At The Avenues of Park Forest, we believe in a vibrant senior living experience full of community and camaraderie. Through compassionate, highly personalized care and support, we empower our residents to live their best life as independently as possible in a place that feels just like home. In addition to individual, well-appointed, pet-friendly apartments, our residents enjoy being part of a neighborhood abundant with new friends and new life experiences.
Beyond the cozy comforts of home, our community features a variety of amenities in a park-like setting as well as a bustling activities calendar. Residents can choose to enjoy a peaceful afternoon on their own or share moments of cheerful fellowship with friends. For those that enjoy a good outing, we are conveniently located just south of Farmers Branch in Northwest Dallas near plenty of shopping, dining, and a variety of other enjoyable pursuits. At The Avenues of Park Forest, we offer seniors more than quality care and a nice, new home. We offer a community full of life - and life should be full of living.
Experience Vibrant Senior Living at The Avenues of Park Forest Near Farmers Branch
Independence, Reimagined - Experience Personal Care on Your Terms with Assisted Living at The Avenues of Park Forest
At The Avenues of Park Forest, we want to help residents live their best lives. Full, vibrant, happy, active lives. The kind of life they will fall in love with. That's why we offer 24-7 passionate care services in private, well-appointed, pet-friendly apartments within a community featuring resort-style amenities. We want to empower our residents to be as independent as possible while living their lives to the fullest.
Chef leading cooking demonstration for residents
Fun, Engaging Assisted Living Activities
One of the best things about one's Golden Years is the luxury of time. Time to spend with family and friends. Time to make new friends. Time to spend on your favorite hobbies, and time to learn new things. Both maintaining a strong social network and learning new skills can be key to maintaining a healthy mind and spirit. That's why we're passionate about offering a robust activities program here at The Avenues of Park Forest. We want all of our residents to be happy, healthy, and engaged. And if we don't offer something that interests a resident, all they have to do is talk to us. We are always looking for new ways to help our residents be more involved!
• Ageless Grace chair aerobics
• Art Throb
• Green Thumb Club
• Variety of clubs
• Themed events
• Scheduled outings
• Bible study
• My Miracle Moment
Passionate Care, Personalized - Welcome to Memory Care in The Cottage at The Avenues of Park Forest
At The Avenues of Park Forest, we believe that the good life for our Alzheimer's and dementia care residents is found in moments. Moments filled with happiness, kindness, purposefulness, and laughter. The kind of small, pleasurable moments that make life worth living. The ones that are best enjoyed in the present. That's why we offer a comprehensive, loving, evidence-based approach to memory care in The Cottage - because every moment makes a difference in the quality of life for our residents.
We intentionally keep the number of available rooms in The Cottage low and our staff per resident ratios high so that all of our residents can enjoy warm, attentive, compassionate care in a small, home-like environment. We want our memory care residents to feel like they're part of a caring, close-knit community. We want them to be reminded every day of two things we feel strongly about: that they're important and that they matter.
Personalized Memory Care Services
Our loving staff considers caring for our residents in The Cottage their passion. At The Avenues of Park Forest, we support this passion with required certifications and the best of ongoing training in positive, person-centered dementia care. Also, we maintain higher staff-per-resident ratios to ensure every staff member can truly get to know each resident and the kind of personalized assistance they need.
We love when our staff and residents bond, so we actively encourage meaningful relationships between them. These relationships benefit the resident by allowing their caregivers to be more intuitive and flexible in their care, as well as their loved ones by providing access to detailed information from the caregivers themselves. The loving atmosphere and secure setting of The Cottage not only allows our residents a measure of independence and encourages engagement, but it also provides their loved ones with much-needed peace of mind.
• Specialized care in all phases of dementia
• Certified, compassionate staff on-site 24-7
• Full-time, licensed nurse
• Medication management
• Personal assistance with daily needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring, and toileting based on individualized care plans
• Housekeeping and personal laundry service
• Passionate focus on cleanliness
Specialized Memory Care Activities Focused on Quality of Life
Every member of our passionate staff is here to make a difference in the lives of our residents. That's why all of the memory care activity programming in The Cottage has been specifically developed according to the latest scientific research on both improving quality of life and slowing the progression of Alzheimer's and dementia in our residents. We seek every day to enrich their lives with sensory engagement, appropriate exercise, and intellectual, vocational, social, spiritual, and stress-reducing activities.
As part of our programming, we engage our residents in a specialized, evidence-based method of teaching and learning. This helps our compassionate staff connect with our memory care residents on their level in a no-judgment zone that emphasizes the respect and value of each resident. Through this method, our residents participate in activities that help with things like rebuilding motor skills and connecting to long-term memory. We also provide opportunities for residents to engage in meaningful, purposeful activities such as cleaning, cooking, or sorting so that they feel happy, hopeful, helpful, and productive.
• Dedicated Activities Coordinator just for memory care
• Specially-designed, personalized My Legacy program
• Ageless Grace and other appropriate exercises
• Montessori method of learning
• Intellectually engaging activities such as puzzles, brainteasers, and word games
• Signature themed sensory boxes
• Interactive life and work stations
• Parties and celebrations
• Pet therapy
• Live entertainment
• Art Throb Club
• Green Thumb Club
• Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group meetings for residents and loved ones
Enticing Memory Care Dining Experiences
In The Cottage, we understand that food is both nutrition and experience. We serve only fresh, delicious, scratch-made food with warm, friendly service from menus specifically designed to abide by the latest nutritional guidelines in both physical and cognitive wellness. We also offer individualized dietary monitoring and do our best to tailor menu selections according to the history and preferences of our residents.
