Getting older doesn’t mean a senior can’t live independently. You can find facilities to help with the regular daily tasks. Assisted living communities are not nursing homes - they offer around the clock assistance but not the constant medical care like skilled nursing.
Seniors can relax and enjoy social activities while the staff at the assisted living facility cooks meals, cleans, and maintains the home. Houston offers several senior activities and has many options to keep a person busy.
11500 Fallbrook Drive, Houston, TX 77065
Brookdale's Cy-Fair location offers single bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. A residency consists of special amenities and plenty of activities.
Loving Care Cottages
17914 Rolling Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77090
Loving Care Cottages offers private and shared rooms for a maximum of 16 residents. This family owned facility offers low prices for over 30 years of experience in senior care.
Loving Care Cottages
14977 Terrace Oaks Drive, Houston, TX 77068
Loving Care Cottages on Terrace Oaks Drive offers a total of 16 beds. Loving Care Cottages specialize in senior care that requires help with daily tasks, memory, incontinence, and health.
Light Heart Memory Care
Houston, TX 77062
Light Heart Memory Care is a Care Home that offers companion suites and private/shared rooms (extra). There are 8 residents in each Light Heart home, with 2 daytime caregivers and 1 awake nighttime caregiver.
Brookdale The Heights
2121 Pinegate Drive, Houston, TX 77008
Brookdale's The Heights location offers companion and studio apartments. This facility specializes in respite care.
929 Rockmead Drive, Houston, TX 77339
Brookdale's Kingwood location offers companion and studio apartments. They allow small pets for residents to enjoy during their residency, as well.
2835 Shadowbriar Dr., Houston, TX 77077
Brookdale's Shadowlake facility offers one bedroom, companion, and studio apartments with a variety of daily activities and physical therapy.
505 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057
Brookdale's Tanglewood location offers one bedroom and studio apartments, and accepts residents with small pets. This facility specializes in respite care.
Good Living Community Care Inc.
5715 Dolores Street, Houston, TX 77057
Good Living Community Care offers companion suites and studio apartments. There is 24/7 supervision and assistance on site and daily activities for residents.
6922 Vialinda Drive, Houston, TX 77083
Opened in 2014, Menox Care Assisted Living Community is open 24/7 with a trained staff of caregivers and nurses. They open their doors to patients with dementia/Alzheimers, illnesses or injuries, or medication.
Brookdale Ellington Field
14101 Bay Pointe Court, Houston, TX 77062
Brookdale's Ellington Field location offers one bedroom, companion, and studio apartments with specialty in respite care.
The Solana at Vintage Park
19929 Chasewood Park Road, Houston, TX 77070
This location offers one bedroom, two bedroom, and studio apartments. Small pets are allowed for residents to enjoy in their homes.
The Village of River Oaks
1015 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019
The Village of River Oaks recently opened in Spring 2017. It's unique and modern approach to assisted living offers a resort-style living experience.
11703 Echo Spring Lane, Houston, TX 77065
Avista Living of Houston offers a complex variety of care for you or your loved one, including 24 hour supervision, shared/private rooms, three meals a day, and medication assistance.
Belmont Village West University
2929 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025
This location offers one bedroom, companion, and studio apartments along with a variety of activities and added features, such as a beautician, pool, and garden.
Village on the Park at Steeplechase
12102 Steepleway Blvd., Houston, TX 77065
Village on the Park at Steeplechase offers one bedroom, private and semi-private living arrangements. On site, residents can expect 24 hour staffing, housekeeping, and 3 meals a day.
New Beginnings Senior Estates
9018 Covent Garden Street, Houston, TX 77031
New Beginnings Senior Estates offers assisted living and micro community options for residents. It's location is 6 miles away from the nearest hospital.
Bedford Residence and Health Care Services
11718 Bedford Street, Houston, TX 77031
Bedford Residence and Health Care Services offer assisted living, along with respite, hospice, and dementia care. There is 24/7 staff with trained nurses. This small facility is made to resemble home.
