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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Houston, TX

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Retirees love Houston because of its hot, temperate climate, its wealth of parks, ponds, and other natural features, and wide range of cultural opportunities. With many family-friendly attractions such as the world-famous Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Fine arts, and the Houston Space Center, there is a ton of things to do with vacationing relatives as well as numerous ways to fill a busy day. Plus, many cultural centers offer discounts to residents above age 65 and military veterans and assisted living facilities routinely schedule visits to these places to keep residents culturally and socially engaged.  This city is also home to state-of-the-art eldercare researchers from the University of Houston’s Consortium on Aging

The cost of living in Houston is slightly less than the U.S. median and assisted living facilities typically cost around $200 less on average than in the rest of the country. This guide was created to help Houston residents and those interested in moving to the area find assisted living facilities that provide excellent health and personal care services, as well as many opportunities,  to help them live a full and gratifying life.

St. Dominic Village

2401 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77021

(713) 741-8701

St. Dominic’s Village provides high-quality, faith-based elder care to those with memory problems, or who are able to live in moderate independence. This facility offers short-term rehab, long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living. Residents spend time together with various planned activities, or at services held in the Catholic chapel. The ever-growing calendar of events is available in the facility’s quarterly newsletter as well as its website, making it easy for prospective residents to get a feel for the activities offered.

  • Faith-based facility
  • Memory care, short-term rehab, and skilled nursing available

Copperfield Estates

16820 West Rd

Houston, TX 77095

(844) 446-1110

Residents of Copperfield Estates enjoy a variety of social activities on the beautiful grounds and have many opportunities to enjoy their days on campus or on an outing. Busy seniors are free to utilize the computer room and Wi-Fi as well as the activities rooms, games and billiards rooms, and on-site gym. There is also a salon and barber that provide quality beautician services to residents for a small fee. This pet-friendly community also has a wide network of walking paths, a patio, four dining rooms, a library, and a handsome community fireplace.

  • Pet-friendly community
  • Spacious grounds and community fireplace

Holly Hall Retirement Community

2000 Holly Hall St

Houston, TX 77054

(713) 799-9031

This Christian retirement community features assisted as well as independent living in spacious private apartments, complete with large living rooms, full baths, closets, and access to 24-hour maintenance and personal care services.  Holly Hall provides a constantly shifting calendar of activities, including resident favorites such as twice weekly dominoes and bridge groups, tai-chi and other exercise programs, ice cream socials, and weekly shopping trips. Residents are welcome to join the group for a monthly dinner outing, and there is also a men's group that meets once a month. Catholic and Christian services are offered that include weekly worship and Bible study and Catholic mass.

  • Private apartments with 24 hr personal care services
  • Catholic & Christian services incl. weekly worship, Bible study, and Catholic mass

The Village of River Oaks

1015 S Shepherd Dr

Houston, TX 77019

(281) 719-9910

The Village of River Oaks provides all-inclusive assisted living services including medication management, customized levels of assistance, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and access to highly-trained medical staff including physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Scheduled transportation provides weekly and monthly outing opportunities to social butterflies, and there is a myriad of fitness and activities programs for those who prefer to have fun within the village. The roomy apartments include fine design details and large walk-in closets, and the facility has a front desk concierge service happy to help residents with handling package deliveries or arranging outings.

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Front desk concierge service

The Abbey at Westminster Plaza

2855 Westminster Plaza Dr

Houston, TX 77082

(281) 556-6020

The Abbey at Westminster Plaza is a three-story building set on a lavish eight-acre campus, complete with a home theatre, sunrooms, a  courtyard with walking paths, and various lounges. Each floor has its own country kitchen, and various activity spaces and exercise rooms are peppered throughout the facility. This privately owned, family-run community has provided top-tier assisted living services to Houston’s aging population for over 60 years. The comfortably sized apartments are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that helps residents maintain wireless contact with health and security staff, and all apartments have individual security systems.

  • 8-acre campus
  • Individual security system in each apartment

Bedford Residence Assisted Living

11718 Bedford St

Houston, TX 77031

(281) 498-3301

Bedford Residence provides all-inclusive assisted living services, facilitated in spacious private and semi-private suites, for a low flat rate dependent on the level of care needed. Health and personal care services are administered to residents in need of all levels of care, including hospice, and the customized meal and activities programs are designed for a variety of lifestyle needs. There are exercise and walking groups, gaming get-togethers, and a variety of religious activities like choir and prayer meets. The gardening program is available to residents of all capabilities, offering opportunities from simply walking through the gardens with a friendly aide to helping grow and harvest flowers and vegetables.

  • Gardening program
  • All-inclusive flat rate based on care-level

Embark at Willowbrook Park

7575 Willow Chase Blvd

Houston, TX 77070

(281) 588-0800

Embark at Willowbrook Park maintains a philosophy providing the highest quality lifestyles for residents that want to remain active and enjoy their later years in their chosen communities. The activities here are expertly crafted to incorporate mind, body, and spirit into the creative process and provide residents the opportunity to thrive through their favorite hobbies. Restaurant-style dining is offered, and the gourmet menu is customizable for residents with special dietary needs. The facility features an exercise center with an outdoor heated pool and a jacuzzi spa. Another reason we included Embark at Willowbrook Park in our rankings is its gorgeous campus, complete with several walking paths that wind around manicured grounds, community gardens, a putting green, and a waterfall pond.

  • Restaurant-style gourmet dining
  • On-site amenities incl. heated pool, jacuzzi, and putting green

Rosemont Personal Care Home

10927 Mayfield Rd

Houston, TX 77043

(713) 468-7673

The caring staff at Rosemont Personal Care Home provides aging residents with high-quality assisted living services up through the end of life. This is a smaller residential home, or micro-community, with a close-knit lifestyle that offers a more family-like experience than larger facilities. Residents are treated to three home-cooked meals a day, a rotating calendar of activities, and regularly scheduled outings to attractions around Houston. This facility accepts private pay residents as well as many types of health insurance to help pay for personal care services.

  • Close-knit residential micro-community
  • Three home-cooked meals per day

Atria Cy-Fair

11500 Fallbrook Dr

Houston, TX 77065

(281) 394-1809

The Atria at Cy-Fair has a wide selection of floor plans for its private apartments, all of which include all-inclusive personal care services in addition to weekly housekeeping and linen services. The 24-hour maintenance and healthcare staff is always available to help residents with any needs that may arise, and transportation is provided for those that enjoy shopping trips and other outings, as well as to take residents to scheduled appointments. We featured Atria at Cy-Fair in our rankings because of the superb dining choices, featuring in-house gourmet chefs and local produce, as well as a changing menu that may be customized for residents with dietary restrictions. The full activities calendar keeps residents busy with a shifting selection of hobbies and social events throughout the year.

  • Transportation provided for appointments & outings
  • Wide selection of private apartment floor plans

The Gardens at Spring Shadows

10100 Kempwood Drive

Houston, TX, 77080

(713) 462-6444

The Gardens at Spring Shadows stands out for its amenities. Residents enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in the heart of Houston, complete with landscaped courtyards to walk, gym rooms and pools, and a gorgeous putting green. There are two large dining rooms with a rotating gourmet menu. The community room is available for resident meetings and impromptu activities, and there are numerous scheduled activities and groups available for residents to connect with others who share their interests. The multi-level facility has roomy elevators, beauty salons, a library, and many entertainment areas. Residents also have access to a handy on-site post office with US and community mailboxes.

  • Extensive entertainment areas and activities
  • Luxurious amenities incl. Pool, landscaped courtyard and putting green