Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Austin, TX

Austin is the state capital of Texas and home to nearly 1 million people. Nearly 9% of the city’s population is seniors aged 65 and over, which is down somewhat from the senior share of the city’s population in 2010. Despite this, the rate of Alzheimer’s deaths has jumped by 38.5% just in the four years between 2014 and 2018. Alzheimer’s disease and its complications has risen as a share of all deaths in Austin over the same period from 6.5% to 7.4%. This is during a time when Austin’s booming population, along with deaths from all causes, rose by only 22% overall. These figures suggest that Alzheimer’s disease has grown into a serious issue for thousands of Austin seniors, and the numbers are likely to increase as the city’s population continues to age.

Seniors in Austin who are living with Alzheimer’s disease need high-quality care in safe, comfortable surroundings. Fortunately, Austin has scores of excellent memory care facilities where seniors with dementia get the care they need. This guide goes over 10 of the best memory care facilities Austin has to offer, with firsthand accounts from many of the families whose loved ones live in them.

Brookdale Beckett Meadows

Brookdale Beckett Meadows

7709 Beckett Road
Austin, TX 78749 

Located in a handsome red-brick Texas Colonial complex on Beckett Road, Brookdale Beckett Meadows has wide-open spaces and elaborately manicured lawns for residents of its memory care wing. Low staff ratios allow for extensive one-on-one care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease. Daily therapy is scheduled for each memory care resident, with games and social activities organized according to each resident’s ability to participate. Memory care staff are available 24 hours a day and look after residents in an environment that is modeled as closely as possible on a private family home.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ loved ones frequently cite Brookdale’s attentive staff in reviews. As one reviewer said, “I am overwhelmed with care. . . The response time from the staff is very quick. There were occasions I had medical emergencies and the staff is skilled enough to know what to do. The maintenance and the housekeeping is excellent as well.”

Call (512) 891-9544 to learn more. 

The Pavilion at Great Hills

The Pavilion at Great Hills

11819 Pavilion Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759

A full social calendar and lively community activities help keep seniors with dementia active at The Pavilion at Great Hills. Skilled caregivers provide personalized assistance with seniors’ Alzheimer’s care plans, and all residents get regular occupational or memory care therapy sessions to stay alert. All of the accessible outdoor spaces at The Pavilion are enclosed and supervised while residents are occupying them to prevent wandering or other potentially hazardous behavior.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ families praise the human touch their loved ones get from the staff at The Pavilion. One reviewer in particular had this to say about attentive staff: “The entire staff is amazing. So caring, dedicated, loving and patient. I would recommend this place to anyone with a loved one that needs assistance.”

Call (512) 831-5429 to learn more.

Elmcroft of Austin

Elmcroft of Austin

7017 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745

Elmcroft of Austin is a single-story complex with wide corridors and easy access to all supervised areas for seniors with dementia who live in the special care wing. Regular mental health programs and group activities help keep residents active and alert, and personal care helps keep residents comfortable during the downtime. The specially trained memory care staff coordinate with residents’ personal health care providers to stay current on medications, therapies and other measures recommended by doctors. Close contact is also maintained with family members, including regular updates and notices of changes in residents’ conditions.

What Residents Are Saying

Elmcroft staff stay in close contact with families during their senior loved ones’ stay at the facility. One reviewer, whose grandmother lived for a time at Elmcroft, had this to say: “[The staff at Elmcroft of Austin] took great care of my grandmother in her advanced years.”

Call (512) 916-4095 to learn more.

Sodalis at Dripping Springs

Sodalis at Dripping Springs

11013 Signal Hill Drive
Austin, TX 78737

Community life at Sodalis revolves around the large communal living room, where residents with Alzheimer’s participate in lively group therapy sessions that help keep their minds active. The living room is also the hub of social interactions during the time between staff-organized group activities. In addition to hands-on care staff, Sodalis has a full-time team of culinary staff who prepare three home-style meals a day. Families of current or future residents are encouraged to tour the facility during a lunch visit and share the dining room with residents and caregivers.

What Residents Are Saying

The facility at Sodalis is not large, but the atmosphere many reviewers cite is one of closeness and family-style care. One reviewer, whose loved one lives at Sodalis, praised the facility and the staff in these terms: “[Sodalis at Dripping Springs is a] small [quiet], clean place. Caregivers are positive and kind.”

Call (512) 637-5400 to learn more.

