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Continuing Care Neighborhood at Highland Springs Earns 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

Apr 7, 2014
DALLAS, TX---The Continuing Care Neighborhood at Highland Springs retirement community attained the maximum score in three signature categories of the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Erickson Living community earned a 5-star rating in the Overall, Health Inspection and Quality Measure categories.  CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to assist consumers, their families and caregivers to compare the nation's 17,000 nursing homes that are certified by Medicare or Medicaid.  The quality system assigns each nursing home a ranking of 1 through 5 stars, with a 5-star rating indicating a "much...

Highland Springs Names Jamie Bruning as Pastoral Ministries Coordinator

Feb 18, 2014
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Jamie Bruning as the Pastoral Ministries Coordinator. Ms. Bruning has been an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for nearly fifteen years.  In 2011-2012, she served as the Interim Pastor at Christ The Servant Lutheran Church in Denton, Texas and, previously, as the Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator for the Northern Texas--Northern Louisiana Mission Area. In her leadership position at Highland Springs, she will oversee the Pastoral Ministries Department that serves residents of all faiths by facilitating worship services, offering counseling and coordinating activities that foster spiritual growth. ...

Highland Springs Named Best Retirement Community, Assisted Living by Star Local Media Readers

Feb 11, 2014
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Assisted Living in the Star Local Media 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. According to Star Local Media , over 197,000 votes were cast in a variety of categories during December via an on-line ballot that appeared on www.starlocalmedia.com .  In November, readers had the opportunity to nominate their favorite local businesses for the balloting. In a special section appearing in the January 26th edition of the Plano Star Courier , Star Local Media announced the winners.  The publication stated that "we...

Highland Springs "Go Red for Women" to Support American Heart Association

Feb 8, 2014
DALLAS, TX---According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease  is the "Silent Killer" because it often has no noticeable symptoms. In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was the leading cause of death for women.  To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the AHA launched Go Red For Women.  National Wear Red Day® --- the first Friday each February --- is a special time to bring attention to heart disease in women and to encourage people to take action to live longer, healthier lives. Dozens of residents and employees of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement...

Highland Springs Names Christopher Finley as Director of Nursing

Jan 3, 2014
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Christopher Finley, RN as its Director of Nursing. Mr. Finley brings eight years of health care experience, ranging from emergency room to intensive care unit work, to the continuing care neighborhood of Highland Springs.  Previously, he oversaw the rehabilitation department at Presbyterian Village North. In his role as Director of Nursing, Mr. Finley will be committed to positive outcomes by providing resident-centered health care and fostering a culture of high-quality service excellence to residents and their families.  Staff education will also be a major focus. Mr...

Highland Springs' Year-Round Labor of Love Brings Holiday Joy

Dec 19, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Santa really does have a workshop in Texas!  Three resident teams of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, collaborate annually to provide hand-made toy cradle sets and fire trucks to the Hobby Crafters Foundation and the NETWORK of Community Industries, Inc. for distribution to children and families in need in the Dallas area. Resident woodworkers of the Woodchuck Group design and construct the cradles and fire trucks.  A group of talented painters then decorate them.  The Sewing Ladies are responsible for assembling the dolls and sewing the mattresses and blankets.  In 2013, a total of...

In YouTube Video, Darlene Springer Proves That Gaming Is For All Ages

Dec 10, 2013
DALLAS, TX---According to the Entertainment® Software Association, 58 percent of Americans play video games.  The average game player is 30 years old and has been playing for thirteen years. These industry stats provide a clue as to the prevalence of video gaming as a major form of entertainment for young people.  However, gaming is for all ages. Look no farther than Darlene Springer, a resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas. She has enjoyed Wii Bowling for five years since learning from a fellow resident.  Now 87, Mrs. Springer has rolled an...

Highland Springs Resident Group Talks Texas Issues with State Representative Jeff Leach

Nov 25, 2013
DALLAS, TX---The resident-led Government Affairs Group of Highland Springs hosted Texas State Representative Jeff Leach (R-67th) for a legislative update on November 21st. Fifty residents of the Erickson Living retirement community attended the event.  They had the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation of Representative Leach whose topics included education, transportation and water issues facing Texas. "We sincerely thank Representative Leach for taking the time to visit Highland Springs," stated Herb Hoxie, a resident member of the Government Affairs Group.  "Our membership is very tuned into current events, and his remarks gave us additional insight into local and statewide...

Erickson Advantage® Receives Top National Rankings

Nov 19, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C, and 4.5-stars for Parts C and D combined. The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service.  A 5-star rating is considered exceptional. Other CMS...

All Saints Catholic School Students to Say Thank You to Veterans of Highland Springs

Nov 5, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Veterans Day provides Americans of all ages with the opportunity to say "thank you" to men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces. It also serves as a time to pass on the lessons of service and mission to new generations. Residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in Dallas, and students of All Saints Catholic School will be doing both at a ceremony on Monday, November 11th. The students have prepared a special program for the visiting veterans of Highland Springs that includes a welcome address, patriotic music performed by the school's...