The Carrollton Buildings | Avalon Memory Care

The Carrollton Buildings

Welcome to Avalon Memory Care in Carrollton, located near the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Willow Bend’s West Plano/Carrollton neighborhood.

Carrollton ranks as one of the best places to live in Texas, and the Willow Bend area is a close-knit community where residents enjoy a high quality of life, abundant parks, good schools, and safe neighborhoods. It’s a place with a small-town, neighborly feel. As part of this vibrant community, Avalon brings the Carrollton Buildings, two award-winning communities that provide the highest quality care for families in need of memory care.

The two buildings, Carrollton One and Carrollton Two are our “classic” Avalon design, which features an open concept multipurpose living and kitchen area to offer residents a more stimulating environment. The beauty of these two buildings is that their inviting and homey environments promote independence for each resident.

The Carrollton buildings are anything but institutional. They’re tastefully decorated but still warm and welcoming with several notable features:

• Beautiful hardwood floors
• Gathering areas with oversized, comfortable, individual chairs and several televisions for residents to enjoy together
• Updated oversized, fully accessible showers with room for assistance
• Accessible design in every area for varying levels of mobility
• Comfortable dining rooms with smaller tables and a soothing atmosphere
• Manicured lawns and bright, landscaped grounds with blooming flora
• Beautiful artwork
• Cozy kitchens for gathering and community events
• Spacious private or semi-private bedrooms
• Secured grounds and walking paths, covered decks, and garden areas
• Warm, sunshine-filled sitting areas

Carrollton Two focuses on the more independent, active, or social residents of the two buildings, while Carrollton One caters to residents with more care needs. Care Ratios can change according to individual needs, but a typical caregiver-to-resident ratio is 1:6.

Because each of the Carrollton buildings only houses up to 25 residents, the staff gets to know and understand the likes and dislikes of each resident. A home-like environment, personalized care, and our loving approach allow our residents to bond with their care team.

As part of our services, your loved one will enjoy a customized routine, not just activities to keep them busy. Many of these social and recreational activities would not be possible in other settings where the staff might not be trained specifically to work with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive impairments.

When your loved one is not involved in activities, they can relax in the comfort of a spacious private or semi-private room surrounded by familiar treasures and positive reminders of home and family.

Avalon is fortunate to have a great director in long-time industry professional Matthew Gerleman, the Carrollton Buildings executive director. Matthew also assists Avalon’s key management team in designing and modifying new policies, procedures, and training programs.

“At the Carrollton buildings, we emphasize activities that promote each resident’s personality, which helps build their self-esteem and dignity,” says Gerleman. “Family members will often remark how simply being around other people seems to give their loved ones newfound happiness.”

This unique approach often results in a reduction of medications, increased appetite, and acceptance of the new surroundings. Avalon’s therapeutic environment is known to frequently help residents retain their autonomy as the disease progresses so that, in many cases, residents are able to continue some of their familiar daily personal tasks.

At Avalon Memory Care, our team strives to achieve excellence by focusing on the whole person—their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Please feel free to peruse the Virtual Tour below and contact us to ask any questions or to set up a tour.

Matthew Gerleman | Executive Director

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