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The El Dorado

714 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080
9.3
Review Score
162 reviews

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Roger S - Family/friend
5.0
Resident Care

Our family has been very happy with the care and services of the Richardson facility. My sister-in-law is very happy at your facility and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We apprecaite your support and dedication.... Read more

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About the facility The El Dorado

Spend your retirement years enjoying the peaceful and serene setting of Sodalis The El Dorado. This two-story, brick community is settled on a scenic campus, adorned with cherry blossoms and crepe myrtle. You can also choose from multiple studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartment homes.

Sodalis The El Dorado aims to provide you with the services you need to live as stress-free as possible. Three, nutritious meals are served daily, and 24-hour emergency response services are provided, too. For those who’d benefit from additional assistance, custom-tailored health and personal care options are available for a small fee. Take a stroll around the scenic courtyard with your pup, or treat yourself to some pampering in the salon and barber shop.

Great Place to Work Institute has honored Sodalis The El Dorado with certification as a Great Place to Work® for their 2022-2023 awards. Live better, age more successfully, and stay independent longer!

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Senior Living Options Offered

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Amenities at The El Dorado

Health Care Services

Medication Management
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegan

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops
Indoor Atrium

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

English
Spanish
Vietnamese

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

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9.3
Review Score
162 reviews

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9.3

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5 star

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4 star

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3 star

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2 star

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A Place for Mom has scored The El Dorado with 9.3 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 36 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The El Dorado has 162 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.3 out of 5.

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Cleanliness

4.4

Friendliness

4.4

Meals & Dining

4.3

Care Services

4.3

Activities

4.3

Staff

4.6

Value for Cost

4.3

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5.0
Roger S - Family/Friend
Independent Living
January 11, 2024
Resident Care

Our family has been very happy with the care and services of the Richardson facility. My sister-in-law is very happy at your facility and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We apprecaite your support and dedication.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 30, 2023
Entrepreneur

Meals were excellent clean premises friendly and humorous residents the staff is friendly and caring

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

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Staff

5

Value for Cost

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5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 29, 2023
El Dorado

The new management has really improved the overall experience for my relative. The care she has received has contributed to her positive experiences and improvement for her mental and physical well-being. Only suggestion would be to maintain wi-fi and sheet changing services.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
November 16, 2023
Life at the newly remodeled El Dorado!

I really enjoy my life at El Dorado for 5.5 years. My apartment is very comfortable, and the dedicated staff works hard to see that we are content and enjoying life. Many choices for meals and activities and friendly residents. The building has just been freshly and delightfully remodeled! Come see for yourself!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


1.0
Carolyn - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 7, 2023
Don't put your loved ones here!!

Maintenance is slow and doesn't respond in a timely manner. (air conditioning - water leaks) in the apartment. Elevators were broken for 3 weeks. All the people in wheelchairs and walkers were stuck upstairs and not able to join the others for meals. Washing machines were broken for 6 months on one side of the building. The food is not good. They claim it's "chef-prepared" but it's always lukewarm at best and not cooked properly. They have gone through about 3 chefs in the last 2.5 years.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

1

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Staff

3

Value for Cost

1


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
October 31, 2023
An Outstanding Community

I had the honor and pleasure to drop by the El Dorado to see the beautiful and upgrade community and I must say it is stunning. I also had the honor and pleasure of speaking with the Management Team Jessica and Sherida and they are absolutely a wonderful team. They take care of these residents and care about them. The staff is friendly and amazing. I can tell by my interaction that the residents love their management and their community. I’m very thrilled with everything they have to offer. They are 10 stars in my eyes.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


1.0
LeeAnne Knisley - Family/Friend
Independent Living
October 25, 2023
Bad Food

The El Dorado is an award-winning retirement home community offering an affordable lifestyle with hotel-like amenities including chef-prepared meals, weekly housekeeping, and an array of activities near by Richardson. My Mom is at the El Dorado located at 714 West Arapaho in Richardson. On [date removed] she was served fried chicken that was obviously burned and inedible but they served it to her anyway. The food they serve here is not good. It is almost always cold and there is no quality control. If your parent expects to get a decent meal, this may not be the place to you want them to be. With the average rent being $[removed]/mo. you would expect the food to be good. Mealtimes are what the residents look forward to most each day.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Meals & Dining

