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Senior housing types near Waco, TX

  • Brookdale Lake Brazos

    Brookdale Lake Brazos

    3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Waco, TX 76708
    (28)
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    Create your cozy sanctuary in a spacious, private apartment and engage with friends and neighbors in our charming, home-like environment. Our assisted living community, which provides both assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, is nestled on 11 wooded acres on the banks of the Brazos...

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  • Brookdale Lakeshore

    Brookdale Lakeshore

    1700 Lakeshore Drive, Waco, TX 76708
    (17)
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    When you join us at our assisted living community in Waco, Texas, we’ll take care of the responsibilities — housekeeping, laundry, cooking and providing just the right amount of personal assistance and care to make your life easier — so you can spend your days doing exactly what you want....

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  • Arbor House of Waco

    Arbor House of Waco

    2418 Marketplace, Waco, TX 76711
    (18)
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    Life In Motion At Arbor House, we believe that Life can have new meaning and it doesn't stop as we age - we stay In Motion. A balanced engagement program gives breath to this New Life in Motion by ensuring that Arbor House offers just what every person needs and wants to continue to enjoy and...

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  • Heartis Waco

    Heartis Waco

    5317 Speegleville Road, Waco, TX 76712
    (8)
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    At HEARTIS Waco we offer high quality assisted living and memory care services in the thriving city of Waco, Texas. Boasting southern charm and all the personality and character of Texas, Waco is a great place for people of all ages to call home. Home to Baylor University, several parks, lakes and...

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  • Crystal Manor Assisted Living

    Crystal Manor Assisted Living

    6016 W. Lake Creek Rd., Riesel, TX 76682
    (1)
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    Our home was built in 1986 by family members specifically to take care of others. We took this home over in 2001 to continue to care for others and we are rated one of the best homes in McLennan County. Our staff includes myself,my husband, and two attendant. We also have a paramedic that lives...

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  • Hollisters Assisted Living Home

    1579 LCR 310, Mart, TX 76664
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    We built our home and opened it up to Veterans in 1980, on our 25 acre farm. This means we have been in business for over 30 years. Our staff includes myself,my husband of 44 years, and one attendant for 4 years. I have an RN and LVN on call when needed.The LVN comes out every Sunday to make up...

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  • Wildflower Place

    Wildflower Place

    706 Red Coat Drive, Temple, TX 76504
    (23)
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    Wildflower Place is located in Temple, Texas, just one mile north of Lake Polk. The lake and the surrounding parks are a popular afternoon outing for our residents and their families. We are also less than a mile from downtown and residents enjoy trips to town for shopping, dining and other...

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  • Garden Estates of Temple

    Garden Estates of Temple

    5320 Loop 205, Temple, TX 76502
    (28)
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    Garden Estates of Temple offers upscale independent and assisted living with a broad range of living options and services to meet senior's changing needs. We offer 24 hour care, 7 days a week with an on-site nurse, attentive staff, beautiful grounds, lovely apartment homes with beautiful lounges,...

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  • Brookdale Western Hills

    Brookdale Western Hills

    3902 West Adams Avenue, Temple, TX 76504
    (14)
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    A Rich and Full Life Do you want to exchange the burdens of household chores for a retirement season rich in quality care, genuine friendships and a long list of inspiring activities and events? If so, look no further than our warm and friendly assisted living community in Temple, Texas. Because we...

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  • Elmcroft of Cottonwood

    Elmcroft of Cottonwood

    3002 Jack Rabbit Rd, Temple, TX 76502
    (40)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Elmcroft of Cottonwood, located in Temple, Texas, offering exceptional assisted living care options for seniors. Elmcroft of Cottonwood is an intimate, senior living community designed to provide optimal comfort, care and privacy. Some features include: Private and shared assisted living...

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  • Brookdale Corsicana

    Brookdale Corsicana

    3329 West 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In our assisted living community, you can fill in your social calendar and focus on fun, and we’ll provide just the right amount of personal assistance and care to make your life easier. Located in the historic and thriving city of Corsicana, Texas, our assisted living lifestyle provides all the...

