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My Mom, [Removed], has been here for 6 months and I am very pleased with the Timberhills community for her. It is a warm and peaceful community of caring people. She will have to transition to assisted living sometime soon, but for now it is a wonderful place for her.
I do think they care. Everyone I've met has been very nice and helpful. Overall the facility is very clean, but my loved one's room is not done as well. The food here is pretty good. There are activities and things to do if the residents are so inclined. My loved one has done some outings he enjoyed quite a bit, but he's not the bingo type. One thing I really love about Landon Ridge is they allow pets, and they have a fenced-in pet area where he can take his dog. We got in at a good rate, so I feel like we're getting a good value.
The every-day caretakers I was very impressed with. The senior administration was heavily money-focused. I found the initial onboarding to be a frustrating experience. Overall I would recommend Sodalis-Stone Oak to other families.
4243 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78217
Remember The Waterford at Thousand Oaks for Independent Living in San Antonio, Texas. Our blend of desired amenities and convenient services offers residents a vibrant lifestyle with the independence they expect and deserve. From thoughtfully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans to...
There were some great things about this facility and it definitely served it's purpose. It was clean, but was just night and day from where my loved one is now. It's very expensive for the type of facility,...
8551 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
Let our desired amenities and convenient services spur you into experiencing an exciting life at The Waterford on Huebner. Our Independent Living community in San Antonio, Texas, features thoughtfully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans and a full calendar of activities and social...
We were very impressed with the support and understanding that our loved one received when they needed to move from their home of 50 years into a more secure and comfortable environment. The manager went...
8103 North Hollow, San Antonio, TX 78240
Villa de San Antonio, a Kisco Senior Living Community, is ideally located in the medical center area of San Antonio, close to world-class health services, thriving businesses, the University of Texas Health Science Center and convenient shopping and entertainment venues. The Villa de San Antonio...
Villa de San Antonio feels like home the moment you walk through the doors. From the friendly upbeat staff to the residents who greet you with a smile, Villa de San Antonio is a place you'll want to spend...
575 Knights Cross Dr, San Antonio, TX 78258
Nestled in the heart of one of San Antonio's most desirable and beautiful areas, The Laurels in Stone offer relaxed resort-style assisted living. The atmosphere is welcoming and gracious, including beautifully appointed rooms and amenities you'd come to expect from an exceptional senior living...
It's great - it's not like a typical care facility. The hallway is set up like a neighborhood, so it looks like a little town when you leave your living area. I like that it gives my loved one the feeling...
5331 Hamilton Wolfe Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
Join us at our upscale assisted living community, also offering Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, in the extraordinary, historic and culture-rich city of San Antonio, Texas, that makes retirement a luxurious experience. Your fine living includes well-appointed, cozy common areas, a spacious...
I think my favorite part is the amount of activities they offer for the residents. I LOVED the fact that they made my mom a part of the menu committee and took notes to give her to make her a part of...
2702 Cembalo Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78230
Life at Adante Independent Living revolves around modest luxury, personal freedom, and optimal health. Comfortable surroundings, social activity, delicious meals, accommodating associates, and a prime location come together on this unique campus to form a fresh and vivacious lifestyle. Adante...
Independent living, gracious people. Caring, helpful and educated and personable. So much to do for entertainment in retirement
1207 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213
Ventura Hills is located in a quiet neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. We are very close to the North Star Mall as well as to Olmos Basin Park, both of which provide popular outings for our residents.We provide personalized care in a nurturing environment. Individual care plans are developed for...
We were only here for about a month. It was a great facility. The people were all very friendly and accommodating. They were one of the more reasonably priced places for what you got. In our case it did get...
6960 Pembroke Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240
About Us:We are Pecan Views Senior Care and we strive for excellence in care and compassion. We have a beautiful newly constructed facility in the medical center offering 6 private rooms in a home like setting. Meals are home cooked and made to taste for each resident. Snacks are also provided...
While she lived in this care home, my mom felt at home. She was well cared for. She was clean and well kept and felt good about getting her hair and nails done. She really enjoyed all the meals and...
21802 Encino Commons, San Antonio, TX 78259
Franklin Park Stone Oak is in San Antonio, Texas and is a beautiful assisted living community in the heart of the city. We are in a convenient and incredibly secure area where residents can enjoy a variety of the amenities that we offer. Visiting hours are convenient throughout the day so that...
Great leadership, great staff -all communities are hampered by all the red tape and government regulations. The coffee here is the worst. Bitter and cold.