2929 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Brookdale's Galleria location offers one bedroom, two bedroom, and studio apartments. Residents are permitted to have small pets in their living areas.
Brookdale Willowbrook Place
7450 Willowchase Blvd., Houston, TX 77070
Brookdale's WIllowbrook Place location offers companion and studio apartments. Small pets are allowed.
13702 Wimbledon Oaks Drive, Houston, TX 77065
Apex Oaks offers private rooms for residents, each with a personal bathroom. Amenities at this facility include a beauty salon, enclosed courtyard, and oversized aquarium.
Brookdale Cypress Station
303 Lantern Bend Drive, Houston, TX 77090
Brookdale's Cypress Station location offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. Residents can enjoy a garden and patio, library, and fitness center on site.
The Plaza at The Buckingham
8580 Woodway, Houston, TX 77063
This facility offers all inclusive rent with a variety of basic and deluxe options for residents. On site facilities include a spa, hiking trails, coffee shop, and library.
The Cottage of Spring Branch
1842 Hollister Road, Houston, TX 77080
The Cottage of Spring Branch offers studio and shared living apartments. This facility has 24/7 nurses on site and provides hospice care, psychiatric care, and physical therapy.
Brookdale Champion Oaks
17705 Red Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77090
Brookdale's Champion Oaks location offers companion and studio apartments. Residents are allowed to have small pets in their living spaces.
Avid Care Cottages
3611 Glenpine Drive, Houston, TX 77068
Avid Care Cottages offers private living spaces with 24/7 care from staff. This facility offers a wide variety of on-site activities like bingo, movies, and exercise.
Elmcroft of Cy-Fair
11246 Fallbrook, Houston, TX 77065
Elmcroft of Cy-Fair offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. Residents can enjoy a coffee shop, garden and patio, and library all on site.
Autumn Years Assisted Living Facility
2111 Willow Lake Drive, Houston, TX 77077
Autumn Years Assisted Living Facility offers one bedroom, private, and semi-private living arrangements. On site amenities include social activities, geriatric management, medication management, and more.
Brookdale Spring Shadows
9889 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77080
Brookdale's Spring Shadows location offers studio apartments for residency. This location specializes in respite care. Residents are allowed small pets in their living spaces.
God Love Assisted Living Homes
9131 Gianna Court, Houston, TX 77083
God Love Assisted Living Homes offers a variety of living options for residents. On site amenities include provided meals, social activities, and both indoor and outdoor common areas.
Oak Shadows Retirement and Assisted Living
4801 Allendale Road, Houston, TX 77017
Oak Shadows Retirement and Assisted Living was recently renovated in 1987. Residents can live in one or two bedroom apartments with a long list of amenities and facilities..
The Village of the Heights
1407 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008
The Village of the Heights has trained staff to accommodate residents with memory loss. Offered on site is three kinds of therapy and rehabilitation, a fully equipped gym, and more.
Brookdale Memorial Oaks
1414 Sandy Springs Road, Houston, TX 77042
Brookdale's Memorial Oaks location offers plenty of amenities and services to ensure an enjoyable, home-like experience for you or your loved one.
Belmont Village Hunters Creek
7667 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77063
Belmont Village Hunters Creek offers one bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. On site features include a pool, coffee shop, and gym. This facility also have nurses on site.
The Abbey at Westminster Plaza
2865 Westminster Plaza Drive, Houston, TX 77082
The Abbey at Westminster Plaza offers one bedroom, two bedroom, studio apartments, and shared living options. On site features include a pool and spa, garden and patio, and computer room.
Avalon Memory Care at Cypress Creek
9922 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070
Avalon Memory Care offers personalized living experiences for patients with memory loss afflictions. On site accommodations include a beauticians, social activities, and a variety of meals catering to various diets.
Rosemont Personal Care Home
10927 Mayfield Road, Houston, TX 77043
Rosemont Personal Care Home is an assisted living facility that offers freedom to its residents. Amenities include housekeeping, activities, and daily assistance.
