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.
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
Offers home safety evaluations, meal preparation, housekeeping and grooming
2. Austin Home Care Assistance
9707 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 330, Austin
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.[/caption]
1905 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 4, Cedar Park
Offers in-home primary health care, including immunizations and prescriptions
4. BrightStar Care
7703 No. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 418, Austin
Offers skilled home care, including dementia care
5. Heavenly Care Home Health
13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin
Nursing staff provides in-home medical assistance
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.[/caption]
4310 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills
Offers short-term stay in addition to assisted living and memory care
7. Lake Travis Independent Living
302 Medical Parkway, Lakeway
New community offers independent living; opening by the end of the summer
8. Ledgestone Senior Living Community
13150 and 13152 Four Star Blvd., Austin
Community offers a pool, dog park and therapy gym
9. Silverado Memory Care Community, Bee Cave
1408 Bldg. A, Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave
Memory care community offers 24-hour visitation
10. Querencia Barton Creek
2500 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin
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.[/caption]
P.O. Box 2212, Kyle
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
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
Offers services to support older adults in the surrounding counties
13. Drive a Senior Southwest
3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.,
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
Offers programs including Power for Parkinson’s and other clubs
This list is not comprehensive.