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The Top 3 Myths about Assisted Living

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Myths about assisted living can make it harder to find a Dallas-area senior living community for yourself or a loved one.

By demystifying three of the most prevalent assisted living myths, we’re here to give you the facts you need to make a sound decision.

Discover three common misconceptions people have about assisted living communities like Signature Pointe.

Myth #1. Assisted Living is Just Another Name for Nursing Home

Truth: While they both provide long-term care, assisted living communities and nursing homes offer different types of care.

In the continuum of senior living settings, assisted living falls between independent living and nursing home care.

At an assisted living community like Signature Pointe, you’ll receive just the right amount of care you need to go about your daily activities

In assisted living, you won’t find the intensive medical care and supervision of a nursing home.

Skilled Nursing homes provide the highest level of care possible outside of a hospital. In fact, many seniors move to nursing homes after a hospital stay.

Because they deliver more intensive medical care and offer more supervision, nursing homes facilities tend to cost more than assisted living communities. If you or a loved one needs nursing home care, you might find this recent U.S. News & World Report article helpful.

Of course, there’s a great deal of variation in settings, services and amenities at Dallas-area assisted living communities. You’ll want to review these to find the right community.

Tucked away in a tranquil nook on Preston Road near White Rock Creek, Signature Pointe is close to shopping, restaurants, parks, golf and other Dallas area activities. If you still drive, you can claim your own covered parking spot.

Designed to embrace you with warmth and intimacy, Signature Pointe’s Assisted Living neighborhood can help you achieve a healthy body, inspired mind and awakened spirit.

You’ll enjoy the independence and privacy of your own studio or one-bedroom senior living apartment, complete with private bath.

To help you feel at home, there’s space for your favorite furniture and cherished belongings.

Our all-inclusive rate covers all meals.

Our assisted staff helps with daily living activities, including:

  • Bathing, grooming, dressing and undressing.
  • Activity reminders.
  • Medication management.
  • Morning bed-making and evening turndown service
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Safety checks and 24-hour emergency call system
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments.

At Signature Pointe, help is there when you need it, and almost invisible when you don’t!

Myth #2. Moving to Assisted Living Means Giving Up Your Freedom.

Truth:  For too many people, the words “assisted living” conjure up visions of losing their independence.

In fact, a main goal of assisted living is to heighten and preserve feelings of autonomy among residents.

Living in a maintenance-free senior living apartment releases you from responsibilities of home upkeep, cooking, cleaning, lawn care and other everyday chores.

With more free time, you can focus on what you enjoy most. At Signature Pointe, you can choose from a variety of life-enriching programs in the greater Dallas area, including:

  • Social and cultural activities.
  • Simulated travel and new experience through our MyndVR Virtual Reality program.
  • Exercise and wellness programs.
  • Games and recreational activities.

Besides daily living services and support, we can help you engage with the world around you.

Connect with nature on our landscaped grounds, complete with an outdoor courtyard and veranda, beautiful lake with fountain, lighted walking trails and more.

Our comfortable lobby and club room, dining room, and hair salon provide space for social life and beauty care.

Enjoy life on your terms, with peace of mind from knowing you don’t have to go it alone. Caring help is always there if you need it.

Myth #3. I (or my Loved One) Will Hate Assisted Living and Want to Move Back Home.

 Truth: Although it’s natural to worry about making a change, the concern that you or a loved one will regret moving to assisted living is as much fear of the unknown as an assisted living myth.

In an assisted living community like Signature Pointe, life isn’t about having to settle for less. It’s about gaining access to the resources you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our Assisted living community offers an uplifting combination of safety, freedom and opportunities to enjoy friendships and interests in the greater Dallas area.

And, after decades spent building careers and caring for others, our residents say they enjoy relaxing and receiving care.

After you move to a senior living community, you may feel nostalgia about the home and life left behind.

But it’s important to consider both the benefits of assisted living and potential risks of living alone.

About a third of all adults over 65 live alone, putting them at risk for feeling lonely and isolated.

And, according to a Brigham Young University study, social isolation can be as deadly as smoking or obesity.

Assisted living communities banish social isolation with opportunities to mingle and have a good time with compatible companions.

Scheduled programs such as exercise, arts, games and excursions keep residents active and engaged.

Every year, our residents and their family members leave online reviews detailing their satisfaction with Signature Pointe. Based on these reviews, we won a 2020 The Best of Assisted Living award from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada.

Find out if you or a loved one will love living at our Dallas-area assisted living neighborhood!

Call (972) 726-7575 to schedule a virtual visit today!