Here's a list of senior resources available to Southwest Austinites

As you or your parents age, it might be hard to know what steps to take. Follow this guide to see options for every level of assistance and discover what local care resources are available.







IN-HOME CARE


I need some help, but would like to continue living at home. What are my options?


In-home care allows individuals to remain at home and receive aid that is catered to their physical and mental states. It can include services from doctor visits to help with household chores.


Assisting Hands Home Care
2906 S. First St., Ste. 103
512-999-7379
www.assistinghands.com
Staff offers home safety evaluations, meal preparation, housekeeping and grooming.




  • Overnight care available

  • Can administer food

  • Housekeeping

  • Beauty Shop


Austin Home Care Assistance
9707 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 330
512-623-7800
www.austinhomecareassistance.com
Caregivers assist clients throughout the Austin metro area.




  • Overnight care available

  • Can administer food


BrightStar Care
7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 418
512-452-9800
www.brightstarcare.com
Trained staff offers skilled home care, including dementia care.




  • Overnight care available

  • Can administer food

  • Can administer medicine


Heavenly Care Home Health
13266 Pond Springs Road
512-432-5503
www.heavenlycaregivers.com
Nursing staff provides in-home medical assistance.




  • Overnight care available

  • Can administer food

  • Can administer medicine


Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled (HAND) In-Home Care
1640 B E. Second St., Ste. 200
512-477-3796
www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org
Personal caregivers offer personal care, homemaker and supportive services.




  • Can administer food

  • Housekeeping

  • Skilled nursing






RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES & HOMES


I cannot live at home anymore and may require some assistance. What are my options?


Independent living includes social activities and community spaces but sometimes no meal or medical services.


Assisted living offers services from medical to housekeeping. Units are often included in facilities that also offer memory care. Each facility offers planned activities for residents.


Memory care offers services such as reminiscence therapy that work to restore or maintain as much memory as possible. Heightened care is available to residents who have different kinds of dementia.


Hospice care is offered for those facing diagnoses that leave them with six months or less to live. The person must decide against further curative treatment. Hospice staff work to care for an individual in his or her last months of life in the most comfortable way.


Autumn Leaves-South Austin
5200A Davis Lane
512-301-8780
www.autumnleaves.com/communities/south-austin




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities


The Continental Retirement Community
4604 S. Lamar Blvd.
512-436-0887
www.sunshineretirementliving.com/




  • Independent living

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


Elan Southpark Meadows
9320 Alice Mae Lane
512-222-3224
www.elansouthparkmeadows.com




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation

  • Can administer medicine

  • Beauty shop

  • Pets welcome

  • 24-hour on-site staff


Ledgestone Senior Living Community
13150 Four Star Blvd.
512-915-9042 (independent living)
512-744-7207 (assisted living/memory care)
www.ledgestonesl.com




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Independent living

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Pets welcome


LegacyOaks Assisted Living and Memory Care
7501 Hwy. 290
512-288-8300
www.legacy-oaks.com




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


Silverado
11330 Farrah Lane, Austin, Texas 78748
512-280-2030
www.silverado.com




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Hospice care

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Pets welcome

  • Beauty shop

  • Skilled nursing


Western Trails Senior Apartments
2422 Western Trails Blvd.
512-447-8759
www.greystonerents.com




  • Independent living

  • HUD Housing (Facilities that offer low-income housing opportunities sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

  • Planned activities






Activities


Oak Hill Yoga
512-964-4844
www.oakhillyogaaustin.com


Certified Yoga Specialist Marilyn Lindgren offers one-on-one or small-group yoga therapy classes for those with back pain and those who are over age 50. Stress-relief/meditation classes and chair yoga for seniors with mobility and balance issues are also available. Home visits. Prices vary.


South Austin Senior Activity Center
3911 Manchaca Road
512-978-2400
www.austintexas.gov/department/south-austin-senior-activity-center


The center provides many services, such as gardening, games, arts and crafts, health and fitness, group socials, excursions, organizational meetings and private rentals. A calendar-year donation of $10 is appreciated and an additional $10 is required to have a newsletter mailed to a home address. Donations go the SASAC Advisory Board.


WellMed Senior Community Center
706 W. Ben White Blvd., Ste. 125A
512-383-9626
www.wellmedgives.org


Services include classes to improve strength and cardio, gym-quality fitness equipment, health and education classes, computer instruction in the Cyber Cafe, arts and crafts, Wii activities, bingo and more. Services for family caregivers are also provided through community partnerships. Free.







Transportation


Drive a Senior-Austin Southwest
3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. E240-77
512-364-6501
www.driveasenior.org/austin-southwest


The van program serves the region to the southwest and west of the Colorado River, including West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lost Creek, Lakeway, The Hills, and other neighborhoods in Oak Hill and south of Lake Travis. The van drives to the Bee Cave H-E-B on Monday mornings and the Westlake H-E-B on Monday afternoons. Friday mornings are reserved for the H-E-B at the Y in Oak Hill. The van can seat six passengers at a time. Free.


Senior Transportation Program
Austin Parks and Recreation-Senior Division, 200 S. Lamar Blvd.
512-974-1464
www.austintexas.gov


The program is part of the city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Programs division. Services are provided Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Drivers provide curb-to-curb service, and assistance is provided when needed. Adults age 60 and older are eligible to participate. Service rides include regular routes and lunch programs, errands, medical appointments and group travel. $1-$6







Services


Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area
6800 Burleson Road, Bldg. 310, Ste. 165
512-916-6062
www.capcog.org


The ADRC of the Capital Area is a single access point to long-term services and support program benefits for older adults, those with disabilities and their caregivers. Services can range from Medicare application assistance to locating accessible housing resources in the resident’s community.


Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
6800 Burleson Road, Bldg. 310, Ste. 165
512-916-6062
www.capcog.org


The agency offers a variety of services, such as benefits counseling; caregiver support; care coordination; health and wellness; information; referral and assistance; medication screening; and a list of vendors that work with the agency, such as residential repair, dental, vision and hearing doctors and in-home help services.


Caring Transitions of West Austin
3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. E-240/414
512-893-5375
www.caringtransitionswestaustin.com


Caring Transitions of West Austin, a resource for managing senior relocations, are also used by busy families and individuals in need of assistance.


The company recently announced the opening of a new location to serve Austin, the Arboretum, Great Hills, Far West, Spicewood, Northwest Hills, Rollingwood, Westlake, Westlake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Cedar Park, Steiner Ranch and the surrounding communities. Trained team members can handle organizing, packing, decluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations and preparing homes for the market.


Meals on Wheels of Central Texas
3227 E. Fifth St.
512-476-6325
www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org


The meal-delivery program provides home-delivered prepared meals for seniors and other homebound residents throughout the Greater Austin area and provides case-management services to individuals enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program. Each recipient receives one hot meal per day during the week and may have an option of receiving supplemental frozen meals for the weekend.


This list is not comprehensive.



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