Dallas, Texas—Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Memory Care Services in the Star Local Media 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. It was the third consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in the Retirement Community category. Votes were cast in December during on-line balloting in www.starlocalmedia.com. Earlier in the fall, readers nominated their favorite local businesses to be considered. Final results can be found here: http://bit.ly/1RYwDuI. Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen community newspapers and websites serving suburban North Texas for over a century. Matt Neville is the Executive Director of Highland Springs. "Receiving this recognition for the third year in a row is a reflection of the mission-driven commitment to offering high quality independent living and extended care services," stated Mr. Neville. "Our employees are committed to help our residents live better lives." "We are especially proud of our memory care program," noted Mr. Neville. "The team focuses on so much more than just the medical needs of our residents. Our caregivers partner with family members to take a personalized approach to learn the likes and preferences of the residents they serve. Meeting their emotional, mental and spiritual needs in a caring environment adds to the overall quality of life." "Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who voted and congratulate all of the businesses that were honored," said Mr. Neville. "The Plano area is a tremendous region in which to do business." Within its independent living neighborhoods, Highland Springs currently features 537 apartment homes with a variety of one & two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. A new resident building, Pecan Grove, is currently under construction. Scheduled to open in the fall, it will add 108 residences, an upscale dining venue and a fitness studio to the community. The memory care program is part of the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs. With 96 residences, the neighborhood also offers assisted living, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services to Highland Springs and Dallas-area residents. In 2014 and 2015, the neighborhood attained the maximum score in three signature categories (Overall, Health Inspection and Quality Measure) of the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). About Highland Springs: Highland Springs is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 830 residents. Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.
February 11, 2016