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Valley Ranch Memory Care Community

8855 West Valley Ranch Parkway
Irving, TX 75063

(469) 619-0847

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Overview

Silverado’s memory care philosophy is to provide an atmosphere where residents retain a sense of independence and dignity while they continue enjoying the things that have always been important to them. The bright, lively atmosphere at the Valley Ranch community illustrates this perfectly, with a fountain and high windows to let in the natural light. Visitors can count on seeing residents socializing and engaged in activities like cooking and playing games, and our staff knows everyone’s names.

Our aim is to provide compassionate, individualized care that is focused on mind and spirit just as much as it is on body. Whether a resident is in the early stages of memory impairment or needs a higher level of dementia care, our staff understands the changing symptoms of memory loss and the impact these can have. This attention to staff and care helps Silverado provide far more than assisted living, giving the highest quality of life possible to those with memory conditions.

Activities, Amenities and Programs

  • Nexus, an innovative evidence-based program for early stage residents combining science and social engagement.
  • Family involvement is encouraged, so we don’t have visiting hours and provide free meals those wishing to share a breakfast, lunch or dinner with their loved one.
  • Staff specially trained in the challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia.
  • Multigenerational environment – children are a common sight, both family members of residents and those of Silverado associates (one young visitor recently told us he likes visiting because “grandma’s house has a playground!”)
  • Walking trails, gazebo and courtyards encourage freedom of movement, inviting residents to spend time outside and maintain mobility, strength and balance. This also fosters a sense of independence that is helpful in maintaining functional levels.
  • On-site hair salon and spa room with whirlpool tub where residents can relax and get manicures and pedicures. In our experience, feeling and looking good is one of the best ways to help residents remain engaged and involved.
  • Age appropriate activity programs (we call them engagements) build self-esteem, maintain dignity, and offer opportunities for growth and creativity. Club programs are designed with residents’ abilities, interests and histories in mind. The goal of all programs is to have fun, prevent boredom, boost confidence, develop friendships and provide opportunities for new senior living experiences.
  • Outings to movies, baseball games, the arboretum and more. Outings keep residents stimulated and help counteract the feeling of being confined.
  • Unique to the Silverado senior living experience is the summer “staycation program” – week-long events where the community is decorated with a destination in mind (Paris, Hawaii, National Parks, and more) and  activities, music and entertainment are themed to provide a getaway feel
  • Community pets help provide companionship and a sense of normalcy. Residents may be able to move into the community with their beloved pets, provided the pet fits in with others in the environment. Community animals provide love and companionship as well as giving residents the opportunity to maintain dignity and self esteem by helping provide care for them (if they wish). This “sense of purpose” pet care brings is a hallmark goal of Silverado programs and services.
  • Kitchen-like bistros are used for private family meals and cooking clubs.
  • Nutritious fare that looks appetizing and tastes delicious. High-quality food keeps residents healthy and can serve as a source of enjoyment.

 Achievements and Awards

  • Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Champion for Seniors - Autumn Ferguson, Lead Caregiver

As you research memory care options we welcome you to compare their features. Download our service comparison document.

Get to Know Us

Local Team

Administrator, Andrea Fichtner
Administrator
Andrea Fichtner, LNFA, MPH
Medical Director, Kojo Pobee
Medical Director
Kojo Pobee, MD, CMD
Assistant Director of Health Services, Jerrylyn Booze
Assistant Director of Health Services
Jerrylyn Booze
Director of Resident and Family Services, Kati Rogers
Director of Resident and Family Services
Kati Rogers
Community Ambassador
Beth Giniewicz
Director of Culinary Services, Mike Manning
Director of Culinary Services
Mike Manning
Director of Plant Operations
David Gentry
Family Ambassador, Denise Washburn
Family Ambassador
Denise Washburn
Director of Resident Engagement, Mollie Pollard
Director of Resident Engagement
Mollie Pollard

Events

Dementia Caregiver Essentials: The Untold Story
3/7/2015  ( 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM )
Addressing the most difficult topics surrounding memory impairment...
March Caregiver Support Group
3/10/2015  ( 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM )
Sharing experiences and gaining support.
March Thriving Spouses
3/11/2015  ( 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM )
A life group for caregiving spouses.
Memory Boot Camp
3/14/2015  ( 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM )
Join us at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church for an educational seminar and learn techniques and plans to improve your brain health!
Ask the Expert: A Discussion with Alzheimer's Researcher, Dr. Mary Quiceno, MD
3/17/2015  ( 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM )
Join us for this educational presentation and hear from an accomplished researcher about the cutting edge of dementia treatment... 
March Evening Escapades
3/19/2015  ( 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM )
Do you need a night out? Spend a relaxing evening with Valley Ranch family members.
AFTD 2015 Education Conference
4/24/2015  ( 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM )
Join us for the AFTD 2015 Education Conference, a conference dedicated to the people with FTD, the families, and the professionals who comprise our growing community...

Spotlight

Experiencing Art
2/23/2015
Photo of the Day
Love is in the Air
2/18/2015
Photo of the Week
It's A Beautiful Day
2/11/2015
Photo of the Week
A Wedding at Silverado?
2/4/2015
Is someone on the Engagement Team getting married?
Chit Chat
2/4/2015
Photo of the Week
DJ Michael Rocks the House
1/27/2015
Photo of the Week
Strike!
1/22/2015
Photo of the Week
Just the Guys...
1/13/2015
Photo of the week
Happy New Year!!
1/7/2015
Kicking 2015 off to a great start!

Other Silverado Locations and Services

3611 Dickason Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 619-0656
4500 Beltway Dr. Suite A, Addison, TX 75001
(866) 461-7218 and (972) 409-9884
4500 Beltway Dr. Suite B, Addison, TX 75001
(469) 619-0819

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