Best Nursing Home in Dallas Area

Updated on July 06, 2009
B.W. asks from The Colony, TX
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looking for the best nursing home in the dallas area.

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R.S.

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When we were looking for an alzheimer's facility for my husband's grandmother I happened upon a site called APlaceForMom.com that I found really helpful. They have you fill out a questionnnaire of what you are looking for then recommend places in the area that you might be intereste din. The best part was that we were assigned someone who lived here locally who would email with us to answer any questions we might have about eldercare, and she would send us articles she thought might be of interest to us too. Best of all , it was all FREE! I found similar services offered by others for $200.

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K.

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Hi B.,

When I was a nursing home soical worker (it's been a few years), Christian Care Center in Mesquite was top notch. Also, Presbyterian Village North was great. Tour lots of facilities and find out how long the administrator and director of nursing have been there - bad facilities have a lot of turn over in those positions. If you can get into a non profit facility you are generally better off. TAHSA.org has a list of non profit facilities in Texas.

Goof Luck!

K.

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T.K.

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There is a book called New Lifetstyles and they also have a online website to search from. Most social workers use this book in the hospitals. Also I would think I would put my parents close to where I live so you can easily visit them. Hope this helps!

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F.F.

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Hi There..Be sure to check the internet for facilities annual survey results...medicare.gov or Texas Depart of Health and Human Services (can't remember which one). I worked in the industry for 16 years here but have been a stay-at-home mom for the last couple of years, there are several that I knew where better at the time. Be sure to pop in unannounced and just kind of walk around. The first thing they are going to ask is if the resident will need Medicaid, if that is the case then not all of them accept that and you will need a Medicaid certified facility with available beds. Try visiting The Forum at Park Lane, Juliet Fowler, Signature Point on the Lake, Heritage Manor (Plano), Vickery Towers at Belmont. If you have any questions feel free to email me [email protected]____.com Luck!

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S.C.

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If Signature Pointe on the Lake is the place on Preston just south of Beltline, I work next door to it and there was a family that camped out on Preston with a sign for several days stating not to put family there. I'm not sure what happened. The place looks nice but who knows how people are treated.

We moved my grandmother to Dallas from California so we could visit her often in her final months. My father looked at many options and decided on a place located on Northwest Highway - west of Hillcrest, east of Preston (closer to Hillcrest). It's been four years since my grandmother passed away and I can't remember the name of the place. I think it started with a E, but I can't find it with searches. It's definitely more expensive than some of the other places, but my father thought it was worth it. I took my infant daughter to visit my grandmother almost every day and the staff was always so friendly. The place seemed pretty well-kept and clean too.