Monticello West assisted living community in Dallas has effectively confronted the greatest threat to the nation’s well-being in our generation. For the past ten months, the Monticello West team has tackled COVID-19 through extensive financial and emotional investment, creativity and caring, and dedication to safety. Investment by the Numbers “We are fortunate to have many resources available to us, largely because of our affiliation with Life Care Services,” said Marjorie...Read More
October 26, 2020
It wasn’t originally his first choice, but it turned out to be his best choice. When Justin Short decided to move his beloved grandmother from her apartment in Brooklyn to an assisted living community closer to his home in Dallas, he did his research. In early July, his grandmother Nadine moved into a spacious one-bedroom apartment at Monticello West senior living community. While growing up in NY, Justin was very...Read More
October 9, 2020
The elephant is widely considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, and protection. With that in mind, Monticello West senior living community in Dallas launched its Monty Strong initiative, with Monty, the elephant as its mascot. The program promotes the community’s collective strength in working tirelessly towards the well-being of its residents. Starting last spring, COVID-19 became a very real risk to everyone, and especially to vulnerable older adults. It...Read More
August 19, 2019
A Free Seminar for Caregivers Monticello West, a senior living community in University Park, offering specialized memory care, invites families and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia to attend a free seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The seminar will be led by Elizabeth Lonseth, author of A Gradual Disappearance, who will share her personal stories and practical advice, wisdom and grace for dealing with loved...Read More
May 1, 2018
Monticello West takes a proactive approach to resident health. We have found it is essential for disease prevention and detection, as well as residents’ peace-of-mind and independent. Medical screenings and regular exams, along with the proper management and organization of health care needs, can lead to longs, healthier, happier lives for residents. Optimal physical health is more than simply the absence of disease. Positive lifestyle choices that benefit the body...Read More
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”
Whether you’re seeking an active, independent lifestyle in a spacious apartment, need a little help with daily activities, a place to recover successfully following an illness or injury, or a loved one requires personalized memory care, you’ll find the senior living services you need here in the Park Cities. Best of all, your loved ones will get the help they need in surroundings that feel like home.Let's Get Started!