5996 Whitby Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
Our assisted living community offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into card and board games, happy hour socials, art and other creative projects, lively meals, fitness classes and fun outings. We’re located close to numerous churches, hospitals, shopping and...
I picked this place after my loved ones comments of how much it felt like home and how he was so comfortable there after just the first tour. They offer activities such as; daily fitness, social games &...
4096 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249
Our pet-friendly community in San Antonio, Texas, offers both assisted living for seniors needing a little help with day-to-day activities and memory care for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.As an assisted living resident at our community, you’ll relish...
We had a wonderful experience at The Etta at Shavano Park. The staff is great the food is great, it was all around a positive experience. My loved one really enjoyed his time here, but he decided that he...
20450 Huebner Road #100, San Antonio, TX 78258
Located in the prestigious Stone Oak development, Independence Hill Retirement Community offers resort style living for active adults 55 and older. Location is everything! Specialty shops, restaurants, churches, hospitals and medical facilities are just minutes away. There are 13 floor plans...
The staff cares about the residents, and the there are frequent and varied activities daily. The community is going through a management transition, which is proving to be a challenge, but hopefully it is...
8627 Lakeside Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78245
Grandview of Westover Hills-Serving the San Antonio and the surrounding communities, Grandview of Westover Hills offers Assisted Living and Memory care in the ideal environment for active seniors, as well as those who need a little extra help with daily care. We work with a variety of local...
5 across the board except housekeeping. I found my parents' apartment needing more attention, e.g. bathroom sink, kitchen floor needed to be swept. There is only one licensed nurse (LPN) for about 60...
16911 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78232
When you choose our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, for your next home, you’ll enjoy a vibrant, active life, from creative pursuits to improved fitness. Our location in Hollywood Park, Texas, is part of the San Antonio metro area, so you’ll be...
We chose Brookdale Hollywood Park because we needed to find placement for my mom quickly and they had availability at the time and worked quick with us and were able to see us on a Sunday. We really liked...
8645 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
Madison Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Welcome to Madison Estates, your warm and friendly home in the heart of Texas. We're just minutes away from the Alamo, several historic missions and the Tower of the Americas. Our all-inclusive...
An area of improvement - Serve the meals hotter.. everyone comments that the meals are not served hot enough. However I really like the Friendliness.
9505 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
Retirement is the time to indulge yourself and re-ignite some of those passions that got left by the wayside throughout the years. Our community, located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 20 minutes from the historic and culture-rich downtown of San Antonio, Texas, offers assisted living...
Staff is fantastic. They are there for me when needed. I'm glad that I can walk out the door and there's someone to talk to! The residents are my favaorite. The entertainment is great, as well.
6849 Crestway Dr, San Antonio, TX 78239
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The staff at Sodalis San Antonio are absolutely exceptional. My mother has been a resident here for a few years and everyone treats her like family. Their attention to detail-knowing each resident on a...
18323 Sonterra Place, San Antonio, TX 78258
Franklin Park Sonterra is an up-scale senior living community. It is composed of 150 Independent Living apartments, 52 Assisted Living apartments and a two-story Clubhouse with numerous resident amenities. Currently under development with an opening scheduled for Spring 2010. Owned by Aubra...
The value for the money is good. We picked this community because, we liked the looks, the grounds is nice, the location is good, and it's around a lot of stores. Overall, it's a good place. The residents...
18323 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258
The staff are extremely friendly. They are very responsive and in-tune with your needs. The people who live there are great as well. It's a very good place if you want a quiet place for your family...
5000 Fawn Meadow, San Antonio, TX 78240
Our luxurious continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides a wide range of care options, activities and amenities for seniors in an upscale, elegant environment. We’re located in San Antonio, Texas, a culture-rich, historic and vibrant city with deluxe entertainment options and plenty of...
I can only give my experience my family is happy if I am happy. What I really like about Patriot Heights is how friendly the residents are. The facilities appearance and openness. I would recommend this...
25690 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78261
Sodalis Stone Oak is a beautiful Assisted Living and Memory Care community centrally located in Indian Springs neighborhood as well as close to TPC Golf Course, shopping and hospitals. In the 2 years we have been open we pride ourselves on the care, socialization and loving atmosphere we offer...
It has been a good experince. It's a nice place, and my loved one is pretty content. I picked this community because of the cleanliness, it's smaller in size and close to home.
3360 Oakwell Court, San Antonio, TX 78218
At our community, offering both assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we’re all about making life as engaging, enjoyable and seamless as possible. As an assisted living resident at our San Antonio, Texas, community, you’ll enjoy a busy social calendar and a life of...