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  • Santa Fe Trails

    Santa Fe Trails

    402 S Colonial Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Saddle up and get ready to experience a warm community filled with welcoming residents and staff at Santa Fe Trails, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care services in Cleburne, Texas. Our resort-like community is located in the heart of Cleburne and puts residents just moments away from great...

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  • Heartis Cleburne

    Heartis Cleburne

    902 Walter P. Holliday Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033
    (11)
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    Heartis Cleburne Heartis Cleburne is an assisted living community located in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County and home to about 29,000 people. Cleburne is a small and fun city with park-like settings and a host of activities where residents can go on group outings at Cleburne State Park or to the...

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  • Wren Place

    Wren Place

    814 Woodard Ave, Cleburne, TX 76031
    (38)
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    At Wren Place, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively senior living community and develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident. A full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our residents...

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  • Hill Country Estates of Hico

    Hill Country Estates of Hico

    100 S Walnut, Hico, TX 76457
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    A warm, close-knit community located in the Hill Country of historical Hico, Texas. Conveniently located next door to the Hamilton County Rural Health Clinic, EMS services, close to local churches and the historical downtown shopping district. Hill Country Estates is a quaint community with lovely...

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  • Brookdale Ennis

    Brookdale Ennis

    2500 Yorkstown Drive, Ennis, TX 75119
    (10)
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    Whether you’re socializing with friends in our courtyard, going on a shopping excursion or relaxing in your private apartment, our assisted living community in Ennis, Texas, just 25 miles south of Dallas, will help you stay as independent as possible. And because our staff is on-site 24 hours a day,...

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  • Covenant Place of Waxahachie

    Covenant Place of Waxahachie

    401 Solon Rd, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (13)
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    Find your place at Covenant Place Waxahachie, where desired amenities and convenient services allow residents to live a vibrant lifestyle that encourages independence through innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Assisted Living community in Waxahachie, Texas,...

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  • Buffalo Creek

    Buffalo Creek

    1329 Brown St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (11)
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    Step up to a new level of life at Buffalo Creek, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Waxahachie, Texas, that offers country-style living with the conveniences of a big city. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally,...

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  • Brookdale Waxahachie

    Brookdale Waxahachie

    2250 Brown Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (26)
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    Our community is more than just a place it live; it’s a place to live well.  Our assisted living and memory care community is located in Waxahachie, Texas, which is a vibrant town, just south of Dallas, that offers the perfect combination of tranquility and convenience. Its small-town charm makes it...

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  • Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care

    910 South 9th Street, Midlothian, TX 76065
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in the thriving city of Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas. Our assisted living community is located in the charming town, directly across from the high school. Midlothian is a beautiful place to live, and a wonderful place to invite friends and...

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  • Mustang Creek Estates Burleson

    Mustang Creek Estates Burleson

    1155 NW John Jones, Burleson, TX 76028
    (27)
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    Mustang Creek Estates is a new concept in Assisted Living! We are a residential style assisted living neighborhood designed entirely for seniors. Our neighborhood consists of 6 unique houses with 14 to 16 residents per house and two of our houses specialize in Memory Care. At Mustang Creek Estates,...

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  • Elk Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Elk Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care

    301 Elk Drive, Burleson, TX 76028
    (8)
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    Elk Creek Senior Living Community is a senior care community offering assisted living and memory care living located in Burleson, Texas. Elk Creek is in proximity to excellent medical services, shopping and restaurants which makes it the perfect location for seniors who want to maintain a connection...

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  • Rocky Hollow Lake House

    Rocky Hollow Lake House

    1650 CR 245, Georgetown, TX 78633
    (16)
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    Rocky Hollow Lake House is independently owned and managed. We are an aging in place community providing dignified and gracious care to those with Dementia, Alzheimers and all related disorders. Our facility is situated on 10 scenic acres just 4 miles west of Sun City, Texas. We provide all the...

