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Senior housing types near Friendswood, TX

  • Atria Friendswood

    Atria Friendswood

    1310 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
    (42)
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    Atria Friendswood is located between Houston and Galveston and both are popular destinations for our residents. We enjoy day trips to the beach, afternoon football games to cheer on the Astros, fishing excursions and strolling the paths at the Galveston Moody Gardens. We offer independent living,...

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  • Serenity Garden

    118 W Willowick Ave, Friendswood, TX 77546
    (1)
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  • Lakehouse On Dixie

    Lakehouse On Dixie

    3504 Dixie Farm Road, Pearland, TX 77581
    (26)
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    One of the hardest decisions you will have to make, is to entrust the care of your loved one to someone else. We offer Lakehouse On Dixie as the solution. Some of the services we provide are: 1. A smoke free home. 2. 24-hour round the clock awake staff. 3. medication administration 4. supervised,...

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  • Brookdale Pearland

    Brookdale Pearland

    2121 Scarsdale Boulevard, Pearland, TX 77581
    (41)
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    You deserve to live your best life. If you’re living a mostly independent life, but need a little extra help with day-to-day activities, our senior living community might be the right fit for you.  With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. Assisted...

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  • Heartis Clear Lake

    Heartis Clear Lake

    14520 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598
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    At Heartis Clear Lake, we are committed to providing a stimulating and nurturing environment — filled with warmth, comfort and care — that improves quality of life and allows our residents to flourish. As a national leader in assisted living and memory care, you can count on Heartis Clear Lake to...

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  • Light Heart Memory Care - Clear Lake

    Light Heart Memory Care - Clear Lake

    15015 Hollydale Dr, Houston, TX 77062
    (2)
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    Light Heart Memory Care consists of facilities that are all run on an identical model which is: 1. All Light Heart Memory Care facilities are licensed and Alzheimer’s certified. They are located in Clear Lake, Pearland, Sagemont and Webster. All our converted homes are spacious, large and have lots...

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  • Light Heart Memory Care - Pearland

    Light Heart Memory Care - Pearland

    6923 Amie Lane, Pearland, TX 77584
    (5)
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    Light Heart Memory Care consists of facilities that are all run on an identical model which is: 1. All Light Heart Memory Care facilities are licensed and Alzheimer’s certified. They are located in Clear Lake, Pearland, Sagemont and Webster. All our converted homes are spacious, large and have...

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  • Light Heart Memory Care - Webster

    Light Heart Memory Care - Webster

    910 Kingsgate Ln, Houston, TX 77058
    (1)
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    Light Heart Memory Care consists of facilities that are all run on an identical model which is: 1. All Light Heart Memory Care facilities are licensed and Alzheimer’s certified. They are located in Clear Lake, Pearland, Sagemont and Webster. All our converted homes are spacious, large and have lots...

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  • The Shores at Clearlake (NOW OPEN)

    The Shores at Clearlake (NOW OPEN)

    19400 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
    (1)
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    The Shores at Clear Lake understands the importance of community, and we invite you to join ours. Nestled in beautiful Clear Lake, Texas with our warm and inviting Mediterranean-style building, The Shores at Clear Lake Senior Living offers resort-style accommodations with exceptional and innovative...

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  • Orchard Park at Victory Lakes

    2760 W Walker Street, League City, TX 77573
    (50)
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    Orchard Park Victory Lakes is an assisted living community located in League City, Texas in the county of Galveston. For seniors that enjoy water activities, like boating or fishing, Galveston Bay is only about 6 miles from the Orchard Park Victory Lakes community. Because Texas weather is beautiful...

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  • Serenity Gardens Dickinson

    Serenity Gardens Dickinson

    1816 Gill Rd, Dickinson, TX 77539
    (11)
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    Serenity Gardens is a family owned and operated Assisted Living / Residential Care Home that specializes in caring for those with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy-Body and other types of dementia. A Homelike Environment Our Assisted Living services are provided in a warm,...

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  • Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

    500 Enterprise Avenue, League City, TX 77573
    (66)
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    Located in South Shore Harbour, near the Texas Gulf Coast and southeast of Houston, Regal Estates offers the lifestyle that's just right for you. With proximity to lakeside activities, the beaches of Galveston Island and the historic Space Center Houston, this peaceful and picturesque community is...