The community is very friendly, and helpful. The communication is on point especially for out of state family members. The food is enjoyed by my loved one. My loved one is able to sit with their friends in...
6403 Melissa Ann St, San Antonio, TX 78249
We chose this facility because of the convenient location, it is a smaller facility with more 1 on 1 care, and it seemed like a warm, welcoming community. They have a chef here who comes in a cooks amazing...
9000 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78240
Your life can be as engaging, enjoyable and seamless when you join our upscale assisted living community that also offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. As an assisted living resident in our home-like San Antonio, Texas, community, you’ll enjoy a busy social calendar, both on and off...
The food seems to be goo. They have Bingo and puzzles available for the residents, in which they provide social activites. My loved ones were going through an adjustment period, so be patient. I was very...
24137 Boerne Stage Road, San Antonio, TX 78255
The Lodge at Leon Springs is an assisted living community located in the vibrant southwestern city of San Antonio, TX. Our tranquil, tight-knit community is set in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by mature shade trees, lush green gardens and a spring-fed pond. San Antonio is a...
We chose The Lodge because of the aesthetics of the facility itself. She lived on wooded acreage before, so it was much like her home. It is in a very beautiful location. That was out favorite part of the...
The median cost of rent at a partner independent living facility in San Antonio averages $3,000 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data. This cost is higher than the average rent for San Antonio apartments; however, the cost of rent typically includes senior-friendly amenities and activities. Costs may include on-site services and amenities like the following:
The following costs represent average baseline costs and give a good cost comparison locally, though these costs don’t account for any additional fees, like our proprietary costs above.
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Seniors typically use a combination of private income resources to pay for independent living in San Antonio, Texas. And, seniors anticipating future care needs might also use public pay methods to cover home care or assisted living costs.
Below, you’ll find private pay tips, information on veterans benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and public assistance resources that can help you cover independent living and senior care costs.
Private pay methods include all of your income resources — savings accounts, Social Security benefits, retirement pensions, and/or investment returns. These can all be used to cover costs at an independent senior living facility in San Antonio. Also note, Texas doesn’t have personal income tax, saving seniors from paying taxes on their Social Security benefits and/or retirement pensions.[02,03] Depending on your resources, you may also use a combination of the following payment methods:
San Antonio independent living facilities are not regulated by a state agency. They’re still required to comply with Texas’ general housing and apartment standards, though, such as the Texas Property Code and Fair Housing Act. But, if an independent living facility shares a campus or building with an assisted living facility (or ALF), they must comply with assisted living licensing and regulation requirements set forth by Texas Health and Human Services, also known as HHS.
Independent living facilities that share a campus with an assisted living facility are required to regulate the following in order to pass inspections and stay licensed:
Stand-alone independent living facilities don’t have strict inspection requirements, but they are required to comply with the state’s housing and apartment regulations for landlords and tenants. You’ll find it useful to learn about tenant rights, as it’ll help you find a safe and satisfactory living environment for you as you rent. Here’s a brief summary of tenants’ rights in Texas:
Before you move forward with terminating a lease or hiring an external contractor, it’s strongly recommended that you reach out to an attorney or a tenants association. Consulting a housing expert will help ensure that you don’t breach any lease agreements, and it’ll ultimately help you get the end result you desire. It’s also recommended for tenants to provide written notices to their landlord and to keep a copy of each notice as proof.
For more information on your rights as a tenant in an independent living facility, read the Texas Tenants’ Rights Handbook.
In Texas, federal nondiscrimination laws — such as the Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) — protect tenants from being discriminated against due to their disability. This prohibits independent living facilities from refusing housing due to an individual’s disability. Furthermore, these laws require housing providers to provide disabled individuals with reasonable accommodations and modifications in housing, programs, and activities.
If you’re a senior with a disability, you have the right to request reasonable accommodations and modifications within the independent living facility. Reasonable accommodations are defined as changes to facility policies and could include the following:
Modifications are structural changes to common areas and individual units and could include the following:
These nondiscrimination laws apply to all independent living facilities in San Antonio. Independent living facility owners are required to pay for such modifications unless providing them would pose an undue financial or administrative burden. For more information, see this detailed infographic on reasonable accommodations and modifications.
Neither San Antonio nor Texas have any specific COVID-19 regulations in place for independent living facilities. However, independent living facilities with an assisted living facility (or ALF) on-site, must comply with ALF standards set forth by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (or the HHSC). Assisted living facilities are required to develop their own infection prevention and control measures regarding masks, physical distancing, and additional protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE) during an active infection or outbreak.