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  • Covenant Place of Burleson

    Covenant Place of Burleson

    611 NE Alsbury Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Find a new you at Covenant Place of Burleson, offering Assisted Living services in Burleson, Texas. Our community is all about residents enjoying life to the fullest, with regularly scheduled events and outings that bring residents together and inspire new friendships. We offer a relaxed atmosphere...

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  • Courtyards at Lake Granbury

    Courtyards at Lake Granbury

    801 Calinco Drive, Granbury, TX 76048
    (11)
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    Make a splash at Courtyards at Lake Granbury, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care services in Granbury, Texas. Our residents enjoy a warm community where making new friends is the norm and receiving quality care from our experienced staff is expected. Each of our apartments presents the perfect...

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  • Legacy at Georgetown

    Legacy at Georgetown

    4907 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78633
    (21)
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    The Legacy at Georgetown Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Georgetown, Texas. Our suites surround our beautiful lobby and town square. It was designed to create a beautiful setting for everyone. We are located on Williams Drive right next to Sun City and the Scott & White Clinic. The...

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  • Cedar Bluff Assisted Living

    Cedar Bluff Assisted Living

    354 Matlock Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063
    (31)
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    Cedar Bluff Assisted Living is an assisted living community providing care for seniors who are looking to live in the great location of Mansfield, TX. Those who choose the city of Mansfield as their home will love all that it has to offer, and their visitors will enjoy going out to see the historic...

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  • Heritage Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Heritage Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    621 Old Highway 1187, Burleson, TX 76028
    (35)
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    Welcome Home to Heritage Place Assisted Living & Memory Care! A beautiful new community that opened in August 2014, we offer 82 private apartments & 30 private/semi-private rooms in Burleson's first Memory Care. Conveniently located near I-35W and less than a mile from Huguley Hospital, our...

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  • Waterview The Cove Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Waterview The Cove Assisted Living & Memory Care

    101 Watermark Blvd, Granbury, TX 76048
    (16)
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    Waterview is Granbury's newest and most elegant option for full-service senior retirement living on the lake. Granbury Independent living at The Point offers active seniors the chance to live their retirement years to the fullest, while eliminating the hassles and often unanticipated expenses of...

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  • Bridgewater Memory Care

    Bridgewater Memory Care

    900 Autumn Ridge Drive, Granbury, TX 76048
    (2)
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    The Arbor House of Granbury’s memory care philosophy is based on the belief that every resident is entitled to the highest quality of life through wellness services that work to promote independence, healthful lifestyles, dignity, and a sense of security. The right of each resident to determine...

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  • Isle at Watercrest - Mansfield

    Isle at Watercrest - Mansfield

    200 East Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063
    (52)
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    Glorious sunny apartments, customized levels of care, at-your-service amenities, a way of life designed for your pleasure... Once you experience the resort lifestyle of Isle at Watercrest-Mansfield, TX, you'll never want to leave. And you won't have to, even if your health care needs change. Since...

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  • Brookdale Mansfield

    Brookdale Mansfield

    1771 Country Club Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063
    (13)
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    Our inviting community, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, encompasses the perfect assisted living experience, where each day you can choose from all kinds of life-enriching activities and programs to share with friends and neighbors. Continue to enjoy your traditional hobbies or try new ones; join a...

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  • Walnut Creek

    Walnut Creek

    2281 Country Club Dr, Mansfield, TX 76063
    (34)
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    Live the country club life at Walnut Creek, where top-notch amenities and convenient services blend under one roof for an enriching experience. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Mansfield, Texas, offers a relaxed atmosphere of warmth and caring that promotes companionship among...

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  • Brookdale Georgetown

    Brookdale Georgetown

    2600 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626
    (30)
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    Redefine Your Independence Do you want a retirement experience that lets you savor all the benefits of personalized care within a warm and friendly community without the hassle and burden of household chores like cooking, cleaning and maintaining a home? If that sounds right up your alley, our...