Additionally, we employ several programs to help entice healthy appetites and encourage good nutrition. We regularly schedule Spice Club and our hand towel therapy sessions to engage the proper senses in close proximity to meals. Our residents can also get involved in the food preparation process with our weekly and monthly Chef Action Stations. By creating opportunities to engage with our residents using food, we hope to go beyond providing a healthy diet into providing another way to connect.
• Freshly-prepared fare using the finest ingredients
• Three homestyle meals a day
• Two snacks a day
• Specialized diabetic dietary monitoring
• MINDful Menu
• Consistent hydration
• Hand towel therapy
• Spice Club
• Weekly and monthly Chef Action Stations
• Private dining options
Purposeful Memory Care Amenities
We designed The Cottage at The Avenues of Park Forest as a calm, homelike, open environment to inspire comfort and community as well as provide plenty of opportunities for independence. Residents of The Cottage live in their own, specialized, secure wing of the building. Each well-appointed suite or private room is created to be both accessible and easily navigable and opens onto a spacious, yet cozy living area.
We encourage all of our residents to bring their own belongings and make their new residence their home. The Cottage features its own beautiful courtyard as well as a personal kitchen. Common area decorations are specifically chosen to inspire personal engagement, joyful tales, and happy memories. There are also plenty of cozy gathering spaces to encourage social interaction.
• Dedicated, secure wing of the building
• Spacious, easily navigable apartments
• Large, homelike, central living space
• Separate kitchen
• Secure courtyard
• Safe flooring
• Storytelling artwork
• Activity stations
• Light and cheerful furnishings and decor
• Plenty of windows with natural light
• Exercise room
We put the Living in Senior Living with The Avenues of Park Forest's Signature Passion Program
Passionate Service. Passionate Cleanliness. Passionate Care. At The Avenues of Park Forest, passion is the pulse of everything we do. It drives us. It gives us the energy to fulfill what we believe is our purpose - to serve seniors with a higher level of care and provide them with the best quality of life possible. We love our residents, and we want them to feel that love every day. We want them happy, fulfilled, entertained, and engaged. That's why we created our revolutionary Passion Program.
The Passion Program is all about creating a life our residents can't wait to wake up to. A life full of family and friends, fun activities, and enriching experiences propelled by warmhearted, attentive caregivers, overall wellness, and delicious food. Through this program, we address and provide for quality in every aspect of resident life so they can flourish and thrive. It's how we show we truly care.
The My Wellness program helps connect our residents and their families with our Wellness Team. Through this program, the Wellness Team learns about and is empowered to accommodate both what the resident wants and what they need to live a healthy life. The My Wellness program includes:
• My Wellness Assessment
• My Service Agreement
• My Care Conference
• The Passionate Pass
• EMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Record)
• Integrated Service Systems
At The Avenues of Park Forest, we understand that food is more than just nutrition - it's an experience. It's also the center of much of our lives. Through the My Food program, we provide our residents with an upscale, passion-filled, and personalized culinary experience, every day. The My Food program includes:
• My Recipe
• My Community Signature Dish
• My Birthday Meal
• Themed Dinner
• Cooking Demonstration
• Weekly Chef Features
• Seasonal Sips
• MINDful Menu
• Chef Selections
My Passion Pathway
My Passion Pathway is how we sincerely begin to get to know each resident. It's designed to enhance their lives by helping us celebrate their stories, meet their daily health and wellness needs, and provide a reality of life that meets their unique visions. The My Passion Pathway program includes:
• My Community Ambassador
• Passionate Welcome
• Intergenerational Life Program
• My Special Friend
• My First 7 Days - New Resident Survey
• Stay Connected
• Signature Scent
The Avenues of Park Forest celebrates stories, memories, and milestones while exceeding daily care expectations for health and wellness needs through our My Activities program. It is a stimulating, engaging, and entertaining program, and one that is vital to the overall health and wellness of every one of our beloved residents. The My Activities program includes:
• Employee Engagement Program
• My Miracle Moment
• Resident Spotlight
• Ageless Grace
• My Passionate Activities
• Housewarming Party
• Green Thumb Club
• Art Throb Club
• Outreach Club
Specifically designed for our special residents in our memory care community The Cottage, the My Legacy program addresses one of the greatest challenges facing those affected by memory loss: an increased lack of involvement in daily activities. This program promotes engagement, participation, and connectivity in the everyday living of our memory care residents. The My Legacy program includes:
• My Passionate Activities
• My Sensory Program
• My Legacy Box
• My Purpose
• My Story Assessment
• My Hand Towel Aromatherapy
• My Story Album
• My Dining
• My Table Stations
Our Passionate Employee
As a community of passionate people, we understand that employing and maintaining a happy, skilled, caring staff is the key to success in our mission to serve seniors at a higher level. That's why the Our Passionate Employee program offers our staff the opportunity to learn, grow, and be recognized for outstanding job performance. The tools and resources we use to empower our workforce are customizable, achievable, and developed specifically to help every employee reach their greatest potential. We believe that investing as passionately in our own as we do in our residents results in having the best employees. The Our Passionate Employee program includes:
• The Passionate Attitude
• Employee Recruitment Plan
• Wallet Program
• Engage Program
• Employee Recognition
• Lead Program
• Continuing Education Reimbursement