Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, a revolutionary, neighborhood-style senior living community, selected Felecia Wells as the community’s executive director, knowing she had the experience and passion to continue her already great success in senior living in a community that feels just like home. Leading the compassionate team in an intimate, residential environment,
Wells is responsible for motivating her staff to follow Mustang Creek Estates’ charge to serve their residents with qualified, caring assistance in the loving and family-like atmosphere throughout the community’s six homes. The community recently opened, and Wells is responsible for day-to-day operations, hiring staff, compliance with state regulations and making sure that the community is exceeding the residents’ and their families’ needs. Wells has already seen that this method of care has made a tremendous positive impact on residents and area families. For her, this position is more than a job; it’s a personal mission to provide the best environment possible for seniors. After all, two of her grandparents had Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
“Felecia has been an excellent fit for the Mustang Creek Estates model of senior care in Keller, so we’re excited to have her lead our new community in Frisco,” said Mustang Creek Estates co-owner and CEO Renee Ramsey. “Our employees are really what help us convey this personalized, compassionate message. Felecia has extensive senior living knowledge and a love for each resident. Her leadership will ensure that the affordable, resident-centered, warm community we envisioned when we founded Mustang Creek Estates is a reality in Frisco.”
Wells is from and still resides in Keller and graduated from the University of North Texas. She worked in hotel management for years before discovering her true calling. Her commitment to serving seniors, specifically those with memory impairment, comes from a special place in her heart. Wells’ grandparents, who raised her, were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia just a few years apart. She saw the struggle her grandmother faced as she sought advice for her grandfather from nursing homes and hospitals, with no one able to provide them with a course of action. After her grandmother moved to a senior living community, Wells began to volunteer there by singing and interacting with the residents daily and fell in love with seniors. She vowed to work to make someone else’s journey with memory impairment easier than her family’s. She became certified as an assisted living manager in 2002 and a state-certified dementia care specialist in 2005.
Before coming to work at Mustang Creek Estates, she worked for larger senior living communities but didn’t see them as the ideal way to care for seniors.
“The model of Mustang Creek Estates is truly the way seniors deserve to be cared for and treated,” said Wells. “The personal attention and resources we are able to provide at an affordable price are unsurpassed. Because our community is built of six homes with up to 16 residents in each of them, the caretakers in each home know the residents just as they know their own family. They know what they prefer to eat and how they take their coffee, just like at home. In larger communities, forming this type of loving bond would be nearly impossible. This is why I am excited about coming to work every day, and I feel proud of the quality care we provide in such a tight-knit community setting.”
Wells was the executive director at Mustang Creek Estates’ Keller community for two years prior to transferring to the new location in Frisco.