1

Care Services

2

Activities

2

Staff

2

Value for Cost

2


5.0
Donna - Toured community
Independent Living
October 13, 2023
We chose The El Dorado

We looked for an Independent Living retirement community for our mom and really loved The El Dorado! Mom's fixed income makes for a really tight budget so the $[removed]a month all inclusive studio will be perfect for her! All the residents kept telling us how much they enjoy living there! The staff went out of their way to help us!!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Paula M - Toured community
Independent Living
October 13, 2023
Toured the El Dorado

We looked around a lot for retirement communities for my mother, and really loved the El Dorado BEST!!! The food was delicious, the upgraded community and apartments looked great, prices were great, location worked, and the residents and staff were all so nice! we love this community!!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Dee F - Toured community
Independent Living
October 9, 2023
Love The El Dorado

We have been touring The El Dorado since it is right near our house to sell. We really love the 2 bedroom and the back yard of this community! It's very peaceful! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We will feel so much better when we get our downsizing done and move in! They have wonderful resources to help us sell our home and downsize!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Brittany B - Family/Friend
Independent Living
October 9, 2023
We picked The El Dorado for my grandmother

WE picked The El Dorado for my grandmother for her senior living home. She didn't want to sell her house and downsize but they had resources for us to help her pack, decide what to bring and not bring, buy her house, etc...it was all so easy and it looked so hard but wasn't. It's clean, friendly, great food, nice staff, well priced, we couldn't pick any better!!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Wendy H - Toured community
Independent Living
October 8, 2023
Enjoyed visiting The El Dorado

I am helping my friend find a retirement community and we went to The El Dorado which was our favorite! The building is under construction and they are upgrading everything! It looks beautiful. We stayed for lunch and the food was great! The staff was very friendly and so were the residents. I think my friend will be very happy living there!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Debra K - Family/Friend
Independent Living
October 6, 2023
The Beautiful El dorado

When I was touring senior retirement communities for my aunt, I fell in love with The El Dorado and their staff! They all were so welcoming and kind, I just knew I could trust them with my aunt's lifestyle. They have Home Health Care on the property 24/7 so I didn't have to put her in Assisted Living. I am really happy she is living there and she is really happy too.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Nick - Toured community
Independent Living
April 6, 2023
Visit

Toured El Dorado with [name removed] and the property was nice and clean. The food at lunch was very enjoyable. Residents seemed very happy here. Centrally located and short drive to plenty of restaurants. I will be moving my mother in.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The El Dorado

July 11, 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Please don't hesitate to reach back out for any more information and we look forward to serving your mother!


5.0
Stephenie J - Toured community
Independent Living
April 6, 2023
Fabulous!

Clean, friendly, nice place!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The El Dorado

July 11, 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Please don't hesitate to reach back out for any more information!


5.0
Sarah G - Toured community
Independent Living
April 6, 2023
Marketing director is amazing

[name removed] was so helpful to me. She truly cares about the people she serves and it shines through so brightly. Everyone else was wonderful as well, but [name removed] made me feel so at home and comfortable with my decision to find a home for my loved one.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The El Dorado

July 11, 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Please don't hesitate to reach back out for any more information!


1.0
Fred Smith - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 14, 2022
shut up ... dont talk to employees

seriously, I was going go ask the receptionist about a book and I was told to shut up and dont talk to employees. Gosh, I signed up for auto pay and dang a week later they, the retirement home took another 2000 dollars out of my account. They said, opps, we made a mistake. NEVER gave my money back. Gosh, imagine that

Cleanliness

1

Friendliness

1

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

1

Activities

2

Staff

1

Value for Cost

1

Response from The El Dorado

December 21, 2022

Fred, thank you for sharing these concerns so we can work to address them. We value having you in our community. We strive to make the billing process in our community as convenient and accessible as possible. Please contact us at CustomerService@AtriaSeniorLiving.com and we’ll put you in touch with the right person to find a solution to this inconvenience.


3.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 15, 2022
Verified Review
Not what we expected

During our time there, the parent company was taken over by another company. We decided not to stay, partly due to the transition. We hope things have smoothed over now. A lot of long time residents seemed happy with it.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3

Response from The El Dorado

November 23, 2022

Thank you for reaching out. We strive to be the best each and every day. If you’d like to tell us more about your experience, please email us at CustomerService@AtriaSeniorLiving.com.


5.0
Lisa Marie - Industry reviewer
Independent Living
October 27, 2022
Great heartbeat in this community

While we cater to the immediate neighbors surrounding the Community: [removed] The El Dorado has a high reputation of Safety, Security, Comfortability, Easy-going Seniors and folks who have moved from all over the country.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
judy l
Independent Living
October 6, 2022
fun

i met the sales director. very informative and bubbly

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


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