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  • Cedar Hills Senior Living

    Cedar Hills Senior Living

    602 E Belt Line Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    (22)
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    Cedar Hill is a well-respected senior living community that offers assisted living services to seniors in Cedar Hill, TX. We pride ourselves on offering quality and outstanding care for our residents. Our professional staff goes out of their way to make sure all of our seniors are well taken care of...

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  • Anchor Way Senior Care

    Anchor Way Senior Care

    10805 W. Cleburne Rd, Crowley, TX 76036
    (6)
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    ANCHOR WAY SENIOR CARE is an Assisted Living Home, licensed by the State of Texas. We offer Seniors an escape from harsh city living. Come to Anchor Way Senior Care and experience southern hospitality nestled in a pleasant neighborhood within view of the community family park and pool. We are just...

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  • New Era Assisted Living

    New Era Assisted Living

    7903 Tin Cup Drive, Arlington, TX 76001
    (5)
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    Description: New Era Assisted Living is an assisted living home where residents receive 24-hour assistance in a warm and caring environment. Location: New Era Assisted Living is located in a beautifully landscaped area on the boundary of Arlington and Mansfield. Mission: New Era Assisted Living aims...

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  • Crescent Place

    Crescent Place

    225 W Pleasant Run Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    (31)
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    Discover the warmth and exceptional services at Crescent Place, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care services in Cedar Hill, Texas. Residents will experience the customary Texas welcome and generosity in all aspects of their new home, from the spacious and generous amenities of the apartments to...

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  • Avalon Memory Care - 7200 Hwy 287

    Avalon Memory Care - 7200 Hwy 287

    7200 Hwy 287 S, Arlington, TX 76001
    (38)
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    Avalon Memory Care - 7200 Hwy 287 is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in Arlington, Texas in Tarrant county. Senior residents of Avalon Memory Care that enjoy playing golf are in luck. The Tierra Verde Golf Course is only roughly one block away, and due to the beautiful Texas weather, is...

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  • Avalon Memory Care - 7204 Hwy 287

    Avalon Memory Care - 7204 Hwy 287

    7204 Hwy 287 S, Arlington, TX 76001
    (25)
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    Avalon Memory Care - 7204 Hwy 287 is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in the city of Arlington in the county of Tarrant in a suburb of Dallas. Living in a suburb of Dallas, seniors have remarkable access to activities, shopping, culture, dining, recreation, and services. The city is...

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  • Avalon Memory Care - 7140

    Avalon Memory Care - 7140

    7140 Hwy 287 S, Arlington, TX 76001
    (14)
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    If you are a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, then you may need to be aware of the services that Avalon Memory Care can provide for you or a loved one. Located in various locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Austin, this...

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  • Deer Creek Senior Living

    Deer Creek Senior Living

    747 W Pleasant Run Rd, Desoto, TX 75115
    (14)
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    We offer high quality assisted living services in a wonderful country setting in DeSoto, Texas. We are ideally located at the southern end of Dallas County, in an area that offers up a quiet environment while still being close to Dallas’ great recreational and cultural activities. At our community,...

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  • Meadow Creek Senior Living

    Meadow Creek Senior Living

    2400 W Pleasant Run Rd, Lancaster, TX 75146
    (8)
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    Meadow Creek is an exceptional assisted living community that has an ideal location in Lancaster, TX. Our community provides a relaxing environment for seniors, where they’ll have access to everything they need to live a full life. As an assisted living community, our encouraging staff supports...

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  • 24 Hour Home Care, LLC

    24 Hour Home Care, LLC

    2133 Postwood Lane, Arlington, TX 76018
    (4)
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    At 24 Hours Home Care, we are committed to quality care, dignity and respect. Owned and operated by Registered Nurse. We know how hard it is to send your loved ones to a nursing home. Our home is an alternative to nursing home. With our very small ratio, we care for each resident as a unique...

