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Senior Memory Care Services

Supportive Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in a Comfortable Environment

Monticello West is the go-to senior living community in Park Cities. Throughout our 30-year history we have continued to offer a supportive, caring alternative to living alone for individuals seeking dementia or Alzheimer’s care. Our tight-knit, residential memory care neighborhood offers studio or companion suites with safety and security features, enriching daily memory support activities, and warm, professional caregivers including licensed nurses. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your loved one will continue to enjoy the highest quality of life through highly specialized, innovative memory care and support.

Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™ – A Memory Care Program®

For individuals needing Alzheimer’s and dementia care, HeartfeltCONNECTIONS™ – A Memory Care Program® promotes physical and emotional well-being, supports daily functioning and maintains a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity and quality of life. With our innovative memory care activities and programming, you can get back to being the daughter, son or spouse your loved one needs in his or her life.

We start by truly getting to know each resident on a personal level, capturing a lasting legacy of details about your loved one: family, friends, career, hobbies, likes and dislikes. This allows us to gain insights to develop true person-centered activities and programming for each resident. By focusing on the capabilities that remain instead of what was lost, we make each moment meaningful, purposeful and create success stories, one small victory at a time.

A Caregiver’s Guide

Becoming a caregiver doesn’t come with a how-to manual. Finding a memory care community for your loved one can be overwhelming, especially if all of this is new to you. Even if your loved one is in a progressed stage of a memory-related disorder, we understand you still need a place to find information and get answers to your questions. Check out our Caregiver’s Guide for support.

Our Guiding Principles of Senior Memory Care

Our guiding principles are part of everything we do to provide for our Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents. We whole-heartedly believe:

  • Aging is a natural process, but not the end to a story.
  • What remains is far more important than things that were lost.
  • Each resident deserves to celebrate and embrace daily achievements.
  • We can create success stories through every small victory.

Our exceptional memory care facility offers a safe and secure environment. To provide your loved one the best memory support while also giving them the chance to experience newfound joy in warm, familiar surroundings.

The Jefferson Bridge: A Transitional Memory Care Program

Developed by Josie Winland, Executive Director of Monticello West, the Jefferson Bridge offers assisted living residents easy access to senior memory care support services and programming without the need to relocate to our memory care community. This can be an ideal solution for seniors who are still able to perform many of the activities of daily living, but who could benefit from cognitive, social and physical stimulation. Or, for senior couples who now find themselves with varying levels of dementia or Alzheimer’s care needs.

Learn more about the Jefferson Bridge Program today.

Filling Residents’ Days with Purpose and Passion

Earlene was a buyer for a major department store where she was in charge of assembling new fashion lines for each season. Now living with dementia, Earlene and her family turned to the memory care program at Monticello West.

See the creative way our team helped her reconnect with who she once was by offering her an opportunity to re-live her days as a professional fashionista.

Creating a Sense of Balance for our Memory Care Community Residents

For residents with memory loss, we can minimize anxiety by incorporating specific routines in a familiar, comfortable environment. Without balance in their lives, residents of our memory care community often experience frustration or agitation. To lead a balanced and active life, there are three components we subconsciously all require:

  1. Routine Self-Care. When we look better, we feel better, so we make sure residents are successful at every day tasks like getting dressed, washing their face and combing their hair.
  2. Vocation & Productivity. We find ways to incorporate or simulate routine activities from a former vocation or career to provide a sense of purpose to residents’ days.
  3. Recreation/Leisure. Residents have opportunities to engage in leisure activities that are familiar to those they’ve always enjoyed in the past.

“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.”

Read Cindy’s full testimonial.

Senior Memory Care Services & Amenities

The comforting day-to-day services and amenities in our memory care community include:

  • Three nutritious meals daily
  • Nurse on-site 24 hours a day
  • Innovative memory care support programming
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Personal laundry service
  • Scheduled transportation

Additionally, we provide a variety of life-enriching activities to ensure residents are enjoying an engaging lifestyle:

  • A full schedule of activities—7 days a week
  • Memory-related games and discussion groups
  • Music, arts, and crafts programming
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Scheduled outings

Our Memory Care Community Floor Plans

We offer several memory care floor plan options designed to fit your need and lifestyle. Choose from a studio or one-bedroom efficiency and personalize your space to make it your own.