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  • Colonial Oaks at Vista

    Colonial Oaks at Vista

    4004 Vista Road, Pasadena, TX 77504
    (17)
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    Colonial Oaks offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. Colonial Oaks has been serving seniors for over 35 years and offers a full range of personalized assistance with daily living services to seniors. We focus on wellness and...

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  • Colonial Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Pearland

    Colonial Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Pearland

    2940 Cullen Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584
    (18)
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    Colonial Oaks offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. Colonial Oaks has been serving seniors for over 35 years and offers a full range of personalized assistance with daily living services to seniors. We focus on wellness and...

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  • Parsons House La Porte

    Parsons House La Porte

    8727 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
    (2)
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    Parsons House Assisted Living is a 61 unit A license assisted living.We are conveniently located in Laporte Tx on Fairmont Parkway. Parsons House emphasizes life in a homelike setting,while offering the skill of our knowledgeable staff. Our friendly community provides residents with the attention...

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  • Six Palms

    Six Palms

    5409 Croix Road, Manvel, TX 77578
    (16)
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    Six Palms is a 'family owned' newly licensed small type B Assisted Living Facility with a 15 bed capacity. At Six Palms you will enjoy a peaceful, relaxing home environment with beautifully furnished spacious suites (ADA compliant) that include: Tempur-Pedic Beds Flatscreen TV's Full Baths...

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  • Orchard Park of Southfork

    3151 Southfork Parkway, Manvel, TX 77578
    (41)
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    Orchard Park of Southfork is an assisted living community located in the city of Manvel, Texas in the county of Brazoria. For Orchard Park of Southfork residents that enjoy shopping, this community couldn't be better located. Silverlake Village, a vast shopping complex is less than half a mile away...

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  • The Landing at Watercrest Shadow Creek Ranch (Opening Fall 2019)

    The Landing at Watercrest Shadow Creek Ranch (Opening Fall 2019)

    2907 Broadway Bend, Pearland, TX 77584
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    Experience the warmth, elegance, and opportunities that await you at Landing Watercrest Shadow Creek Ranch. Customized levels of care, at-your-service amenities, a way of life designed for your pleasure. Once you experience the resort lifestyle of Landing Watercrest Shadow Creek Ranch, you’ll never...

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  • Elmcroft of the Mainland

    Elmcroft of the Mainland

    1901 North Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591
    (181)
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    Welcome to Elmcroft of The Mainland, located in Texas City, Texas, offering exceptional assisted living options for seniors in the Houston area. Elmcroft of The Mainland is an intimate, senior living community designed to provide optimal comfort, care and privacy. Some features include: Private and...

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  • Holly Hall

    Holly Hall

    2000 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX 77054
    (6)
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    Founded in 1949, Holly Hall Retirement Community is a Christian, non-profit, Retirement Community concerned for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of each of its residents. Holly Hall, a full service retirement community, offers living accommodations ranging from...

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  • Elmcroft of Braeswood

    Elmcroft of Braeswood

    2555 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
    (105)
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    Elmcroft of Braeswood is located Houston between West University and the Medical Center. We offer a combination of daily living, customized service plans, and Our Vitality Club life enhancement program. Our customized service plans ensures that we are prepared to meet the needs of each resident and...

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  • Sweet Home Assisted Living

    Sweet Home Assisted Living

    13820 Eagle Pass St, Houston, TX 77015
    (6)
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    Welcome to Sweet Home Assisted Living. Relax, your search is over you have arrived. Sweet Home is exactly what you ordered our beautiful facility has all the amenities of hotel living, yet personalized to meet the needs of our aging population in a homelike setting. OUR GOAL is to soothe the aging...

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  • Belmont Village West University

    Belmont Village West University

    2929 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025
    (33)
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    When Belmont Village at West University in Houston, Texas opened its doors in November 1998, it was the realization of three years of careful planning to create a higher standard in assisted living. As our company's first facility, it became the inspiration for the successful development of sister...

