Elmcroft of Austin

7017 Menchaca Road Austin TX 78745

866-465-5993

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We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.
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Elmcroft of Austin offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. Since 2006, when our first community opened, we have offered a full range of personalized assistance with daily living services to seniors. We focus on wellness and keeping our residents as independent as long as possible with a tailored plan of assistance to meet their needs. Our ergonomically designed community houses a variety of apartment floor plans to accommodate the personal needs and habits of both our frail and our more active residents.

Our residents call Elmcroft their home, and we love to nurture them through our holistic approach of caring for all resident needs - physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. Our residents enjoy Elmcroft for the clean, spacious apartments, affordability, social activities, and the safe secure residential environment. Our Chronicles memory care program uses the Best Friends™ approach. This relationship-centered care is built around each individual’s life history, cultural heritage and current abilities and interests. Our program encourages each resident to live at their highest potential in an environment of safety, freedom and beauty. Come see why so many seniors call Elmcroft home.

Pricing at Elmcroft of Austin

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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Elmcroft of Austin

4.4 of 5 Average rating
90 Reviews
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(46) A Place For Mom
(44) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Not what I expected and disappointing

    There are some staff that are great and some that are not. I was really not comfortable with the head nurse and her abilities. The food was average they did offer a variety, The food service staff were nice and accommodating for the most part. I don't think is was worth its value.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Not what I expected and disappointing

    There are some staff that are great and some that are not. I was really not comfortable with the head nurse and her abilities. The food was average they did offer a variety, The food service staff were nice and accommodating for the most part. I don't think is was worth its value.

  • Poor Processes and Bad Medication Management, Amongst Other Things

    My parents lived there for four months. We moved them out because they didn't receive the high level of service they were promised. During the sales meeting they will tell you that the transition to assisted living can be difficult for some people, but they don't explain that it's more than an emotional transition and they don't make an effort to help you avoid transitional difficulties. Our main issue was medication management. My parents are on a lot of meds. They told us to bring in the meds on the day they moved in. We did, but then they withheld meds for several days while they attempted to get orders from the physicians. All of that could have been done before move-in, but they made no effort to do that. Any time I took my parents to a physician and received new meds, it was difficult to get them to dispense the meds if I didn't have a written doctor's order. Near the end of our 4 months they finally gave us a form for the doctor to fill out when we went, but that should have been provided the day we moved in! They often waited until only 3 or 4 doses of medication were left before reordering, but my parents used a mail service (as do many residents) that would take 7-10 days for an order to arrive. That meant that they would need to order from a local pharmacy, which increased the cost to my parents. When I moved my parents out I had two prescriptions I had to get locally because they had failed to order from the mail order service in sufficient time for me to have more than about 4 days' worth of the medications. Also, there was more than one occasion when my mother had to instruct the med tech on the medication or delivery method for a medication for herself or my dad. Thank goodness my mother had the mental capacity to know what was supposed to happen and could report the need for a correction! Be aware that something like a change in the texture of the resident's food (for example a soft food diet) or a crush order for medication because of a dental issue also requires a doctor's order. Again, they don't make you aware of that before you go, so it's a hassle to get the order after you return and in the meantime, they refuse to provide soft food or crush medication. The poor processes and lack of accountability are horrendous. There were many instances when staff didn't answer call buttons in a timely manner. Once my mother missed a doctor's appointment even though she had done everything in advance to let them know about the appointment, but the driver didn't know she had signed up because he was out for several days when she signed up, and they had no backup process in place. Because the laundry equipment couldn't handle the laundry load, clothes were sometimes returned damp. On one occasion my mother was told to hang her clothes so they could dry. To address the equipment problem they chey changed laundry days but didn't let all the residents know. Someone was assigned the responsibility of informing residents, but passed that responsibility on to someone else, and then the second person didn't do it, and there was no process in place to check behind the staff. The dining room service is good most of the time, but there were occasions when my parents were taken to the dining room for a meal, then had to sit for more than an hour because the cooking staff was behind. They charge a $2000 non-refundable payment per person. I'm sure other facilities do something similar, but if the service is terrible like we experienced, then you don't get it back even though you consistently reported issues. So, we paid $6300/month for both of my parents, but you can add to that another $1000/month because of the non-refundable charge. I was very involved in my parents' care, going by almost daily and on some occasions several times per day. Elmcroft is only 7 minutes from my home, but if we ever feel the need for assisted living again, this is NOT the place I would choose. I felt that I had done some serious research before we selected Elmcroft, I went prepared with a long set of questions, and I checked reviews and ratings. But still, it wasn't enough. I'm now adding questions to my question list for the future.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Poor Processes and Bad Medication Management, Amongst Other Things

