Dignity Privacy Independence
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and strong, because some day in your life you will have been all of these"
- George W. Carver


Public Resources

2-1-1 - Information and assistance in accessing services.
Phone: 211

2-1-1 Sourcebook - Printed list of agencies and socail services.
Phone: 214-871-5065, ext. 275

Allen Community Outreach - Information and referral, emergency help for Allen, Fairview and Lucas
Phone: 972-727-9131

Assistance Center of Collin County - Countywide information and referral, emergency help for Plano and Wylie.
Phone: 1-800-725-4936 or 972-422-1850

Collin County Cares - Printed directory of Collin County Social Services.
Phone: 1-800-725-4936 or 972-422-1850

Collin County Committee on Aging - Information and assistance, benefits counseling, care coordination, Meals on Wheels, transportation.
Phone: 972-562-6996

Directory of Community Services in Texas - Online searchable database of disability resources and community services.

Looking Ahead: Selected Information About Retirement Planning - Printed resource guide of federal, state and local social services.
Phone: 1-800-272-3921 or 1-877-229-9084
jhenning@nctcog.org or adrc@nctcog.org

North Central Texas Aging & Disability Resource Center - Information and assistance, benefits counseling, care coordination, ombudsman services.
Phone: 1-800-272-3921

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging - Information and assistance, benefits counseling, care coordination, ombudsman services.
Phone: 1-800-272-3921

North Central Texas Aging & Disability Resource Center - Information and assistance in accessing services.
Phone: 1-877-229-9084

Private Resources

ADULT DAYCARE - Friends Place Adult Day Services is dedicated to providing specialized care and programs for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias; which will enable them to maintain a life with dignity, meaning and purpose, while remaining as independent as possible. You can reach Alex Nameth at 972.569.9000.

ACCESSIBLE REMODEL - Independent Living Design is dedicated to designing and performing modifications in homes to improve safety and accessibility. Our team of experts can asses your home then make recommendations. We then manage the whole process from design to completing the changes. Our customers include those who wish to age in place and those who may have a condition that creates challenges in performing every day activities. We utilize Universal Design which makes the home accessible to everyone, regardless of capability, while maintaining a homelike atmosphere. You can reach Adam or Mark at 214.273.7267.

ASSISTED LIVING - Horizon Bay, is redefining life for seniors by creating comfortable retirement communities where people feel connected, respected as individuals and encouraged to live life more meaningfully. We know that seniors have lived a lifetime and our hope is that residents living at a Horizon Bay community feel at home, fully connected and full of life. It might just be a whole new way of living life. You can reach the facility at 972.437.7400.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - At Specialty Medical Sales, we believe independent Home Medical Equipment providers offer the best service. Our mission is to bring comfort and dignity to the lives of our patients and customers and to do more than what is expected. We offer a complete range of durable equipment and disposable medical supplies for your convenience. You can reach them at 972.434.2073.

ELDER LAW ATTORNEY - Lori A. Leu P.C., provides elder law services, including assistance with issues related to long-term care, Medicaid qualification, estate planning, guardianships, and probate. You can reach Lori at 972.996.2540

FINANCIAL SERVICES - Edward Jones, Jon-Erik Schoellhorn provides a full range of financial services to seniors, helping them plan for a steady source of income when they need it most. You can reach Jon-Erik at 214.826.2087.

GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT - Third Age Services, Carole Larkin is a geriatric care manager who specializes in Alzheimer/Dementia care. She can help your family with a one time consultation and advise to continuing assistance on an hourly basis. You can reach Carole Larkin at 214-649-1392.

GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT - Comprehensive Care Management, Cheryl Acres is a Geriatric Care Manager/Nurse who can help you navigate the senior care maze. She can be reached at 972.446.4789 or by email at cheryl.acres@gmail.com

HOME HEALTH - Senior Select Home Health Services, is dedicated to promoting the well-being of our patients/clients. Because of this commitment, we strive to demonstrate our belief in the dignity and worth of each individual. Our mission is to provide you with professional, quality services so that you can have the quality of life you deserve. You can reach Carey Coleman at 972.569.8157.

HOME HEALTH - TheraCare Home Health, we offer high-quality in-home rehabilitation services from licensed professional therapists. We are not a nursing service that happens to offer therapy - our primary focus is quality rehabilitation therapy. Since we are owned and operated by a registered nurse and licensed therapist, physical rehabilitation is the heart of our business. You can reach George Vega at 972.434.9400.