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  • The Village of Meyerland

    The Village of Meyerland

    4141 North Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025
    (27)
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    The Village of Meyerland is an assisted living community that is located in the wonderful, of Houston, Harris County, Texas. This community offers the most beautiful assisted living spaces in the Houston area. The Village of Meyerland prides itself on social communication and interaction. You can...

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  • Lovett Place

    Lovett Place

    808 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
    (9)
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    Lovett Place is a 24-hour RN supervised personal care home. We are conveniently located on historic Lovett Boulevard, close to the medical center, museum district, Astrodome complex and downtown. We provide: *smoke free atmosphere * 24-hour dignified, affordable assisted living * homelike secure...

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  • The Gardens of Bellaire

    The Gardens of Bellaire

    4620 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, TX 77401
    (35)
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    The Gardens of Bellaire provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Our Healthcare Center emphasizes resident care and dignity in private or shared...

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  • The Village of River Oaks

    The Village of River Oaks

    1015 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
    (7)
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    The Village of River Oaks will be an active independent living retirement community, along with Assisted Living & Memory Care located in beautiful River Oaks. With an exceptional location, our residents will enjoy the convenience to fine area restaurants, nearby River Oaks Center shopping and to...

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  • Brookdale Galleria - Renovations Coming Soon!

    Brookdale Galleria - Renovations Coming Soon!

    2929 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056
    (25)
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    Because mowing your own lawn is a little overrated. At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the heart of Houston, Texas, you can trade chores for more time to do what you want to do. Here you’ll have access to three levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted...

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  • First Class Home Care Services, Inc

    First Class Home Care Services, Inc

    10810 Braes Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77071
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    First Class Home Care Services, Inc. offers a warm and welcoming community of professional care takers and licensed nurses. Our staff members have over 20 years combined experience in senior care and we are proud to share that patients have remained with us for over 15 years. Since opening in 1994,...

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  • The Waterford at Baytown

    The Waterford at Baytown

    901 West Baker Road, Baytown, TX 77521
    (11)
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    Discover convenient services and compassionate care at The Waterford at Baytown in Baytown, TX, a charming and close-knit city located on Texas' scenic Gulf Coast. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally...

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  • The Village of the Heights

    The Village of the Heights

    1407 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008
    (14)
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    The Village of the Heights is an assisted living community located in Houston, Texas, in Harris County and home to just over 2.2 million people. Houston is a large and busy city where residents can enjoy a host of activities including shopping, fine dining, sporting events, and other activities....

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  • The Avenues of Fort Bend

    The Avenues of Fort Bend

    3505 FM 1092 Rd, Missouri City, TX 77459
    (17)
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    Oyster Creek Senior Living is an assisted living community located in Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas. It is a part of the Houston metropolitan area. Missouri City takes great pride in its restaurants, shopping and diverse community events. Oyster Creek incorporates progressive thinking and...

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  • Bedford Residence Assisted Living

    Bedford Residence Assisted Living

    11718 Bedford St, Houston, TX 77031
    (10)
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    Bedford Residence Serving Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties for over 30 years, the Bedford Residence, located in Houston, Texas, is a residential care home dedicated to serving the needs of seniors. Whether you are a fan of the theater or a sports fan, the Bedford Residence is the perfect...

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  • Good Living Community Care

    Good Living Community Care

    5715 & 5719 Dolores St., Houston, TX 77057
    (5)
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    Providing You with home-like Community Nursing Care. Welcome to Good Living Community Care, your Community nursing care and Assisted living that provides a homelike environment structured with compassionate staff dedicated to enhancing the quality of life. Taking a pick at our range of our...

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  • The Forum at Memorial Woods

    The Forum at Memorial Woods

    777 North Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77024
    (27)
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    The Forum at Memorial Woods, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care and Nursing Care, is an independent full-service community with luxury high rise apartments, which include spectacular views of the city skylines. Independent Living In independent living, ideal for seniors...

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  • The Farrington at Tanglewood

    The Farrington at Tanglewood

    505 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
    (70)
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    The Farrington at Tanglewood is a prominent senior living community in Fort Worth, Texas that offers assisted living and memory care services. Fort Worth is a family-friendly city that is home to several museums, eclectic shopping, and diverse dining choices. There is something for everyone to enjoy...