    My parents lived there for four months. We moved them out because they didn't receive the high level of service they were promised. During the sales meeting they will tell you that the transition to assisted living can be difficult for some people, but they don't explain that it's more than an emotional transition and they don't make an effort to help you avoid transitional difficulties. Our main issue was medication management. My parents are on a lot of meds. They told us to bring in the meds on the day they moved in. We did, but then they withheld meds for several days while they attempted to get orders from the physicians. All of that could have been done before move-in, but they made no effort to do that. Any time I took my parents to a physician and received new meds, it was difficult to get them to dispense the meds if I didn't have a written doctor's order. Near the end of our 4 months they finally gave us a form for the doctor to fill out when we went, but that should have been provided the day we moved in! They often waited until only 3 or 4 doses of medication were left before reordering, but my parents used a mail service (as do many residents) that would take 7-10 days for an order to arrive. That meant that they would need to order from a local pharmacy, which increased the cost to my parents. When I moved my parents out I had two prescriptions I had to get locally because they had failed to order from the mail order service in sufficient time for me to have more than about 4 days' worth of the medications. Also, there was more than one occasion when my mother had to instruct the med tech on the medication or delivery method for a medication for herself or my dad. Thank goodness my mother had the mental capacity to know what was supposed to happen and could report the need for a correction! Be aware that something like a change in the texture of the resident's food (for example a soft food diet) or a crush order for medication because of a dental issue also requires a doctor's order. Again, they don't make you aware of that before you go, so it's a hassle to get the order after you return and in the meantime, they refuse to provide soft food or crush medication. The poor processes and lack of accountability are horrendous. There were many instances when staff didn't answer call buttons in a timely manner. Once my mother missed a doctor's appointment even though she had done everything in advance to let them know about the appointment, but the driver didn't know she had signed up because he was out for several days when she signed up, and they had no backup process in place. Because the laundry equipment couldn't handle the laundry load, clothes were sometimes returned damp. On one occasion my mother was told to hang her clothes so they could dry. To address the equipment problem they chey changed laundry days but didn't let all the residents know. Someone was assigned the responsibility of informing residents, but passed that responsibility on to someone else, and then the second person didn't do it, and there was no process in place to check behind the staff. The dining room service is good most of the time, but there were occasions when my parents were taken to the dining room for a meal, then had to sit for more than an hour because the cooking staff was behind. They charge a $2000 non-refundable payment per person. I'm sure other facilities do something similar, but if the service is terrible like we experienced, then you don't get it back even though you consistently reported issues. So, we paid $6300/month for both of my parents, but you can add to that another $1000/month because of the non-refundable charge. I was very involved in my parents' care, going by almost daily and on some occasions several times per day. Elmcroft is only 7 minutes from my home, but if we ever feel the need for assisted living again, this is NOT the place I would choose. I felt that I had done some serious research before we selected Elmcroft, I went prepared with a long set of questions, and I checked reviews and ratings. But still, it wasn't enough. I'm now adding questions to my question list for the future.

  • We toured this community

    I went on a tour here and the staff was nice and helpful. They answered all of my questions. The staff here really didn't address the residents and I didn't like that. And they were reading Little Red Riding Hood I know they have memory issues but I couldn't think about my dad listening to that.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    We toured this community

    I went on a tour here and the staff was nice and helpful. They answered all of my questions. The staff here really didn't address the residents and I didn't like that. And they were reading Little Red Riding Hood I know they have memory issues but I couldn't think about my dad listening to that.

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