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  • Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth

    Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth

    5417 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76123
    (31)
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    Bethesda Gardens is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Across all our communities, faith is a cornerstone of how we operate, which means everything we do is in service of our residents. It is a uniquely-designed, beautifully landscaped, assisted living and memory care community. Located in south...

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  • University Village

    University Village

    4701 Campus Village Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665
    (53)
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    University Village opened August 2011. University Village is a licensed Type B Assisted with a Alzheimer's certification to care for residents with Dementia & Alzheimer's. University has a a very unique floor plan with individual neighborhoods that accommodate 12 to 13 studio rooms with private...

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  • Franklin Park at Round Rock

    Franklin Park at Round Rock

    4155 Teravista Club Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665
    (8)
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    Franklin Park Round Rock Set to Redefine Senior Living in Teravista Neighborhood San Antonio, Texas — San Antonio based Franklin Companies, known for senior living communities that deliver sophistication, style and exquisite personal service, plans to open this fall with preleasing to begin...

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  • Atria Grand Prairie

    Atria Grand Prairie

    355 W Westchester Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
    (26)
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    Situated midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Atria Grand Prairie is a vibrant community designed to help older adults achieve greater well-being. This independent and assisted living residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a kitchenette. An array of...

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Assisted Living in Waco Texas

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior housing for older individuals to get support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living residents often get 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 often have access to personnel 24 hours per day but also have the opportunity to take part in engaging activities while enjoying a solid sense of community. The types of care solutions provided in assisted living may differ with some communities giving support for seniors with certain medical needs such as for example cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, diabetes or incontinence care.

Knowing what kind of senior housing is most beneficial for you or your loved one can be complicated. Consult with your doctor to make sure you are picking the right level of care or call our Senior Living Advisors who are specialists in senior care and can help you find a senior care community in Waco that meets your preferences.

What Solutions Are Available?

Generally, most assisted living facilities offer a variety of activities, amenities, meal plans, and transportation. Services offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each community.

Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

  • Usage of medical services
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activities and happenings calendar
  • Exercise and nutrition programs
  • Housekeeping services, including linen services
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication supervision
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities?

There are 50 assisted living communities in the greater Waco vicinity. It is strongly suggested that you tour at least three to five assisted living communities before choosing the best one for you as well as your loved one. Touring facilities will help you discover what options can be found, and what your individual preferences are, and can ultimately assist you in making a decision about what is ideal for a family member. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we'll help you setup a tour at your desired community.

Below are a few of the top questions you have to be all set to ask throughout your visit:

  • Are the current people friendly and content?
  • Will there be services not included in the monthly cost? If so, what exactly are they and how much will they cost?
  • Is there normally a nurse available around the clock?
  • Is an initial assessment required before admission?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • What exactly are your apartment accommodation options?
  • What exactly 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 policy?
  • What is your medication administration plan?
  • What kind of knowledge and training do your personnel have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

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

If the beneficiary has been in the hospital for at least three days, Medicare will cover short-term skilled nursing care related to 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 will not cover memory care because the care necessary for dementia is widely seen as custodial care. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home only when you require short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

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

The state of Texas offers great usage of its assisted living facility records through its Department of Health and Human Services website. Info available includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated regularly, and info on assisted living licensing and violations.

Texas defines assisted living as providing “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 facilities based on residents' physical and mental capability to evacuate the building in an crisis and whether nighttime attendance is necessary.

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

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Community?

Choosing the right community requires significant thought and consideration, so take your time when assessing the features, guidelines, and solutions provided by those communities.