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  • Colonial Oaks Senior Living at First Colony

    Colonial Oaks Senior Living at First Colony

    13825 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
    (9)
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    Colonial Oaks offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. Colonial Oaks has been serving seniors for over 35 years and offers a full range of personalized assistance with daily living services to seniors. We focus on wellness and...

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  • ADL Assisted Living

    ADL Assisted Living

    3903 Canterbury Drive, Baytown, TX 77521
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    ADL Assisted Living #2 ADL Assisted Living #2 was born out of a growing need for licensed residential assisted livings in Baytown and surrounding areas. Our first location, only a mile away, always maintained a full capacity and ADL #2 naturally followed. Virginia Campbell, a Registered...

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  • ADL Assisted Living

    ADL Assisted Living

    3604 Autumn Lane, Baytown, TX 77521
    (10)
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    ADL assisted living is owned and operated by a Registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for the elderly and experience with various diagnoses and disabilities and years of experience working with the geriatric population. Our home provides personal one-on-one care with a ratio of 1:4...

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  • Belmont Village Hunters Creek

    Belmont Village Hunters Creek

    7667 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77063
    (61)
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    Our Memorial-area community offers residents an active lifestyle in an ideal location. Conveniently situated minutes from the Galleria and just a short drive from the Texas Medical Center, residents have easy access to premier shopping, dining and entertainment, along with world-class medical care....

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  • Treemont Health Care Center

    Treemont Health Care Center

    2501 B Westerland Dr, Houston, TX 77063
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    Treemont Assisted Living provides extra help you may need with your daily activities, while you maintain the privacy, dignity, and independence that means so much to you. We are unique in having an all-inclusive rate. We have one care plan for a fixed monthly rate. There will be no end of month...

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  • Brookdale The Heights

    Brookdale The Heights

    2121 Pinegate Drive, Houston, TX 77008
    (34)
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    There’s a lot for you to love here. With both assisted living and memory care, at our community, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. For memory care residents, we offer a program, also known as Clare Bridge. Rooted in “a person-centered approach,” our memory care program helps our...

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  • The Hampton at Meadows Place

    The Hampton at Meadows Place

    11919 West Airport Boulevard, Meadows Place, TX 77477
    (71)
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    The Hampton an SLC managed property is an affordable 5 star Resort Type Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. It sits on 17 acres of property near Stafford and Sugarland with ample parking and loads of green space, flower gardens, swimming pool designed for aqua exercise, outdoor seating,...

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  • Braeswood Homes Inc

    3519 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
    (6)
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    Braeswood Homes Inc is a residential care home, located in Houston, Texas, committed to serving the needs of seniors in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas. If you love big city life, then Braeswood Homes Inc is the right place for you. Houston is a global city that is...

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  • Sun Rose Adult Home

    10908 Willowisp, Houston, TX 77035
    (12)
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    Sun Rose Adult Home is a quaint senior care home located in Houston, Texas, within Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery Counties. Houston is an enthusiastic entertainment, science, fashion, and technological hub with so much to offer its residents. It offers exceptional ecological locations and unique...

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  • Bethel Home Care

    7315 Tower View Lane, Missouri City, TX 77489
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bethel Home Care is a residential care home located in the charming city of Missouri in Fort Bend County, Texas. Our amazing home has a tranquil and serene atmosphere, perfect for seniors who wish to relax and spend some quality time with friends and family members We also have beautiful sunny skies...

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  • Gem's Quality Care Home

    1407 River Rock Dr, Missouri City, TX 77489
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    Gem's Quality Care Home is located in Missouri City, TX in Fort Bend County. Our residential care home offers you great service in an area that is beautiful and great to call home. Those who choose to spend time in Missouri City enjoy what it has to offer including Fort Bend County Library - Sienna...

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  • Optimum Personal Care - Missouri City

    2019 FM 1092, Missouri City, TX 77459
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    Optimum Personal Care Missouri city is an assisted living community in Fort Bend County, Texas and situated in the Missouri City area of Southwest Houston. Designed to transform treatment of dementia the community is established on an extensive piece of land with a personalized home touch to its...