The Village at The Triangle

The Village at The Triangle

4517 Triangle Avenue
Austin, TX 78751

Located in a very modern high-rise near the heart of downtown Austin, The Village at the Triangle keeps residents in its memory care unit comfortable with guided walks around the lush grounds and supervised swim activities in the sparkling clear saltwater swimming pool. The Village complex is located within walking distance of Austin’s famous farmers market at Triangle Commons Park, where visiting families can stop to pick up fresh produce and other items for their senior loved ones.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviews for The Village rave about the beautiful grounds and excellent care residents get. One reviewer put it this way: “The facility is gorgeous. I recommend this facility to anyone who wants to ensure their loved one gets the best care possible. (And their response [COVID-19] was excellent. They took significant preventative measures.)”

Call (512) 813-1495 to learn more.

Brookdale Northwest Hills

Brookdale Northwest Hills

5715 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731

Brookdale Northwest Hills offers residents in its memory care unit personalized therapy programs to help manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Group programs include social events and memory-enhancing games to keep residents’ mentally active. The rooms in Brookdale Northwest Hills’ special care unit are designed to be as much like a private apartment as possible, and residents’ families are encouraged to bring along personal items to help make rooms feel more like home.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ families praise Brookdale for the personal connections staff forge with residents in memory care. One reviewer wrote this: “[Brookdale] is amazing. [E]very person who works there knows her name, and you can see how happy she is to be there by the smile on her face. Dining staff know her favorite meals and make suggestions when she’s confused by the choices.”

Call (512) 454-5900 to learn more.

Colonial Gardens – Austin

Colonial Gardens - Austin

3700 Adelphi Lane
Austin, TX 78727

Colonial Gardens’ memory care unit is designed around cozy cottages that are designed to be smaller than impersonal special care facilities. Personal care from long-term staff fosters a family feeling, and caregivers develop an individual awareness of each resident’s plan of care. While the state of Texas requires only 2 hours of specialized training for staff who work with seniors who have dementia, the caregivers at Colonial Gardens all receive at least 20 hours of condition-specific training to give residents well-informed and positive care.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ loved ones often leave reviews citing Colonial Gardens’ personal support system. One reviewer described her mother’s care, saying, “When we walked in the doors we knew it was the right place for her. They are supportive of my mom and my whole family. We couldn’t have asked for a better memory care community.”

Call (512) 799-6515 to learn more.

Parmer Woods at North Austin

Parmer Woods at North Austin

12429 Scofield Farms Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Situated in one of North Austin’s quiet residential neighborhoods, Parmer Woods maintains a safe, comfortable space for its memory care population. Residents live in newly renovated rooms under supervision from caring staff, who lead daily brain and physical fitness events in the facility’s common areas. Seniors in the Parmer Woods memory care unit have the opportunity to participate in the community garden as part of the facility’s approach to keeping seniors with Alzheimer’s as active and engaged as they can comfortably manage.

What Residents Are Saying

Outside members of the community contribute to the generally positive reviews Parmer Woods gets online. One reviewer says, “I decided to volunteer and perform guitar and voice at this community. STAFF was exceptional, kind and supportive. Residents were in good care, in a clean environment. Bless you people for the work you do.”

Call (512) 835-9080 to learn more.

Auberge at Bee Cave

Auberge at Bee Cave

14058 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg A
Austin, TX 78738

Auberge maintains a full 24/7 team of licensed medical practitioners and nursing staff to look after the needs of its memory care residents. Seniors in the special care unit at Auberge look after residents’ daily needs and lead therapeutic group sessions for brain and physical exercise. Staff caregivers at Auberge follow a Montessori-inspired philosophy of care for seniors with dementia. Each resident’s personal story is developed on a biography board or memory box to help keep them in touch with their personal history and to forge a personal connection between each resident and the caregivers who look after them 24 hours a day.

What Residents Are Saying

Families speak highly of Auberge’s pleasant staff and excellent food. One family member wrote, “I’m happy with this community. The staff are wonderful and always able to attend to the needs of care. The food is really good and appealing.  We would highly recommend this community for the great value.”

Call (512) 263-2544 to learn more.

Liana South Austin

Liana South Austin

5200 Davis Lane
Austin, TX 78749

Liana South Austin’s special care unit for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease has wide hallways and easily accessible common areas. Abundant natural light streams through the large picture windows facing south. Every staff member at Liana is trained on memory care, including the office staff who only occasionally interact directly with residents. The care team at Liana has developed a range of lifestyle programs to help seniors with dementia develop through fitness classes, creativity workshops, music programs and even technology training.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents’ families say generally positive things about Liana’s facilities, such as this family member online: “We looked at several facilities before settling on Autumn Leaves. We made the right choice. It’s a beautiful facility, and the entire staff is competent and dedicated. No regrets.”

Call (512) 301-8780 to learn more.

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