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Specialized Memory Care and Memory Support at Monticello West

While you may be familiar with what we offer in our memory care neighborhood for Alzheimer’s patients, you may not realize that our care goes beyond treating just the most popular forms of dementia. We provide specialized memory care programs customized to treat patients with varying types of the disease. 

Memory Support for Lewy Body Disease

For individuals suffering from Lewy body disease (LBD), their needs can change on a daily basis. It’s imperative that our specially trained staff be on the same page every day to ensure we are offering the right level of care for each patient. 

Just some of the ways we enrich the lives of patients suffering from Lewy body dementia include: 

  • Family support and guidance 
  • Referrals for neurologists 
  • Administering medications as needed 
  • Help with managing symptoms 
  • Robust and life enriching activities 
  • And more 

Our specialized memory care unit offers a quiet area that is designated specifically for individuals experiencing psychological symptoms of Lewy body dementia. For these patients, we take person-centered care to another level by understanding that patient needs can change on a daily basis. 

Parkinson’s Disease and Memory Care

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, dementia sets in. When it manifests in patients it can lead to isolation, depression and anxiety. At Monticello West, our specially trained staff knows how to work with patients to help prevent them from feeling alone, ostracized or depressed. 

For patients with Parkinson’s disease we offer a unique approach that includes: 

  • Family support and guidance 
  • Patient support and guidance 
  • Administering of medication 
  • Group outings and social interaction 
  • And more 

Again, it is our main goal to provide all of our memory care patients with dignity as their symptoms progress and their quality of life declines. By addressing the disease on a personal level, we can help to prevent depression and allow patients to live as peacefully as possible. 

Extended Care and Memory Support at Monticello West for Memory Care Residents 

Need something special? No problem. Additional services are offered for memory care residents who may need them, including transfer assistance, incontinence care, or assistance with dining, ambulation and more. 

Additionally, if you or your loved one should require hospice care, Monticello West partners with agencies in the Dallas area for supportive end-of-life care. Medicare and most private insurance plans cover hospice services, so you are only responsible for the cost of room and board. 

Respite Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Allowing You to Relax, Refresh and Renew

Respite services for individuals needing assistance with daily living—and those who love them. 

At Monticello West, we understand the physical and emotional commitments of caregiving. And from time to time, it is important to take time for yourself. Whether you are a full-time caregiver or you are just concerned about an aging loved one living alone, the Monticello West Respite Care Program offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a little time and freedom to rest or travel without worry. 

Respite Services Provide Relief 

Respite care services and amenities in Monticello West’s memory care community include: 

A True Sense of Security: Your loved one will be under watchful care 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a secure, restraint-free setting, so you can take comfort in knowing he or she is in good hands. All guests are care for by a certified dementia practitioner. 

Comforting Mealtime: Healthy meals are prepared right onsite for your loved one to enjoy in a home-style setting, dining with our caring staff and other residents. 

Fun, Familiar Activities: There’s something for everyone! Our planned activities engage individuals in familiar pursuits, events and activities. 

Let Monticello West provide temporary care for your loved one with no commitment. Call 214-528-0660 and arrange a tour today. 

Specialized Senior Healthcare Programs at Monticello West

Health and Wellness Navigation™ Program

With our Health & Wellness Navigation program, a trained wellness Navigation team partners with residents to anticipate resident needs and address them—from day-to-day nutrition, fitness and life-enriching activities to preparation and follow-up for hospital care. The team coordinates with resources as needed to ensure peace of mind and confidence for the future.

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“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. ”

-Cindy, Daughter of Resident

“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! ”

-Mary, Resident

“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.”

-Susan, Daughter of Resident

It’s Never Been Easier to Take the First Step

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.

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