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  • The Delaney at South Shore

    The Delaney at South Shore

    2605 Marina Bay Dr, League City, TX 77573
    (6)
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Assisted Living in Friendswood Texas

Exactly what is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior housing for older individuals to receive support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living residents generally receive support with bathing, personal grooming, medication administration, dressing, and meals.

Assisted living differs from a skilled nursing community where people receive nursing care around the clock. Residents in assisted living usually have access to personnel 24 hours per day but also have the ability to take part in engaging activities while enjoying a strong sense of community. The range of care services provided in assisted living may differ with some communities providing support for seniors with specific medical requirements such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes or incontinence care and attention.

Knowing what kind of senior housing is best for you or your family member can be hard. Speak with your doctor to ensure you are choosing the right degree of care or phone our Senior Living Advisors who are experts in senior care and can help you discover a senior care community in Friendswood that meets your needs.

What Solutions Are Available?

Generally, just about all assisted living facilities offer a variety of activities, amenities, meal plans, and transportation. Solutions offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each facility.

Other features often found in assisted living include:

  • Access to medical services
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and entertainment calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping solutions, including linen services
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication management
  • Transportation options

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

There are 50 assisted living facilities in the greater Friendswood area. It is strongly suggested that you tour at least three to five assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you and your loved one. Touring communities will help you find out what options are available, and what your own preferences are, and will ultimately help you make a decision about what is most useful for a family member. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we will help you set up a tour at your preferred community.

Here are a few of the top questions you should be prepared to ask throughout your visit:

  • Are the current residents friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there services not contained in the monthly price? If so, what are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is there normally a nurse available around the clock?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before entrance?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long will it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outside?
  • What exactly are your apartment accommodation alternatives?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it neat and tidy?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members involved? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge plan?
  • What's your medication administration policy?
  • What kind of know-how and training do your staff members have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare can play an important role in paying for some senior care. However, it is important to comprehend what Medicare will pay for - and what it does not.

If the beneficiary has been in the hospital for at least three days, Medicare will cover short-term skilled nursing care associated with hospitalization for 100 days, if your doctor recommends it. However, Medicare covers only short-term, noncustodial care. This means Medicare will not cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Additionally, Medicare typically does not cover memory care as the care needed for dementia is viewed as custodial care. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled therapy at a nursing home only if you require short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet specific conditions.

How Can I See Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Texas?

The state of Texas offers great access to its assisted living facility records through its Department of Health and Human Services website. Data available includes licensed assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

Texas defines assisted living as offering “individualized health and personal care assistance in a homelike setting with an emphasis on personal dignity, autonomy, independence, and privacy. Facilities can be large apartment-like settings or private residences. Services include bathing, dressing, meals, administering or supervising medication, and toileting.”

In Texas, there are two main types of assisted living. The Texas Health and Human Services licenses assisted living communities based on residents' physical and mental ability to evacuate the building in an emergency and whether nighttime attendance is required.

  • Type A: Cares for residents who do not require routine attendance during sleeping hours and are able to follow directions during an emergency.
  • Type B: Residents require staff assistance to evacuate, are not capable of following directions within an emergency and need nighttime attendance.

How can I Choose the best Assisted Living Facility?

Selecting the right community requires significant thought and consideration, so take your time when evaluating the abilities, procedures, and assistance offered by those communities.

When touring a facility, consider these key elements:

