Finding residential communities, care for Lake Travis/Westlake 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 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 anything from doctor visits to help with household chores.


1. Assisting Hands Home Care

2906 S. First Street, Ste. 103, Austin


512-999-7379


www.assistinghands.com


Offers home safety evaluations, meal preparation, housekeeping and grooming






2. Austin Home Care Assistance


9707 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 330, Austin


512-623-7800


www.austinhomecareassistance.com


Caregivers assist clients throughout the Austin metro area






3. Be Well MD




Mark Carlson of Be Well MD speaks to residents at Atria the Arboretum retirement community. Mark Carlson of Be Well MD speaks to residents at Atria the Arboretum retirement community.[/caption]

1905 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 4, Cedar Park


512-553-1921


www.stayhealthystayhome.com


Offers in-home primary health care, including immunizations and prescriptions






4. BrightStar Care


7703 No. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 418, Austin


512-452-9800


www.brightstarcare.com


Offers skilled home care, including dementia care






5. Heavenly Care Home Health


13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin


512-432-5503


www.heavenlycaregivers.com


Nursing staff provides in-home medical assistance






RESIDENTIAL
COMMUNITIES & HOMES


I can’t 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 may offer everything from medical to housekeeping services. Each facility offers planned activities for residents.


Memory care offers services like reminiscence therapy that aim to restore or maintain as much memory as possible for residents.


Hospice care is offered for those facing diagnoses that leave them with six months or less to live. The person must decide not to choose further curative treatment. Hospice staff work to care for an individual in his or her last months of life in the most comfortable way.


Source: www.AARP.org/Community Impact Newspaper






6. Belmont Village West Lake Hills




A Belmont Village resident (left) and a rehabilitation employee visit at the community's fitness center. A Belmont Village resident (left) and a rehabilitation employee visit at the community's fitness center.[/caption]

4310 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills


512-347-1700


www.belmontvillage.com


Offers short-term stay in addition to assisted living and memory care






7. Lake Travis Independent Living


302 Medical Parkway, Lakeway


512-262-9758


www.spectrumretirement.com


New community offers independent living; opening by the end of the summer






8. Ledgestone Senior Living Community


13150 and 13152 Four Star Blvd., Austin


512-915-9042


www.ledgestonesl.com


Community offers a pool, dog park and therapy gym






9. Silverado Memory Care Community, Bee Cave


1408 Bldg. A, Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave


512-263-2544


Memory care community offers 24-hour visitation






10. Querencia Barton Creek


2500 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin


512-610-9400


www.querenciabartoncreek.com


Resort-style options offer independent and assisted living






ACTIVITIES & MORE






Aging is Cool




Aging is Cool participants are treated to oudoor activities at Camp Meraki, a summer camp for older adults. Aging is Cool participants are treated to oudoor activities at Camp Meraki, a summer camp for older adults.[/caption]

P.O. Box 2212, Kyle


512-790-2665


www.agingiscool.com


Offers classes, meetups and summer camps for adults; scheduled to launch programming in Lakeway this fall


Amy Temperley founded Aging is Cool with her husband, fitness instructor Damien Temperley. They aimed to create the kind of programming they would like to see when they are older.


“People tend to think that when you turn 60, you have to slow down,” Amy said. “Most of them are starting a whole new life.”






11. Aging Services Council of Central Texas


3710 Cedar St., Austin


512-593-2269


www.agingservicescouncil.org


Network of organizations and individuals offers seniors information and services






12. Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area


6800 Burleson Road, Bldg. 310, Ste. 165, Austin


888-622-9111


www.capcog.org


Offers services to support older adults in the surrounding counties






13. Drive a Senior Southwest


3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.,


Austin


512-364-6501


www.driveasenior.org


Nonprofit offers transportation for residents in Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Lost Creek, Rollingwood, The Hills, Oak Hill and West Lake Hills






14. Lake Travis Community Library


1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin


512-263-2885


www.laketravislibrary.org


Offers programs including Power for Parkinson’s and other clubs






This list is not comprehensive.

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