GoodLife Pathways is pleased to be the first senior resource in the Dallas area to provide easy-to-use maps for you to utilize in finding the locations of senior residence communities.
Simple Selection Process
Selecting a new home during the transition process can be confusing and overwhelming, at GoodLife Pathways our goal is to simplify the process and make selecting your new home, a residence community, a more pleasant experience. Researching each community is a time consuming and serious endeavor. GoodLife is providing you the tools to make these comparisons efficiently. The whole transition process is made easier when you are shown a simple and manageable step by step way to go through it. The steps are simple and easy to follow:
- Use GoodLife’s website to locate residence communities that meet your needs, preferred location and price range.
- Review the Summary Sheets and Community Comparisons and select your favorites.
- Email us to arrange to visit the 3 or 4 that seem to be best fit your requirements.
- Ask questions – here is a list of things to consider and questions to ask when looking for a community.
Making Community Comparisons
Once you select all of your favorites, you have the option of viewing 3 at a time on the same page. You will be able to quickly view their similarities and differences and even print them off.
You can email each individual community for brochures directly from their Community Profile Page. You can tell them that you want it mailed directly to you and you would like for them to call you at this time. Mention any other pretinent information you wish to share at this point. You can ask GoodLife for assistance in touring you through your favorite communities and assisting you in this part of the decision process. We are just an email away-just use the Contact Us link at the top-right of the site.
GoodLife receives a fee from participating communities and Realtors which provides the funding for the high-quality listings and versatile maps that are available to you at no cost.
Types of Communities:
The communities are divided into the following areas of senior living options. Although these are the common terms used across the U.S., you will need to refer to each selected community for specific information and their fees and services.
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) - Communities offering several levels of assistance, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing care. Residents move from one setting to another as needs change, but stay in the same CCRC community.
Independent Living (IL) - A residential location that may or may not provide hospitality or support services. Residents can choose which services they want. There may be an additional fee for some services.
Assisted Living (AL) – Individual apartments, usually within a residential community, that may have a kitchenette and offer 24-hour on-site staff, group dining and activity programs. Limited nursing services may be available for an additional fee, (or may be reimbursed under your health insurance).
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care or Memory Care (MC) – Communities that specialize in providing care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Rehabilitation (REHAB) - Communities licensed to provide rehabilitative care (such as physical, occupational or speech therapy) or specialized care for Alzheimer’s patients. May also be referred to as Nursing Homes or Nursing Care.
Residential Care Homes or Personal Care Homes (RCH or PCH) – Licensed housing in private homes generally for under 9 people with sleeping areas, common spaces, meals, snacks, laundry, housekeeping, assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, 24/7 supervision and planned activities.
Adult Family Homes (AFH) – A residential home licensed to care for up to six elder residents. The home provides housing and meals (room and board) and assumes general responsibilities for the safety and care of residents.