HOSPICE - Hospice Plus, our mission is to provide premier healthcare services to people nearing the end of life. Services are designed to enhance quality of life by focusing on the specific individual needs of both patient and families. You can reach LeAnn Jackson at 214.460.9367.

HOSPICE - Grace Hospice, we provide specialized health care services that focus on pain relief, symptom control, comfort and support for terminally ill patients and their caregivers. “You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” - Dame Cicely Saunders. You can reach Lynn Pierce at 972.754.8700.

IN-HOME COMPANIONS - Senior Helpers, we’ve rapidly built a reputation for providing only the best in dependable, consistent and affordable elderly care services. We have the people, resources, systems and knowledge necessary to make sure our clients get as much or as little help as they need to enjoy living independently at home. You can reach Bent Schoellhorn at 214.361.7943.

MEDICAL TRANSPORT - StarPlus EMS, provides ambulance transportation in Collin and Grayson counties and the surrounding counties of North Texas. Headquartered in McKinney, TX, StarPlus EMS is strategically located near US 75 & Hwy 121, and off Texoma Parkway between Denison and Sherman. You can reach Britton Waldron at 469.452.7101.

MEDICAL TRANSPORT - Halo Medical Service offers Basic Life Support to Mobile Intensive Care Unit transport 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We provide service to Dallas County including DeSoto, Lancaster, Duncanville, Cedar Hill and surrounding Dallas areas. We are proud to announce our service area has now been extended into Collin County including McKinney, Allen, Richardson, Frisco, Plano and surrounding North Dallas areas. You can reach Renee Stout at 469.323.5495.

MENTAL HEALTH - Green Oaks Hospital, has been providing the very best in mental health and addiction services for adolescents, seniors and adults to the people and employers of North Texas. Under our care, people can find stability and relief from their emotional pain and a chance to start a new life. You can reach the facility at 972.770.0818.

MENTAL HEALTH - Timberlawn Mental Health System, is a comprehensive and integrated system of psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents and children. You can reach Merry Baily at 214.734.7222.

MOVE MANAGEMENT - A Changing Season, is a senior move specialist which covers the DFW metroplex to help seniors pack, downsize, move and then they do everything to get them settled in including hanging pictures and making the bed. You can reach CarolAnne Crossan at 469.628.7447 or Jacki Finley at 940.395.0998.

SENIOR REAL ESTATE - Senior Living, Armand Christopher is a realtor with the Senior Real Estate Service credentials. Armand has received significant recognition and awards for his work with Seniors in handling their real estate affairs. You can reach Armand at 972.248.5586.

SKILLED NURSING FACILITY - The Collinwood, Nursing and Rehabilitation is a beautiful, 120-bed licensed facility with a warm and caring environment. We provide physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy with a full restorative program. We have a very knowledgeable staff that provides the highest quality healthcare for our seniors. Our activities program offers a wide variety of events and stimulation to aid in the growth and development of our residents. We have a hairdresser at no additional cost, not to mention the absolute best food for our residents. You can reach Dawn Snyder at 214.552.3441.

SKILLED NURSING FACILITY - Dallas Center for Rehabilitation, Located in close proximity to major medical centers, we offer 24-hour licensed professional nursing care to individuals dealing with illness or recovering from injury as well as for those seeking long-term care. The professional staff at The Dallas Center of Rehabilitation understand your needs. Utilizing a team approach to care, physicians, registered nurses, licensed therapists, social workers and medical case managers all work together to provide you with the care and services you deserve.

VA AID AND ATTENDANCE - Volunteer Veterans Administration, Don Stockard provides services to Veterans as a volunteer out of the kindness of his heart. He holds a special place for all those who serve our country. You can reach Don at 972.267.6735 or d_stockard@sbcglobal.net.

Non-Profit Resources

WHEELCHAIR FOUNDATION - International Organization.


I just wanted you to know how pleased we are with the care and support Groom has provided my Dad. He has significantly improved during his stay with your staff. I could not be more pleased with the care and service you are providing. It is comforting to know that he is being well cared for and we have flexibility to travel and always know he is in good hands. I could not give you any higher recommendation and would welcome to the opportunity to discuss how pleased we are with any prospective clients.

Thanks again for your service, it is truly a Godsend of finding your organization.
- Rick Brantley

Ed was placed in a Groom Senior Living home after being discharged from multiple facilities for aggressive behavior due to frontal lobe dementia.

"I was told that their [Groom Senior Living Inc.] mission was to make my husband's and my quality of life better... that is exactly what they did."
- Mrs. Pat Smith

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