When touring a facility, consider these key elements:

  • Activities: Check out the community calendar of events. Do they match your loved one’s likes and dislikes? Do they acknowledge resident input? Schedule your tour together with facility occasions. Ask the manager if you can enjoy the activities or even join in on them. Are the activities and entertainment well attended? Do they foster a feeling of community? Does the staff seem to be enjoying the activity also? Do the events and activities vary in size and type? Do they include trips and outings away from the community? Enquire about faith based services, if it is important to your family.
  • Cleanliness: How does the facility smell? Is the facility clean? Look beyond the obvious furnishings and take a closer look into edges, baseboards, and windows. Ask how often house cleaning services are provided in the private living space. Be sure you get full information on the types of maintenance offered and the expected response times. Ask for specifics on laundry services.
  • Friendliness: Make sure to obtain a good understanding of the staffing routine. Just how many people are actually involved in residents’ care? Be sure you receive an introduction to the management team. It's important that you have confidence in 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 necessary to discuss entree choices and learn about dining room hours, options and procedures. Is mealtime at an established period of time? Is room service made available? Ask when you can join them for meals to be sure the food is enjoyable. It's not only a great way to sample the cuisine, but it’s an excellent opportunity to meet other people. Make sure you discuss what happens if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Go with your instincts: Can you imagine your loved one feeling happy here? Do you feel at ease? Are the staff and residents receptive, inviting and friendly? If any one of you has a bad feeling, don’t hesitate to explore different alternatives.
  • Reputation: Ask around! Seek the assistance of residents and family members, former and present, for their honest beliefs about the community. Many facilities have a resident council that will be happy to respond to any of your questions. Also you can read some of the 933 family reviews on our webpage.
  • Security and safety: Security and safety features are extremely important and offer reassurance for the caregiver, especially for seniors seeking memory care. Ensure that bathrooms are accessible and also have grab bars in convenient spots. Does the facility have an emergency call system in each unit? What goes on if a resident does wander? Learn about other safe practices features in living quarters and through the entire community. Be sure to find out about staffing routines to determine who is on-site all the time 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 Waco, TX?

The average cost of assisted living in Waco ranged from $1500 to $6475 monthly, the average cost over the state of Texas in 2018 was $3,515 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely depending on amenities, location, and services, therefore if the cost ıs definitely an issue, consider looking into surrounding areas and locations that might give you more flexibility 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 price of assisted living, it is necessary to see what is included in your monthly bills. While many families encounter sticker shock when beginning their search for senior living, after considering housing costs and regular utility bills, they may find a move to assisted living puts them financially ahead.

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

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

  • Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be in a position to liquidate the policy and receive funds now to cover senior care costs. Different restrictions and regulations apply based on the kind of insurance plan you have, so call a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to discover more about your alternatives.
  • Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who need different degrees of care, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for one person to move 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, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to locate a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.
  • Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware they are eligible for senior care benefits. One frequently 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 can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to learn if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To find out more about benefits for veterans, see our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care, or go to the VA website.

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

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

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

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here is where doing all your homework can genuinely are worth it - plan ahead! Popular communities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, enquire about the waitlist and what the community’s guideline is for taking care of it. Many communities will require a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs.
  3. Will there be a patio space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to give up a favorite yard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is important for your family member, search for a community that offers residents that space. Many larger assisted living communities have a selection of yard, with features such as for example BBQ places, gardens, and strolling paths.
  4. What is 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 1 personal care assistants for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so be sure to ask about the conveniences you are searching for. Ultimately, you wish to find out if this community will provide your loved one with the support they need.
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee? Understand what is usually 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, which means they charge a monthly charge for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are billed differently service fees.

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

What Is Senior Living Like in Waco Texas?

People are moving to Texas in droves and it’s easy to see why. Texas includes a lower cost of living than other popular retirement places, no personal income tax, and allows people to decide on big city living or a quaint small communities. From the flourishing metroplex of Dallas or the blooming hip city of Austin to smaller sized farm towns with rolling hills, whatever you wish your retirement experience to look like, you could have it in Texas.

With regards to choosing senior living in Waco, TX, there are lots of points to consider, from the amount of care and support to life style, location, and more. Texas has many options available to help you make a confident and educated decision for your family.

Call A Place for Mom today - we are able to help relieve your worry while helping you save money and time by helping you find a location that meets your finances and care requirements.

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