The Village of Meyerland
4141 North Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
The VIllage of Meyerland offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments for residents. On-site features include a library, gym, and computer room.
Elmcroft of Braeswood
2555 South Braeswood, Houston, TX 77025
Elmcroft of Braeswood offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. This facility specializes in physical therapy and hospice care.
The Forum at Memorial Woods
777 North Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77024
The Forum at Memorial Woods offers independent and assisted living, with specially-trained nurses on site 24/7. It offers both private and semi-private rooms.
14050 Cutten Road, Houston, TX 77069
Brookdale's Champions location offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. This facility offers a coffee shop, spa, and library on site.
9014 South Ferndale Place Drive, Houston, TX 77064
Avista Living in Houston offers companion suites and studio apartments. The minimum age allowed is 60, and small pets are allowed in residencies.
Ella Springs Senior Living Community
16700 Ella Boulevard, Houston, TX 77090
Ella Springs Senior Living Community offers one bedroom, two bedroom, companion, and studio apartments. There is 24/7 care staff, and a Memory Care unit for patients with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related illnesses.
Fairbanks Court Assisted Living
7810 Trentway Street, Houston, TX 77040
Fairbanks Court has a total of 16 beds on location, ensuring each resident gets personalized care. Interviews will be held for each potential residence, as Fairbanks Court is not a nursing home or trained in special care for specific illnesses and afflictions.
808 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Lovett Place has 24/7 nurses that supervise residents. Residents experience a home-like atmosphere with private and semi-private rooms and three meals a day.
11424 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77082
Atria's Westchase location is great for social seniors. Located in vicinity to a public library, golf course, shopping, and a hospital, boredom is seldom. Atria houses over 21,000 seniors in 28 states and 7 Canadian provinces.
Benefits of Assisted Living
Seniors can leave the worries of maintaining and cleaning their home when they move to assisted living. There is someone to help both day and night so that residents will feel safe.
Residents will enjoy activities with peers. Assisted living facilities offer numerous social events to encourage seniors to stay active and engaged. These programs include card games, dances, parties, outings, clubs, movies, and more.
To help the seniors relax and enjoy these fun activities, other services at assisted living facilities may include:
- Three prepared meals and snacks
- Complimentary transportation to outings and appointments
- Onsite beautician services
- Visiting doctors such as podiatrists and dentists
Each year Genworth conducts a survey to help people plan for the cost of care. The 2017 Cost of Care Survey found the average monthly assisted living care costs $3,500 in Houston. These prices may vary depending on what type of facility you chose. It’s always a good idea to get a breakdown of the monthly expense, so you know what services cost extra.
Is it Time for Assisted Living?
How do you know it’s time for your loved one to move to assisted living? There are a few signs you can watch out for to help make life easier. The first sign is the senior’s health. Does he or she have a medical condition that is getting worse? Have there been falling or driving incidents that worry you? Also, is he or she losing or gain a significant amount of weight?
Look around the house. Are there piles of unopened mail or letters from creditors? Is your loved one able to keep up with finances? If the house isn’t as clean as it used to be, it may be time for someone to do the work for your loved one.
Another sign you may want to look for is loneliness. Does your loved one have friends? Is she getting out regularly? Assisted living facilities have activities to keep seniors engaged and active while creating friendships.
Things to Do in Houston
Houston has several activities that cost little or are free. Assisted living facilities may sponsor outings to these attractions as well. Some of the attractions in Houston are several museums, watching the bats at Waugh Drive Bridge, nature trails, and many other cultural events. The City of Houston also hosts several senior events and activities including field trips, cultural events, holiday events, Senior Olympics, craft classes, and more.
The Search Begins
After deciding it’s time to move to an assisted living community, it’s time to start asking around and see if anyone has any recommendations. You can also look online to research reviews and see if there are any complaints. To find a listing of all area communities, Texas Health and Human Services provides a listing to help you start your search.
Looking for assisted living in nearby cities? Check out assisted living centers in Texas.