Number of in-network independent living facilities in the San Antonio area
San Antonio aspires to support its increasing aging population through the implementation of a Senior Services Strategic Plan. It was created to evolve senior support services throughout the city, including plans to enhance programming in city senior centers, expand medical services, and generally support local seniors as they age. Likewise, you’ll see that the San Antonio independent senior living scene tries to support aging seniors by expanding services, amenities, and floor plan options to keep up with unique needs.
Here’s an overview of some of the most unique features of San Antonio independent living facilities:
Some of the most popular independent living communities in San Antonio promote aging in place by offering tiered levels of care. Most of our partnering communities typically have an assisted living unit on-site, while some also offer memory care, respite care, and/or skilled nursing wings. The multiple care options enable seniors to age gracefully and with peace of mind, as increased care needs won’t warrant a move.
These communities also aim to minimize daily stressors for residents by providing convenient services and security. In most of our partnering communities, residents don’t have to worry about cleaning, cooking, or driving, unless it’s something they want to do. Staff members offer housekeeping and laundry services, daily meals, and complimentary transportation. Furthermore, some communities aim to ensure resident safety by employing 24-hour staff, using robust security systems, and providing emergency call systems throughout the community.
San Antonio independent living facilities pride themselves in offering a range of activities and amenities that actively engage residents of all interests. Some of the most common amenities include the following:
As far as activities go, the possibilities are endless. Many San Antonio communities cater to residents’ interests and adjust resident programming accordingly. Communities often host the following activities and events:
Resident comfort is one of the top priorities in all of our partner San Antonio independent living facilities. That’s precisely why communities offer multiple floor plans to help ensure their residents find a home suitable to their desires. From cozy studio units to spacious three-bedroom homes, residents will find something that checks all their boxes. Most units feature a kitchenette, a dining and living area, and at least one spacious closet. Additionally, all in-network communities are pet-friendly, enabling pet friends to come live with their beloved owners.
A few communities even offer a little more privacy and room with individual cottage layouts. While higher in price, these cottages typically have a full kitchen, an individual climate control, a garage, and private patios. Some even offer multiple walk-in closets, a den, or an atrium. Plus, residents don’t have to worry about landscaping as community staff will handle it.
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San Antonio has a wealth of health care options for seniors and veterans. Here’s some information on the city’s top-rated medical care facilities:
Methodist Hospital is No. 1 in San Antonio and No. 13 in Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is high performing in 11 procedures and conditions, including diabetic care, kidney failure, and post-stroke care.
Baptist Medical Center is No. 2 in San Antonio. It’s high performing in nine procedures and conditions, including some cancer surgeries, heart failure, and diabetes.
Brooke Army Medical Center is the largest and most robust military health care organization in the U.S. It serves military service members, veterans, their families, and civilian emergency patients. It’s known for its exceptional, patient-centered care and for treating combat causalities and trauma.
Seniors can utilize many means of transportation in San Antonio — drive their own car, use public transportation, and depending on the neighborhood, even walk or bike. Our partner independent living facilities in San Antonio also offer on-site transportation services to residents. This provides convenience and aims to minimize any safety risks for residents looking to get from place to place. In fact, 100% of our San Antonio partner independent living communities offer complimentary transportation. Depending on the community, rides may be limited to errands and appointments.
If a senior is more active and independent, or if you’re a family member looking to visit and take them around downtown, you may want to look into VIA Metropolitan Transit options, including buses, ride share, and paratransit services throughout the city. Seniors 62+ can ride for only a quarter Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and receive free rides on Saturday and Sunday. Seniors must obtain a VIA Reduced Fare ID to receive their senior discounts.
These scores from WalkScore might also help you get a better feel for the San Antonio downtown area. Keep in mind that this data reflects downtown, not the entire city. Each score is out of 100 and is based on downtown’s public density, transportation system, walking and biking routes, and other city information:
San Antonio is a hub for unique senior activities. Seniors can find something for all of their interests — explore niche museums and expansive parks in the city or travel two hours to stroll sunny beaches and enchanting woodlands. In San Antonio, seniors and loved ones will find themselves surrounded by a world of activities and various landscapes. Here are some activities favored by seniors in San Antonio:
These attractions are great for history buffs:
Arts and culture lovers will enjoy these attractions:
Nature enthusiasts will feel right at home in these attractions:
Keep in mind that some independent living facilities will plan day trips and outings to similar attractions. Also, remember to ask for senior discounts or accommodations for disabilities when planning visits.
Adante Independent Living, The Waterford at Thousand Oaks and Bulverde Assisted Living are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near San Antonio, TX. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Independent Living in San Antonio is 2,922 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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