These Central Austin organizations provide resources for seniors

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.

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.

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

  • 24-hour on-site staff

  • Beauty shop


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




  • can administer medicine

  • overnight care available

  • can administer food


Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled (HAND) In-Home Care
1640B 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


Home Instead Senior Care
3301 Northland Drive
512-347-9207
www.homeinstead.com
Home Instead offers companionship care, personal care, meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping, hospice care support, and live-in and 24-hour care.




  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Beauty shop

  • Transportation


InHome Care Austin
1016 Posada Drive, Ste. 240
512-821-2224
www.inhome-care.org
Services include nursing, social services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sitter services, home health aides, housekeeping and meal preparation.




  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Skilled Nursing


Right at Home
5555 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C111
512-465-9900
www.rightathome.net
Right at Home offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care, companionship, physical assistance, respite care, home health aides, transportation, meal preparation and nursing services.




  • Meals prepared

  • Transportation

  • 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.


Austin Adult Day Health Center
3710 Cedar St.
512-458-6305
www.ageofcentraltx.org/adc




  • Independent living

  • can administer medicine

  • Meals prepared

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


Brookdale Northwest HillsBrookdale Northwest Hills
5715 Mesa Drive
512-454-5900
www.brookdaleseniorliving.com




  • Memory care

  • Hospice care

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


The Continental Retirement Community
4064 S. Lamar Blvd.
512-436-0887
www.sunshineretirementliving.com




  • Independent living

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


Harper House Personal Care Facility
2201 Greenwood Ave.
512-708-8489




  • Independent living

  • Meals prepared

  • Housekeeping

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation


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




  • Independent living

  • HUD Housing

  • Planned activities


WestminsterWestminster
4100 Jackson Ave.
512-454-4711
www.westminsteraustintx.org




  • Assisted living

  • Memory care

  • Planned activities

  • Transportation

  • Skilled Nursing






Activities


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 WestDrive a Senior-Austin West
2601 Exposition Blvd.
512-472-6339
www.driveasenior.org/austin-west


The van program serves the region to the east and north of the Colorado River and south of Loop 360 and US 183. Neighborhoods served include downtown Austin, Central Austin, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Tarrytown, Allandale, Northwest Hills and North Shoal Creek. The van drives to the Far West H-E-B and the Northcross Walmart on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Reservations must be made at least three business days in advance. Free.


Senior Transportation Program
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 AreaArea 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 AustinCaring 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 Central TexasMeals on Wheels 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.



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