Walnut Place offers loved ones with memory loss the care, respect, support, dignity and quality of life they deserve. At our memory care neighborhood in Lake Highlands, Texas, we provide person-centered Alzheimer’s and dementia care designed to enrich the lives of those living with memory impairment. Just as important, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one will receive highly-specialized, quality memory care 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a secure, comfortable environment.
We understand that finding the right care for your loved one can make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. At Walnut Place, it is our goal to help your loved one thrive in a positive, supportive environment.
Most importantly, we focus our highly-specialized memory care to each individual resident. By creating an atmosphere that is warm and home-like, residents have the freedom to live life to the fullest in a highly-specialized, secure environment with the 24/7 care they need.
When we set out to design our memory care community in Dallas, we had one goal in mind. Unlike other memory care facilities, we wanted to create an environment that wasn’t hospital-like, but that was warm, inviting and felt like home for all of our residents.
In an effort to personalize our level of care for each of our Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents, we dive deep into understanding what makes them happy, sad, their likes and dislikes. We offer each memory care resident the opportunity to share their interests, passions and their desires. We use this information to build upon our memory care offerings and also provide them with a personalized gift upon their arrival. It’s our version of a house-warming present from the staff at Walnut Place.
We also use the insight we gain on our residents to help them structure their days with memory care activities, classes and events that are in line with what interests them. Our person-centered care is what makes all the difference. We make it our mission to do the little things that make our residents feel welcomed, valued and at home.
Our devoted and supportive team is just another piece of the puzzle that makes our person-centered approach to senior memory care unique to Walnut Place. Our staff is highly trained, kind and caring to our residents. But more than that, all of our staff members treat our residents like family.
The heartfelt connections made by our residents and staff members is exactly what contributes to our residents feeling like they are at home. Our staff members develop unique relationships with each of our memory care residents and see it as more than just a job. It’s an extended family.
At the heart of our memory and dementia care, are our staff members. Our staff is highly trained, kind and caring to our residents. The main goal of our team is to create life-affirming memory care activities that enrich the well-being of residents entrusted to our care.
At the core of everything we do are our guiding principles:
The highly individualized memory care program starts with truly getting to know each resident. Using your loved one’s social history we capture a lasting legacy of details about your loved one: family, friends, career, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Our skilled, trained and compassionate team uses the insights gained from each life story to develop person-centered memory care activities and programming for each resident. Your loved one’s life story is at the heart of Heartfelt CONNECTIONS.
For Your Loved One
Walnut Place gives dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers temporary relief through reliable respite care for individuals who can no longer live alone, but don’t require full-time nursing care. Within the safe, secure memory care neighborhood at Walnut Place, your loved one can receive the comfort and care needed to feel like a special home away from home.
Comforting Mealtime: Your loved one will enjoy home-style dining—shared with our caring staff. All meals are prepared on-site, with input from our on-site certified dietician.
Fun, Familiar Activities: Your loved one will not be bored without you. Our planned activities engage individuals in familiar pursuits they are sure to enjoy.
A True Sense of Security: Your loved one will be well taken care of in a secured, restraint-free environment with caring, competent 24/7 caregivers on-site.
Plus, friends and family are encouraged to visit anytime, and parking is always free!
At Walnut Place, our mission is to provide an enriching life experience for senior residents through quality health services, engaging lifestyle activities, remarkable hospitality and excellent housing, all at a competitive price.
We invite you to visit our senior living community and see the difference in our person-centered, home-like approach to senior memory care. Contact us today to schedule a tour. Or, browse our gallery to get a sense of how great life can be at Walnut Place.
Along with the person-focused care we offer our Alzheimer’s and dementia care residents, we also try to make life fun! You can feel it the second you enter our Lake Highlands community.
We offer a variety of activities that we call memory care and support “stations” that are specifically intended to provide residents with sensory activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul.
Some of these activities and amenities include:
Our day-to-day approach is tailored to each individual and is our secret to providing the best care we can for all our memory support residents.
Sometimes getting your loved one to eat can be a challenge, but not at Walnut Place. In our memory care neighborhood, you can expect your loved one to look forward to nutritious, delicious meals. Here, meal services are prepared under the direction of the Culinary Chef who trained at the Culinary Institute of America Masterworks and won the Iron Chef DFW region for Compass Group. Memory care residents enjoy personal menu selections on a daily basis. Special diets, as required, are routinely provided.
Interested in seeing what life would be like in our memory care neighborhood? Take a peek inside our floor plans to get a feel for what accommodations are like for our residents. It is our goal to keep our floor plans familiar for residents and to give them a clear sense of home away from home.
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For individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™ – A Memory Care Program® promotes physical and emotional well-being, supports daily functioning and maintains a sense of satisfaction, dignity and quality of life.
The highly individualized memory care program starts with truly getting to know each resident. Using your loved one’s social history along with LifeBio™ reminiscence tools, we capture a lasting legacy of details about your loved one: family, friends, career, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Our skilled, trained and compassionate team uses the insights gained from each life story to develop person-centered memory care activities and programming for each resident. Your loved one’s life story is at the heart of Heartfelt CONNECTIONS.
Best of all, our memory and dementia care programs give back the control you lost when your loved one was diagnosed with memory loss. You can get back to being who your loved one wants you to be: a daughter, a son, a grandchild or a spouse again.
Music with deep emotional connections to the past has been proven as an effective dementia and Alzheimer’s program for individuals seeking memory care services. The results of music and memory research have been so compelling Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) has embraced a certified Music & Memory program.
Certified Music & Memory Program
Walnut Place is proud to be a Certified Memory and Music Program offering our memory care neighborhood residents the opportunity to utilize music as a form of therapy.
Research has found music can help to:
The benefits of our Music and Memory Program are remarkable. For some residents, simply hearing a song that they love, or that is very familiar to them, can get them singing and dancing – despite what memory loss has taken away from them. We have found this program to bring family members just as much joy as it brings the resident.
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. Click here to learn more.
The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence. As a participant in this program, Walnut Place is able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.