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Frequently Asked Questions All About Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living

What type of care does Bethesda Gardens offer?

We provide long-term and short-term assisted living. We have a well-trained team of professionals dedicated to serving all the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and engaging environment where residents get to know each other and our team by name.

What makes Bethesda Gardens unique?

We have deep roots in the Arlington community. Our parent company, Bethesda Senior Living, is committed to long-term relationships with our team members, families, and residents. While some companies view their facilities as profit-making investments that may be bought and sold when convenient, we are a small, not-for-profit community, meaning our investment is in our residents—now and in the future.

When is assisted living appropriate?

Assisted living becomes appropriate when an otherwise active senior begins having a little trouble getting proper nutrition, maintaining the household or personal care routines, or remembering to take medications. We are staffed 24 hours a day with licensed nurses, medication aides and friendly support team. Together, we ensure our assisted living residents have the help they need when they need it. We provide our residents with maximum privacy and autonomy in an attentive and caring environment.

Why not a nursing home?

Nursing homes are not the catch-all solution they once were considered to be, primarily because most people do not want to be in one. Nursing homes are designed to provide patients with ongoing, intensive medical and nursing services. And to do this well they must be both intrusive and pricey. For seniors whose health has deteriorated to the point where acute medical intervention is required regularly, the cost and restrictive living environment of a nursing home begins to make sense. But there’s a huge stretch of road between retirement and the nursing home. Our residents enjoy active, productive lives with just enough support. They can discover their independence, their tastes, their hobbies and their worth, while getting the support they need when they need it.

Does Bethesda Gardens work with someone with dementia (or Alzheimer's disease)?

Our team members are specially trained to support residents in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia, offering reminders to join meals and activities, support with medication management, and help with bathing or dressing. The right support in assisted living can lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s or dementia, and help your loved one stay active and independent longer. For a loved one who needs a secure environment and complete memory care services for advanced dementia or Alzheimer’s, visit one of our organization’s other communities.

Do you charge a flat fee or are there hidden costs and extra fees?

We offer a variety of resources and financial options to help assist seniors and their families to be able to afford the retirement lifestyle that meets their expectations. Our fees are easy to understand, and never hidden. The apartment monthly fee includes: restaurant-style dining, laundry and maintenance, activities and wellness programs, and some transportation. Most residents will pay an additional fee based on their level of care assessment. These fees cover the cost of the additional support their needs require, including: nursing, medication management or administration, bathing, dressing and other personal services. We look forward to walking through how our fees will work for you or your loved one during your visit.

Do you allow pets?

It wouldn’t be home without your furry, finned or feathered friend. We encourage residents to bring their faithful companions, and we offer referrals for services such as dog walking.

Experience the Best in Assisted Living

Call us at (866) 654-3550 or schedule a tour of  Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living in Arlington, TX.