Dallas, Texas—Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+), Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Memory Care Services in the Star Local Media 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.
It marked the fourth consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in the Retirement Community category, the second consecutive year winning the Best Memory Care Services award and second time in three years earning the Best Assisted Living Facility rating.
Voting occurred in December via on-line balloting at 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/2jQGa9e.
Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen community newspapers and websites serving suburban North Texas for over a century.
"Receiving this recognition for the fourth year in a row is a reflection of the mission-driven commitment to offering high quality independent living and extended care services unique to Highland Springs," stated Matt Neville, Executive Director. "Each day, our employees help nearly 900 residents to live better lives."
"We are especially proud of the team in our extended care neighborhood, Fountain View," noted Mr. Neville. "Under the leadership of Jennifer Fox, they focus on much more than just the medical needs of residents. Our caregivers partner with family members to take a personalized approach to learn the 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, I would like to thank the readers of Star Local Media who voted and offer congratulations to all of the businesses that were honored," said Mr. Neville. "Plano is a family-friendly, vibrant area for a growing community such as Highland Springs to do business."
Within its independent living neighborhoods, Highland Springs currently features 646 apartment homes with a variety of one & two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. A new resident building, Pecan Grove, opened in December, 2016. It added 108 residences, an upscale dining venue and a fitness studio to the community.
The extended care neighborhood offers assisted living, post-acute rehabilitation, memory care and nursing care services to Highland Springs and Dallas-area residents. Since 2014, the neighborhood has attained the maximum score of five stars in the "overall" category 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 nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 875 residents. Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.