  • Activities: Check out the community calendar of get-togethers. Do they meet your loved one’s hobbies? Do they allow resident contributions? Schedule your tour in conjunction with facility events. Ask the manager if you can enjoy the activities as well as take part. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Do they foster a sense of belonging? Does the staff seem to be to be experiencing the activity as well? Do the occasions and entertainment vary in size and type? Do they include trips and outings away from the community? Ask about religious services, if it's important to you and your family.
  • Cleanliness: How does the community smell? Is the facility clean? Look past the visible fixtures and take a closer look into corners, baseboards, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are included in the private living space. Be sure to get total information on the types of service offered and the expected response times. Ask for specifics on laundry services.
  • Friendliness: Make sure to acquire a good understanding of the staffing structure. Just how many people are truly involved with residents’ care? Make sure you receive an introduction to the management team. It is important that you trust the property’s staff. How do staff members connect to current residents? Do they listen and make eye contact?
  • Meals: When visiting communities, it is important to go over entree selections and find out about dining room times, options and procedures. Is mealtime at an organized period of time? Is room service available? Ask if you can join them for a meal to be sure the food is enjoyable. Not only is it a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent chance to meet other people. Be sure to discuss what happens if a resident cannot make it to the dining area for a meal.
  • Rely on your intuition: Can you imagine your family member feeling happy here? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, welcoming and friendly? If any one of you has a bad feeling, don’t hesitate to explore different options.
  • Reputation: Ask around! Seek the advice of residents and family members, former and present, for his or her honest experiences about the facility. Many communities have a resident council that'll be happy to answer any of your questions. You can also read a few of the 1141 family reviews on our web page.
  • Security and safety: Safety and security features are incredibly important and offer peace of mind for the caregiver, especially for seniors seeking memory care. Ensure that bathrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient spots. Does the facility have an emergency call system in each apartment? What goes on if a resident does wander? Find out about other safety features available in living quarters and throughout the community. Make sure you learn about staffing schedules to determine who is on-site at all times to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing routines differ at night? How will the community assist or manage residents’ medication needs?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Friendswood, TX?

The typical cost of assisted living in Friendswood ranged from $2000 to $80370 monthly, the average cost across the state of Texas in 2018 was $3,515 per month. Costs for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, area, and services, so if the cost ıs definitely a concern, consider looking into nearby areas and locations that may give you more versatility in your finances.

To find out more on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, determined by the actual prices families pay if they transfer to assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind.

How to Purchase Assisted Living

When considering the expense of assisted living, it is important to see what is included in your monthly expenses. While many families experience sticker shock when starting their search for senior living, after taking into consideration housing costs and monthly utility bills, they may find a move to assisted living puts them financially ahead.

Regardless, how to pay for senior care can be an obstacle for care. Many families choose to finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some persons, this might not exactly be an option.

Listed below are other options that will assist you pay for assisted living:

  • Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living possesses a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds immediately to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply depending on the kind of policy you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare lawyer to determine more about your options.
  • Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who require unique degrees of care, a reverse mortgage can be a good approach for just one person to go into assisted living while another remains in the home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.
  • Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware they are qualified to receive senior care benefits. One sometimes overlooked benefit is the Veterans Aid and Attendance, which has helped numerous families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. To find out about benefits for veterans, see our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care, or visit the VA website.

For extra ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

There’s no question that choosing an assisted living community can be overwhelming. Even so, considering these five considerations when considering making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living communities offer nursing staff around the clock, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours.
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here is where doing all your homework can actually pay off - plan ahead! Popular communities can fill up fast. If the main one you like is not available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for taking care of it. Many communities will require a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special health care needs.
  3. Is there an outdoor space? Moving to assisted living does not mean you or your family member needs to give up a beloved yard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is going to be important for your family member, visit a community that offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities include a selection of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and strolling paths.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care assistants for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the conveniences you are searching for. Ultimately, you wish to know if this community will provide your family member with the support they want.
  5. What services are as part of the monthly price? Understand what is included in the normal fee arrangement and what might incur additional cost before signing any deal. Some facilities use a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they request a monthly cost for rent and meals but additional charges for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are billed differently costs.

For more details about what to look for when touring an assisted living community, speak with one of Senior Living Advisors.

What Is Senior Living Like in Friendswood Texas?

People are moving to Texas in droves and it’s easy to see why. Texas has a lower cost of living than several other popular retirement destinations, no personal income tax, and allows people to pick from big city living or a quaint little communities. From the flourishing metroplex of Dallas or the blooming hip city of Austin to small farm towns with rolling hills, whatever you need your retirement experience to look like, you can have it in Texas.

When it comes to choosing senior living in Friendswood, TX, there are numerous points to consider, from the level of health care and support to life style, location, and more. Texas has many options available in order to make a confident and informed decision for your loved ones.

Contact A Place for Mom today - we can help relieve your stress while helping you save money and time by helping you find a place that meets your price range and care needs.

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